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Henry J. "Hank" Vosswinkel

November 13, 1936 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 84)


Henry J. Vosswinkel, 84, of Ridgefield, husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Donnellan) Vosswinkel, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Affectionately known as “Hank”, Mr. Vosswinkel was the son of Henry and Therese (Becker) Vosswinkel. Born in the Bronx, NY, on November 13, 1936, Hank was raised in the Bronx and attended St. Francis of Rome Elementary School, Iona Preparatory School, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Iona College of New Rochelle. He then attained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Detroit. Mr. Vosswinkel was employed with Richardson-Merrill Company of New York until 1969 when he joined the Pepsi Corporation where he worked until his retirement as Vice President of Finance of Pepsi’s International Wine and Spirits division.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1976 coming from Rockland County, NY, he was a member of the Marquette Council Knights of Columbus, the Right to Life Organization, and St. Mary Parish. Mr. Vosswinkel was also a member of the Iona Alumni Association, a board member of The Leo House of New York, and an avid fan of Iona Gaels Basketball and Notre Dame Football. During his younger years, Hank was an avid skier in the mountains of Vermont and enjoyed sailing on Long Island Sound with his family. Once retired, he traded in his skis for the warmth and sunshine of Cape Coral, Florida during the winter months.

In addition to his wife Peggy of fifty-three years, Mr. Vosswinkel is survived by two daughters, Deirdre “DeeDee” Ferguson and her husband Scott of Centennial, CO, and Catherine “Katy” Donovan and her husband Michael of Hingham, MA as well as his beloved grandchildren, Avery, William, Declan, and John. In addition to his parents, Mr. Vosswinkel was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Vosswinkel

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 10:30 am in the hall of St. Mary Roman Catholic Parish, 183 High Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Contributions in Mr. Vosswinkel’s memory may be made to The Vosswinkel Mission Endowment at Iona College either online, (please select “Vosswinkel Mission Endowment” in the Designation drop-down when making a gift) or by sending a check to Vosswinkel Mission Endowment, Iona College, Joyce Advancement House, 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  


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Calling Hours
October 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kane Funeral Home
25 Catoonah Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Funeral Mass
October 23, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Church Hall
183 High Ridge Avenue
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Interment following the funeral mass

St. Mary Cemetery Ridgefield
110 North Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877


Vosswinkel Mission Endowment - Iona College
Joyce Advancement House - 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801

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