Wake:Tuesday, September 13, from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Service:Wednesday, September 14, at 10:00AM, at the Collins Funeral home.Interment:Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to: St. Francis Animal Rescue, 1925 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293. www.stfrancisarfl.org

Edward C. Sennewald, Sr.


August 27, 1928 ~ September 4, 2016

Edward Carl Sennewald, Sr., 88, of Norwalk, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016, in Venice, Florida.

Born in Stamford, CT, on August 27, 1928, he was the son of the late Barry and Gertrude Barnes Sennewald.

In his later years Ed loved spending time in Florida.  He went every day to the beach to feed his feral cats and to enjoy the company of many friends he made through the years at the North Jetty in Nokomis Florida.  Known as the” CAT MAN” he was loved by all.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his three children, Linda Sennewald of Venice, FL; Edward Sennewald, Jr. and his wife Vanessa of Gainesville; GA, and Sally Sennewald of Venice, FL, brother, John Swanson of Virginia Beach, VA, sister, Sandra Lowe of Norwalk, CT, sister-in-law, Dorothy Holland Morris of SC, and by several nieces and nephews. Ed is also survived by his good friends, Florence Caporale and Laura Barrett of Venice, FL.

In addition to his parents Ed is predeceased by his wife, Louise Holland Sennewald, stepfather; Edwin Swanson, sister, Dorothy Sennewald Memale and brother, Barry Sennewald.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 13, from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to: St. Francis Animal Rescue, 1925 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293. www.stfrancisarfl.org

  1. Linda, Eddy & Vanessa and Sally,
    We all loved your father. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed terribly by all who knew him. He is finally with the love of his life, Lulu, dancing in the clouds. The “Cat Man” of the North Jetty Beach is already at Heaven’s Jetty feeding his beloved feral cats and squirrels. Although we are never ready to lose a parent, may you find comfort in knowing that he had a wonderful long life, was loved by all and is truly at peace. Our deepest sympathy.
    Love, Flo and Family

    September 9, 2016
    Florence Caporale -
  • So sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers to family

    September 12, 2016
    Corinne re. Judy daughter -
  • Linda, Eddy Carl , Vanessa and Sally,
    Uncle Ed will be missed, he will now be with Aunt Lulu looking down on us from the clouds knowing he had a full and happy life. Thoughts and prayers Love Cassidee, Doris and Dean

    September 12, 2016
    Dean Bernard -
  • Linda, Sally and Eddie Carl,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Eddie. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.

    September 13, 2016
    Donnajean Memale Pettit -
  • Linda, Eddie Carl, and Sally-
    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Eddie. Please accept my sincere condolences. May your memories give you peace and comfort and may your Dad rest in peace.

    September 14, 2016
    Dottie (Lowe) Shreders -
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