Jerome “Jerry” W. Kessel, 77, of Fairfield, died Dec. 11.

Born in Wheaton, Ill. to the late Raymond and Ella (Rawie) Kessel; U.S. Army ROTC, Army officer.

Besides the love of his life Ricki Reiner, he is survived by daughters, Kathryn Kessel of Manhattan, Sally Kessel Allen of Brentwood, N.H. and the late Cindy Kessel Hollingsworth, five grandsons, sister, Rev. Patricia Rae Kessel and sons-in-law, Pete Allen and Charles Hollingsworth.

Calling hours: Thursday, Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m., Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield Center.

Memorial contributions: Grief Girls at griefgirls.com.