Atty. D.J. Harry Webb

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:10


Atty. D.J. Harry Webb, 88, of New Britain, husband of Sylvia “Winnie” (Engstrom) Webb, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Jerome Home in New Britain. Born and raised in Hamden, son of the late Daniel John Henry Webb and Olive (Sarles) Webb, he lived in New York City while attending graduate school, moving to New Britain in 1960. Harry graduated from Williston Northampton School, attended Wesleyan University and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1953, his Law Degree from UConn Law School in 1956, and received a Master Degree in Tax Law from New York University in 1958. Harry was a Partner in the Law Firm of Pease, Kozlosky & Webb in New Britain until 1963. He later formed the Firm of Webb & Belkin and then the firm of Pudlin, Silver, Webb, Sweeney, Clebowicz and Griffen. He opened his own firm as he approached retirement.

Harry was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain; a former member of Shuttle Meadow Country Club; local, county and state bar associations, and many local organizations including serving as president of the United Way and the New Britain Bar Association. He also served as pro bono legal counsel for the Jerome Home Arbor Rose, where a library is dedicated in his name. When he wasn’t cheering on his favorite UConn Huskies, Harry loved diving into a World War II history novel, and expanding his knowledge through travel to many places including Alaska, Turkey, Normandy, the Baltics and South Africa. Being an avid outdoorsman, Harry enjoyed running, hiking, tennis and skiing into his 80s. Harry had a wonderful gift of being able to engage in conversation with anyone about anything. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his beloved family.

Besides his wife Sylvia, he leaves a son, Daniel A. Webb and his wife, Laurie, of Guilford and Bluffton, S.C.; three daughters, Linnea Hoyt and her husband, Karl, of Boston, Mass.; Alison Jahn and her husband, Anders, of Newburyport, Mass.; and Victoria Baughman and her husband, Eric, of Hanover, N.H.; 10 grandchildren, Caroline, James, Sarah Webb; Mather, Josephine, Harry Hoyt; Annika, Tomas Jahn; and Charles, William Baughman. He also leaves his former wife, Laurine (Hoaglund) Webb of Newburyport. He was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth P. Brown and Frances M. Canfield.

Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, 5 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Calling hours are Friday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Reception to follow. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the entire staff at the Jerome Home Rehab Unit for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Webb Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, 74A Vine St., New Britain, CT 06052. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:10. Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:12.