Harry T. Jennings, 72 of Housatonic died Monday April 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Harry fought the long hard fight of cancer; through nine years he always kept his pride and dignity. Harry was born in Great Barrington on July 9, 1948 son of Helena (Marconi) Jennings and the late Walter R. Jennings. He was a graduate of Pittsfield High School class of 1966. Harry worked for the Great Barrington Fire Department for 38 years, starting in 1974 and the last 11 years he was the Fire Chief in Great Barrington retiring in 2012. He was a member of the Berkshire County Fire Chiefs, Massachusetts Fire Chiefs and the Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Associations, the Great Barrington Fish and Game and the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of the Alford Brook Pitch League playing on team 4 for many years where he was known for his bare ace 3 bid and even a bare deuce 4 bid. Harry also enjoyed golfing in his retirement and was a member at Egremont Country Club where he played in the Wednesday Night League, donating many balls to the pond on the 5th hole. From the 4:00 Club to the garage at home were some of the greatest times. Harry with his entourage solved the world’s problems, and made lasting memories. Harry is survived by his mother Helena (Marconi) Jennings, his wife of nearly fifty years, Christine (Baumann) Jennings, his son Walter Jennings and wife Amy, Son-in-law, James Mead, daughter, Jana Prochazka his two brothers, Richard Jennings and wife Mary and Thomas Jennings and wife Julie, his two sisters, Rosalie Snyder and Sandra Kleiner and husband Stan, his four grandchildren, Bradley and Cynthia Mead and Jake and Jared and his dog Flash. In addition to his father Harry was predeceased by his daughter, Heather Mead and grandson Jacob.
In keeping with Harry’s wishes all services are private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Mead Children’s 2007 Revocable Trust care of McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, 390 Main Street, Suite 2, Great Barrington MA 01230. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to either Great Barrington Fire Fighter’s Associations or Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.