Arthur Hensel

Obituary of Arthur A. Hensel

Arthur “Art” Hensel, 90, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021
at the home of his daughter.


Born November 26, 1930 in Flushing, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur and Jean (Prince) Hensel.


Art married Dorothy Furphey on July 22, 1952. They met when he was an usher and she was an usherette at the Midway Theater on Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills, N.Y.


During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force at Barksdale Air Force base in Shreveport, Louisiana.


For many years, he lived in Rosedale, N.Y. where he raised his family in an 1875 farm house he renovated himself.


Art was a New York City police officer for 32 years, finally retiring as a lieutenant in 1986. He and Dot moved to Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania where they enjoyed their retirement making many friends and creating fond memories for their grandchildren.


In addition to his wife of 68 years, he leaves to cherish his memory his children and grandchildren; Arthur Hensel (Ann) of Bayville, N.J., Darice Pomerantz (Glen) of Red Hook, N.Y., Debra Goodman (Jeff) of North Bellmore, N.Y. , Gail Mills (Terrence) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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