Chester C. Hardisty (Chet) 83|Curtis House owner, active in town politics
Posted on Aug 4th,2012 in
WOODBURY — Chester C. Hardisty, a lifelong Woodbury resident, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Hartford Hospital. Chet was born on Oct. 25, 1928, to Chester and Estella Hardisty in Sharon, Conn. He was the beloved husband of Gertrude (Cassidy) Hardisty.
Chet graduated Woodbury High School at the age of 16. As a high school student, he had a part-time job at Carl & Walt, which inspired his lifelong love of vehicles and their maintenance. Next, he started his own refuse business and shortly thereafter, he built the first two package stores in Woodbury. He then served in the U.S. Army Motor Pool from 1950 to 1952. Upon returning, he began his lifelong career as a developer in Woodbury.