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John Koes

1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John Koes Obituary

John Koes, 94, of Colchester, beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Turner) Koes, passed away peacefully Friday (April 11, 2014) surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 2, 1919 in Duryea, PA, he was the last surviving of the four children of the late Nicholas and Matrona "Mary" (Krenitsky) Koes. Before he and Betty were married on June 16, 1945, he had been active with the Civil Conservation Corps. Together, they started their family in Pennsylvania, where he started his career as a machinist. In 1956, they moved to Connecticut and he continued as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney for 26 years before his retirement in 1983. In his spare time, he was a talented woodworker, loved the outdoors and was an avid fan of UCONN basketball and New England Patriots football. In addition to his loving wife of 68 years, he leaves three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Marcia of No. Kingstown, RI, William and Janet of Sharon, VT and Nicholas and Christina of Vernon, VT; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and numerous extended family members and friends. Friends may call 5 to 8 PM Monday (April 14) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral Service will be held 12 noon Tuesday (April 15) directly at the Colchester Federated Church located at 60 Main St. (on the Green). Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Senior Center, 95 Norwich Ave., Colchester 06415 or to the Church. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 13, 2014
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