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GORDON, John J."Da"

John J. "Da" Gordon, 86, of Bristol, husband of Bette (Hull) Gordon, died on Monday (December 17, 2012) at Sheriden Woods Health Care. John was born in Plantsville, CT on Oct. 19, 1926 and has resided in Bristol for most of his life. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Navy. He saw sea duty aboard the USS South Dakota (BB-57). He graduated from the University of Connecticut as a Microbiologist in 1955 and went to work for the State of Connecticut Health Department retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Bristol Senior Center where he would help his fellow seniors with their income taxes, the Bristol Elk's Lodge #1010, and he enjoyed ballroom dancing, working in his yard, and especially the time he spent with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, John is survived by a son; Scott Gordon of Bristol; a daughter, Brenda Burns of Bristol; son-in-law, Patrick Burns; three grandchildren; Courtney Pelletier and her husband Michael, Garrett and Meghan Burns; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son; John G. Gordon, a brother, Peter, and three sisters; Helen Gollnick, Rose Maccio and Stella Abbatiello.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Joseph Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday between 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the , 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT 06067, or to the . Please visit John's memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 18, 2012
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