Glenn T. LaCoss of Willington, CT passed away at his home in the early morning hours on August 23, 2021 at the young age of 58.
Glenn attended Rockville High School and served for over 20 years as a Corrections Officer in the Connecticut Prison system. He was seriously injured in a large-scale prison insurrection and suffered PTSD symptoms for years afterwards. Thereafter, Glenn became active in a network of retired Corrections Officers attempting to stem the growing tide of suicides within the discipline. Glenn’s popularity among his brethren in the corrections discipline is representative of his hard work, loyalty and professionalism.
Glenn loved his classic cars and spent many hours on his ’73 Dodge Rally Challenger. He loved to hunt and fish and frequented Snipsic, Bolton and Crystal lakes to pursue this hobby. Glenn also loved to work with dogs and horses, pursuing this passion as time and opportunity permitted. He also refurbished old knives creating new and beautiful handles from antler and horn.
Glenn is survived by his parents Kenneth LaCoss Jr. and Gail (Cowles) LaCoss, both formerly of Manchester, now living in Bandera, TX and by his children, Ryan LaCoss and his wife Samantha (Mainville) LaCoss of Manchester and his daughter Jennifer Faust and her husband Andrew Faust of Glastonbury and his two grand-children Colton and Penelope Faust. Glenn is also survived by his brothers Scott LaCoss and his wife Wendy of Selbyville, Delaware, Craig LaCoss of Temple, TX and his sister Shari Widdel of Elk Run Heights, IA. Glenn also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Honoring Glenn’s wishes, there will be no calling hours, nor graveside funeral services. Glenn will be cremated and his ashes spread in the natural settings he deeply loved. A headstone will be placed in the Manchester East Cemetery among his family. There will be a Memorial Service at Vernon United Methodist Church on September 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
There is a place in the obituary section on the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home website for friends and relatives to share thoughts and memories with the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Glenn’s memory to the Connecticut Humane Society at: https://give.cthumane.org/ or H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut: https://www.horseofct.org/. The Connecticut Human Society helps animals around Connecticut find loving homes. H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to rehabilitating abused and neglected horses in Connecticut.
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