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John Feathers 1922-2011 NORTH CANAAN, CT John Feathers, 89, of 99 South Canaan Rd. died of natural causes after a short illness at Sharon Hospital with his family by his side. Born on March 1, 1922 at home in East Canaan, Conn. to Porter and Adelaide (Taylor) Feathers. John attended local schools and graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1941. After graduation he worked at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford before enlisting in the Navy in 1943. He was stationed in Hawaii for most of his tour of duty as an aviation mechanic. He met his future wife June Rosalie Lewis while doing shore patrol duty in Hartford, Conn. They were married on June 22, 1946 in Canaan, Conn. After the service he went to work as a carpenter with his brother Earl and worked as a carpenter up to his retirement, however, he never really retired because he continued on as a caretaker in to his 80's. John enjoyed many hobbies though out his life including hunting, fishing, photography, and reading. But his greatest passion was hunting for Indian artifacts. He was a member of the Connecticut Archeological Society. John is survived by his wife of 65 years, June, and his three children, John R. Feathers and his wife, Donna, of Winchester, Conn.; Pamela Feathers Rieger and her husband, Joseph, of Canaan, N.Y.; and Chad J. Feathers and his wife, Nichole, of Norfolk, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his son, Todd Mathew, and his brother, Earl. A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday December 31, 2011 at 12 p.m. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the NEWKIRK-PALMER FUNERAL HOME, 118 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018 Saturday from 10 a.m. up to the time of the service. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Hillside Cemetery East Canaan, CT 06024. Memorial donations may be sent to the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 99 South Canaan Road Canaan, CT 06018

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 28, 2011
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