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Joslyn P. Field

1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joslyn P. Field Obituary

Joslyn Perry Field of Storrs, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014 with his family by his side in the home he built on Codfish Falls Road. Born June 21, 1926 to Marion and Donald Field in Rochester, N.Y., he moved at an early age to Brooklyn, CT, where he grew up enjoying a variety of outdoor activities that became the many stories he would share with his family later on. After service with the United States Air Force at the end of World War II, Joslyn attended the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Physics and as a member of Sigma Pi Sigma honor fraternity. While at UCONN, Joslyn met the girl who would become his wife and life partner, Josephine "Jeanne" Yannello. Joslyn and Jeanne were married in October, 1950 and dedicated themselves to building and growing a loving home for their family. During this time, Joslyn worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for over 30 years in a wide variety of project management roles including a period of time working on the fuel cells that were integral to the success of the Apollo program. Following his retirement from P&W, he followed a childhood dream of working in a hardware store and was employed by Willard's Home Center, in Storrs, for 17 years. Throughout his life, Joslyn was generous with his time and talents, always stepping in to help when help was needed. His family was his central focus and even with the challenges of building his home and working he was involved in coaching little league baseball, supporting fundraising for Boy Scout Troop 56 and serving on the troop committee for many years. He became a dedicated supporter of the Tolland County 4H program during a time when his daughters were involved in raising and showing sheep at fairs throughout New England. Besides his wife Jeanne, Joslyn leaves four children, Donald Field and his wife Heidi, of Mansfield Center; Michael Field and his wife Lynn, of Tolland; Joann Campos of Covelo, CA; and Kathleen Campbell and her husband Daniel, of Greensboro, NC; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Field, of Plainfield, Andrew Field and his wife Katie, of Pawcatuck, Ryan Field and his wife Julie, of Windsor, Courtney Field, of Greensboro, NC, Raymond Campos, Robert Campos and Katherine Vizcaino and her husband Alfredo, of Covelo, CA, Emilie Campbell, of Memphis, TN and Kyle Campbell, of Greensboro, NC; with six beloved great grandchildren, Dana, Mackenzie and Bryan, of Plainfield, Sophie, of Windsor, Alfredo, of Covelo and Samantha, of Pawcatuck. Joslyn also leaves his dear sister Norma Wolfe, of Putnam, CT as well as many treasured nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who have supported Joslyn at home with special thanks to Rowena and Bobbijoe as well as the nurses and staff of the VNA East Hospice. A generous, loving and kind person, Joslyn will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A gathering in celebration of Joslyn's life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 starting at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St.(Rte. 195) Willimantic, CT. The family will greet friends and relatives beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a service at 11:00 a.m. and a reception to follow. Interment at Storrs cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA East Hospice, 34 Ledgebrook Dr., Mansfield Center, CT 06250; or the Covenant Soup Kitchen, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT 06226. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 18, 2014
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