Terrance D. Bannister

FALLS VILLAGE — Terrance D. Bannister, 66, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 4, 2019. He was born Nov. 6, 1952, in Fort Knox, Ky. He was the son of the late Helen I. (Stevens) and Paul Lincoln Bannister.

A graduate of Stratford High School and the University of Connecticut, Terry was employed by the Stop & Shop grocery chain. He was beginning his 30th year with the company. Locally, he was the grocery manager for the North Canaan Stop & Shop.

Terry was an avid golfer. He was always eager to try a round at a new course. He loved spending time with his dog, Panda, and his cat, Sol. However, it was his sacrifice to his family that made him such a special father. 

Terry is survived by his children from his first marriage, daughter Kelly Bannister of Manchester, Conn., and son Ryan Bannister of Providence, R.I.; his son from his second marriage, Paul R. Bannister, and his stepson, Benjamin H. Rahn, both of Falls Village; and his three brothers: Col. Barry Bannister of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Brian Bannister of West Hartford, Conn., and Alan Bannister of San Clemente, Calif. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Kelly Rahn Bannister.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church in Plymouth, Conn.  

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.