John J. Dotson
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Wilton Resident, W.W. II Veteran
John J. Dotson, 90, of Wilton, passed peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was born January 3, 1924 on the family homestead on Horseshoe Road in Wilton, to John E. and Sophia Meyer Dotson. He was a lifelong member of the Wilton Community, attending Wilton Schools and graduating from Bridgeport Technical School. He owned The Handyman Shop in Wilton Center in the 1950s. He worked many years for his Uncles, The Meyer Brothers, enriching the community with his carpentry and restoration skills.
A Veteran of World War II, he landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day, serving under General George Patton's 3rd Army Division, and earned 4 Battle Stars for participating in conflicts in Northern France, Rhineland, The Ardennes Forest and Central Europe. He belonged to The Wilton Fish and Game Club, The Wilton Athletic League, The Wilton Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life member of The National Rifleman's Club.
John was a kind gentle man with a loving generous heart. He made everyone feel special.
He was predeceased by his daughter Sharon (an infant) and his brother Fred J. Dotson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Marie Boccuzzi Dotson, his children John J. Dotson Jr. of Bridgewater, CT, Fred (Blithe) Dotson of Woodbury, CT and Patricia Dotson of Danbury, CT and 3 stepchildren Cathy (Brian) Bonacci of Naples FL, Louis A. DeFrancesco Jr. of Fairfield, CT and Daniel (Diane) DeFrancesco of Torrington, CT. He is also survived by his 15 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren who he adored.
Calling hours are Tuesday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church St., Georgetown. Interment with full military honors will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton.
Bouton Funeral, Inc.
31 West Church Street
Georgetown, CT 06829
Published in The Hour on July 21, 2014