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Peter Kniffen, 71, Norwalk Salesman

NORWALK, Conn. – Peter H. Kniffen of Norwalk died Sept. 12 at his home, with family by his side. He was 71.

Born March 8, 1941, in Port Chester, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Doris Jewell Kniffen. He was married to Judy Seiler Kniffen for 44 years. Kniffen graduated from Fairfield University in 1963 and worked as a salesman in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

More recently, he worked as a pet sitter. He served in the Air Force, enjoyed traveling and trips to casinos and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Kniffen also loved animals and was an avid New York Giants and New York Mets fan.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters, Susan (Adam) Bosworth, of Ansonia, Conn., and Kimberly Kniffen, of Norwalk; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Magner Funeral Home in Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip Church in Norwalk. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial donations may be made to VITAS, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, Stratford, CT 06614.

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