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Michael Tarbell 1953-2022

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Michael Tarbell passed away at the age of 69 on Wednesday, October 25, 2022. Mike was

born on September 16, 1953. Over the course of his life, Mike lived in various towns, but he

has long considered Hebron, CT his home.

Mike graduated from RHAM High School in 1972. He went on to receive his associates

degree in architecture in 1974 and later earned his Land Surveyor License. In 1989, Mike

joined up with business partner, Russell Heintz, to form Tarbell, Heintz & Associates Inc, a land surveying and engineering company. Through his work, Mike enjoyed connecting with

people in his community.

In 2011, Mike joined the Hebron Lions Club and has maintained an active role in serving his

community. He was the Hebron Harvest Fair superintendent from 2015 to 2018 and again

in 2022. His generosity and compassion for others was recognized through awards

including the Knight of Blind (2013), Lion of the Year (2014), Ambassador of Sight (2016),

and Melvin Jones Fellowship. He also served on the Board of Selectman for a period of


Mike cruised his way through life whether it be by truck, boat, golf cart, or snow mobile.

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH held a sweet spot in his heart and many family memories were

made on those waters. Mike will be missed and always remembered for his fun-loving

demeanor and the twinkle in his eye.

Mike is predeceased by his parents, Jeanette and Gardner Tarbell. He is survived by many

loving individuals, including his stepmother, Doris Tarbell; son, Andrew (Kristen) Tarbell;

brother, Gardner (Janice) Tarbell; and sister, Robin (Leonard) Theilig.

A memorial service will be held at Blackledge Country Club on November 7th at 4 pm,

followed by a celebration of life gathering.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ‘Hebron Lions Charities’ 347 Gilead St, Hebron,

CT 06248.

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Elizabeth Burdick
Elizabeth Burdick
Jan 03, 2023

Condolences to Mike's family and friends. He was a good man, and we will miss seeing him at Town Hall and hearing stories of his interesting adventures. Best regards, Liz, Colleen & Meredith, Montville Land Use Dept.


Mike was a kind and caring person and a wonderful part of our family. He was loved very much and we are heartbroken.

With sincere condolences,

The Avery Family


Sorry to read that we have lost Mike. An alumnus of RHAM High, he was well known in the Hebron community. When I was the First Selectman, Mike and I worked together on projects to better our Hebron community. RIP, Mike.

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