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Dr. Harry P. Engel, 83, Longtime Westport Resident

WESTPORT, Conn. — Longtime Westport resident Dr. Harry P. Engel died Friday, May 13. He was 83.

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Engel graduated from the University of Durham Medical School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and completed his residencies at Boston City Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital and his fellowship at National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London.

He was board certified in neurological surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the New England Neurosurgical Society, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the New Haven County Medical Association and president of the Milford Medical Society.

He retired in 2008 from neurosurgical practice, but remained on staff at Milford Hospital.

He was a senior aviation medical examiner and an instrument-rated single engine pilot.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, Engel is survived by one son, Jeff Engel and his wife Christine; daughters Nicole and Michele Engel; and three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ernst and Sabina (Knorr) Engel.

The Engel family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment will be private.

Contributions in memory of Engel, in lieu of flowers, may be made to AmeriCares 88 Hamilton Ave. Stamford, CT 06902.

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