Natalie T. Hensley

April 13, 1948March 22, 2013

Natalie T. Hensley, 64, of Danbury, CT passed away peacefully on Friday night surrounded by her family after being a breast cancer survivor for the past 17 years. She was the wife of Donald R. Hensley, Sr. Born in Helena, Montana, she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Guiliano Montalbano. Natalie grew up in Yonkers, NY and was a 1965 graduate of Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, NY. An administrative assistant with First Brands, she later joined Honeywell Corp., retiring in 2011. A Danbury resident since 1981, she was previously a resident of East Norriton, PA. Natalie was a member of St. Gregory the Great parish in Danbury.

Natalie will always be remembered as a “Super Mom” who loved to cook, celebrate the holidays with her family, and as an incredible baker and horticulturist. Besides her parents, Natalie was predeceased by her brother, Michael Montalbano. In addition to her husband of 38 years, she is survived by her sons: Donald R. Hensley, Jr. and his wife, Nicole, of Port Chester, NY and Michael J. Hensley of El Centro, CA. Her brothers: Joseph Montalbano and his wife, Rose Ann, of Fishkill, NY and John Montalbano and his wife, Brit, of San Diego, CA. Her sister-in-law, Maggie Montalbano of Yonkers, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Croton Falls, NY at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Natalie’s memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 or go to or to the Wounded Warriors Project, POB 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or go to For further information or to leave an on-line remembrance, go to


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Cecile Henion

April 5, 2013

Natalie was the nicest, sweetest and funny to boot. It was a pleasure working with her at First Brands. You will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to the family.

March 29, 2013

You are one special lady who with your loving personality touched so many. Always there with a helping hand and a smile even when we knew at times you were suffering. We are all losing a very special friend but gaining a beautiful angel to look down on all of us. I'll miss you Nat very much. We had some wonderful times together. Now you can rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

-Loretta Bossio

Megan Currie

March 29, 2013

In a few short words, a simply lovely and sincere person. While I didn't work directly with Natalie, whenever I was in the office she was always full of smiles. My deepest sympathy to Natalie's family.

Shannon Lara

March 29, 2013

Natalie was a truly amazing woman and I am honored to have known her. On my numerous work trips to Danbury 2005 to 2010, I always looked forward to our talks.

I miss your light. Rest in peace Nat.

Diane Maurisso

March 28, 2013

Natalie was a great lady and she will be missed very much.

Elizabeth and Dom Ricci

March 27, 2013

Dear Don and Sons, Your support and comfort you gave to Natalie during her courageous battle give all of you the comfort and peace in your lives. Natalie will always be an inspiration to have a strong faith in God in order to be the person we are meant to be. Natalie's zest for living brought joy to those she came in contact with. Natalie is now at peace!

Pat Long

March 26, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Natalie's family. I worked with Natalie for several years at First Brands.

Joyce Miller-Reed

March 26, 2013

Words have not been coined to describe the love, and friendship, I felt with Natalie. Her beautiful smile brightened the day, and her twinkling eye promised a more enjoyable future. She devoted herself to the service of others, and tirelessly performed niceties for those she loved. I miss you dear sister and will love you forever. I will endure knowing my guardian angel is watching over me.

June Edler

March 25, 2013

Dearest Nat,
I am so sad--I will never forget you. There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful person you were. My heart goes out to your family.

March 25, 2013

Dear Mr. Hensley, Don, Michael and Nicole, My deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family. May Natalie rest in peace and be in our prayers, always.
Sincerely Bob Rascona and Grandma Anna