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Weldon Rand II 1944-2020

Weldon “Harrie” Rand II

Weldon Rand 76 passed away on December 7, 2020 following a courageous five year battle with brain cancer. He was born in Dover, NH July 23, 1944, the son of the late Weldon H. Rand and Marjorie (Tuttle) Rand.

Harrie was employed by Pratt & Whitney for 41 years. Throughout his life he had many special interests and hobbies. He very much enjoyed many family vacations to Florida, Tennessee, Hawaii, California, and Colorado. He had the special pleasure of taking two vacations each year, for 6 years with his Dad all over the US prior to his dads passing in 2011 at the age of 93. He additionally enjoyed boating, was an instrument rated Private Pilot, and enjoyed classic cars owning several throughout his life.

Following retirement from P&W in 2006, he and his wife purchased a lake home in her Hometown of Sutton, NH. They then renovated and were looking forward to many years on the lake. He enjoyed performing home remodeling, as a hobby.

He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver Marsha Rand, daughter Wendy and her husband Robert DeFurio, son Scott Rand and Kim, granddaughter Ashley DeFurio and her Fiancé Adam Trapp and great-granddaughter Peyton. Harrie is also survived by his sister Mildred Sheilds and Marylin Abelli along with several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers William and Herbert Tibbetts.

Harrie would like to thank all of his special friends and coworkers as each of you touched his life in a special way.

Also, Harrie and his family would like to thank the Doctors and staff from Yale, Midstate, and Hartford Hospital and Hospice care for your kind and outstanding care.

In accordance with Harries request, no formal services will be held. The family will arrange his interment in New Hampshire in the spring.

Donations in Harries memory can be made to St Judes Childrens Hospital.

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Dec 09, 2020

I worked with Harrie at Pratt and Whitney. He was over the wall next door to me. He was such a dear man, had a great sense of humor and he was so smart about all sorts of things.

I was the only hourly worker up on the Mezz working on the Union side for training Quality folks on shop floor. Harrie didn’t care, he treated me like I was just like everyone else. I think I even went to his retirement party. I remember he was so excited to retire. My sincere condolences for your loss but also I’m so happy for you all to have had such an extraordinary gentleman in your family. I pray you al…

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