By: E&P Staff
Former Naugatuck (Conn.) Daily News Publisher Frederick E. Hennick died July 31. He was 83.
The World War II U.S. Navy veteran and Syracuse University graduate worked for newspapers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, before returning to the Naugatuck Daily News in 1950, where he was named publisher in 1964 when his father retired, according to the obituary in the Republican-American, Waterbury. Conn. Hennick’s paper soon relocated to the railroad station, which his family had purchased.
The newspaper became a twice weekly after it was sold in 1999.
Hennick served in many civic capacities, was a board member of a local savings and loan for more than 27 years, and served as president of the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association from 1977 to 1979. Ten years later he was named to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, which he chaired from 1993 to 2000.
Hennick is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.