Henry Birkenfeld

Henry Birkenfeld

Sunday, August 3rd, 1941 Sunday, November 29th, 2020

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Obituary for Henry Lawrence Birkenfeld

Henry L Birkenfeld, 79 of Bristol, died Sunday November 29, 2020 at St Elizabeths Manor. Born in Texas, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Lorine (Washburn) Birkenfeld. Beloved husband of Mary Fatima (Labao) Birkenfeld.

Mr. Birkenfeld was a Veteran of the US Navy, having served on the USS Lake Champlain. He retired from Raytheon where he was a tester/calibrator. He enjoyed gardening and traveling after his retirement.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son Kyle R. Birkenfeld and his wife Elizabeth of Warwick, stepson Matthew J. Andrews of Swansea and a stepdaughter Naomi Grant of Bristol. He was the grandfather of four and great grandfather of three all of Warwick, RI. He leaves several siblings: Anthony (Pat); Samuel (Nancy); Virginia (Dan) Podzemny and Magdalene (El) Hill all of Amarillo, Tx; Julius (Kathy) of Nazareth, Tx. He was predeceased by brother Charles and sister Irene King.

Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 11 am in St Elizabeths Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809. Masks must be worn and will be following all COVID restrictions set forth for the “PAUSE”. Burial with full military honors will be private. Visit

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  • Service

    December 7, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Elizabeth's Church
    577 Wood Street
    Bristol, RI
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    December 7, 2020
  • Interment

    December 7, 2020 | 12:00pm
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    December 7, 2020

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EL and Maggie Hill, Steve and Chandra Copeland sent flowers to the family of Henry Lawrence Birkenfeld.
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EL and Maggie Hill, Steve and Chandra Copeland sent flowers to the family of Henry Lawrence Birkenfeld.
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Janice Vita Thornhill

Prayers from Texas for comfort for Henry's family.
Janice Vita Thornhill
Comment | Posted at 10:33pm via Condolence

Maggie &E.L.

Henry we love . Even though you were miles away you and Fatima were always in our hearts. Our greatest sympathy goes out to Fatima, Kyle and his family, Naomi, Matthew, and all of your lovely grandchildren and great grandchildren. You guys take care of each other in this trying time. Our love and prayers are with you all. Maggie and E.L. Hill
Comment | Posted at 06:18pm via Condolence

EL and Maggie Hill, Steve and Chandra Copeland

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Chandra Copeland

Uncle Henry, I know where you are and you will be missed here on earth. Aunt Fatima, Kyle (Elizabeth) family, Matt, and Naomi you are in my prayers. Love y'all, Chandra
Comment | Posted at 10:34am via Condolence

matt andrews

You entered my life when I was 13 years old. For that I'm forever grateful. thank you for everything you've done for me and for being my father, love always matt
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