John Pastore

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Pastore, John A.
John A. "Jack" Pastore, age 89, of Oxford, entered into rest on Monday, July 7, 2014, at River Glen Health Center in Southbury. He is the beloved husband of 56 years of Margaret "Peggy" (Daunis) Pastore. John was born in Shelton on March 20, 1925, son of the late Gildo and Ann (Goodman) Pastore, and lived in Shelton for most of his life until moving to Oxford 22 years ago. He graduated from SHS Class of '1943 and served his country during WWII with the US Coast Guard.
John worked for the City of Shelton for over 40 years and retired as the Director of Highways and Bridges.
He enjoyed skiing, boating, golf, woodworking, and the outdoors. John was a longtime member of the Shelton Republican Town Committee, and was a member of the Shelton VFW Post 1236 and the Shelton American Legion Sutter-Terlizzi Post 16.
He is the beloved father of Gildo Pastore and his wife, Dawn Corner Pastore, John A. "Jack" Pastore, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Paoletti Pastore, Pamela Pastore, Leslie Bokina, and Debra Wigglesworth. He also leaves two sisters, Eileen Burlison and Loretta Pastore, and four cherished grandchildren, Nicholas, Anthony, Harley, and Martina Pastore, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Marcella Pastore and Dorothy Pompei.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service with full military honors on Saturday at 11 am in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Rd., Oxford. There will be no calling hours. The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
The family would like to warmly acknowledge the staff at 1 West at River Glen for their devoted care and attention to John and his family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 and to the Oxford Animal Shelter, 486 Oxford Rd. Oxford, CT 06478.
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