Henry R. Banks, age 64, passed away at his home in North Haven on February 21, 2015. He was the loving husband of Rosalie Scillia Loyd Banks, of North Haven. Born on August 5, 1950, he was a son of Dolores Ardito Banks and the late Amos Banks. Beloved father of Michael Anthony Banks, of North Haven, and Stephen Henry Banks, of San Diego, CA. Also survived by a sister Elaine Banks, of East Haven, and a brother, Wayne Banks, and his wife Joan of Guilford, sister-in-law Annette Girasuolo of West Haven, brother-in-law Leo Scillia and his wife Carol of West Haven, several nieces & nephews, and one great-nephew, Anthony Cunningham. He is predeceased by a sister, Vanessa Banks, and brother-in-law Michael Girasuolo. Henry worked for Milford Sandvik Products for 22 years, and later was employed by the West Haven Board of Education until his retirement. Henry was a giving person who enjoyed helping others, always generous with his time and talent. He will never be forgotten. Funeral service will depart from BEECHER & BENNETT – TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven on Thursday, February 26 at 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church, New Haven at 11:00. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5:00-8:00 PM.

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  1. Rosalie, Del, Elaine, Wayne, I’m at a lost for words. SO, SO, sorry for your lost. Henry was one of my closest friend as a kid on Market St. I’m in complete shock reading this. Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Charlie DuBois

  2. Dear Rosalie & Boys,

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Henry was a wonderful man. He was a kind soul, always with a smile on his face. He was kind, gentle, and caring man who was always there to lend a help hand whenever and where ever it was needed. But God need another angel in Heaven and Henry answered the call. He will be watching you and the boys from above. Henry will be deeply missed by all who loved him. His family and his friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,

    Phyllis & Debbie

  3. Dear Rosalie and Michael,

    Words cannot express our tremendous sorrow. Our memories will always be of Henry’s delightful smile, soft gentle manner, his joyfulness for holidays, especially the wonderful Halloween parties at The Bank’s House. We will miss seeing him out raking and working in the yard. It was always a pleasure to see the immense love he had for his wife and son. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your entire family. Keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers. ~~The Cain Family~~

  4. Dear Banks Family,

    I grew up playing with Henry a long long time ago. My dad Frank and his dad Moe used to play cards and us kids would play all night long! I remember all of us running around their house while Dad, Moe, and Babe played cards…and Moe’s old black Cadillac in the driveway.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Henry was one of my best friends as a little boy.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Rubino

  5. My condolences to the Banks family. Henry was an amazing man. He is my sister in laws uncle and I have had the pleasure of growing up and playing with his children on market st. God rest his soul. Xoxo from the Hally family! R.I.P. Henry Banks.

  6. Very sorry to hear of Henry\’s passing, it was a pleasure knowing him as a co-worker and friend at Sandvik for all those 22 years. He was always smiling, and made me smile,too. Steve Olivieri

  7. Dear Rosalie,

    So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear husband. Please know of my prayers and those of the Sisters of Charity.

    Sister Ann aka SAM

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