Deschino, John J.
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A celebration of John's life will be held Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 214 Main Street South, Woodbury. Burial with full military honors will follow in the New North Cemetery in Woodbury. Visitation: Family and friends may call at the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School Street, Woodbury, Monday, May 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. John J. Deschino Korean War Veteran Expert Tailor John J. Deschino, 84, of Woodbury, widower of his high school sweetheart and
wife of 45 years, Marjorie (Weed) Deschino, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. John was born March 23, 1930, in Waterbury and was the son of the late Louis J. and Fanny (Bergantino) Deschino. Upon graduating Post College with an Associates Degree, John served his country in the Korean War. A lifelong resident of Woodbury and owner of Deschino's Inc., a family owned quality clothing store with expert tailoring by John himself for over 40 years. John held many positions on town committees, belonged to the First Congregational Church of Woodbury, was a member of the Woodbury Business Association and one of the original founders of the Woodbury Ambulance Association, volunteering for over 20 years and a Mason for 50 years plus. While a 59 year member of the Woodbury Lions Club, he held many offices including President and received awards for Ambassador of Sight and the most highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, which was to be presented to John this June. Upon his "retirement" from his clothing store, John enjoyed his position as a real estate agent for over 25 years. John is survived by his three children, Kenneth and wife Deborah (Mapp) of Woodbury, Sandra Deschino of Waterbury, and Beverly of Woodbury, widow of the late David G. Carlone; five grandsons, Kenneth and his wife Kristen (Korowotny) of California, Robert of Woodbury, Darrick Carlone of New Jersey, Nicholas and Matthew Carlone of Woodbury, his sister Velma Pugliese and husband Rocco of Woodbury, his dear friend Gayle Goetschius of Woodbury, and several aunts, nieces, and nephews. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodbury Lions Club, P.O. Box 314,Woodbury, CT 06798 or The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Cemetery: New North Cemetery.
Published in News Times on May 11, 2014
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