Morgan J. "Moe" Knudsen

morgan knudsen

November 30, 1934 ~ March 14, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Branford, CT

Morgan “Moe” J. Knudsen, 87, passed away on March 14, 2022, at his home in Branford surrounded by his family. Born in New Haven on November 30, 1934, he was the son of the late Christian and Emmy (Tegeler) Knudsen. Moe was predeceased by his wife Karen (Erickson) Knudsen. He grew up in North Haven, but had called Branford home for over 57 years. Moe worked in the family business, Knudsen Brothers Dairy, for many years and was the founder and operator of Globe-Knudsen Corporation. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.
Moe will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Stacey Knudsen Vulakh and husband Alex of Carlsbad, CA; his son Dr. Jay Knudsen and wife Erica of Kennebunkport, ME; his companion Barbara “Bobbie” Klivak of Branford; grandchildren Daisy, Zander, Logan Strauss & Tegler and his sister, Joan Perkins of Sydney, Australia.
Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford. Burial will be private at a later date. Contributions in Moe’s memory may be made to Karen E. Knudsen Memorial Fund with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510 or given online at


Funeral Service: March 19, 2022 10:00 am

First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

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  1. I knew Moe for over 40 years. first when I worked for Ct Bar & Restaurant supplies, and then later when I became a mfg sales rep. He always had time for a chat and to go over the old days. he was everybody’s friend and knew everybody in the industry. Rest easy my old friend!

  2. Dear Stacey,
    Alan and I are deeply saddened on the passing of your dad. Our sincerest condolences. I know the love in your heart will embrace the beautiful memories you shared. Much love to you, Alex, Daisy and Xander.
    Lois and Alan

  3. Dear Stacey and Jay, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your Dad – riding his mini bike through the grove, chatting with him at my mom’s house at the kitchen table. He was so proud of both of you! I will always remember him as a happy, joyful person. May you find comfort in your memories of him. Joanne (Ford) Beauvais

  4. Dear Barb,
    We are so sorry to hear of Moe’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Marianne and Juan Hartnack

  5. Dear Joan, Stacey, Jay, Bobbie and Families,

    Pidgie and I are sorry to hear about your loss. We regret that we will not be able to attend the service on Saturday since we are on the West Coast visiting two of our sons and their families.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Pidgie and Peter Knudsen

  6. So VERY sorry to learn of Mr. Knudson’s passing. Such a warm and gentle giant. I will miss our conversations and your smile. Rest in peace my friend. Condolences to the family.

  7. With lots of love to you all. He was a wonderful Uncle and I cherish my memories of him and time spent together.

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