John D. "Smokey" Conlin

John D. "Smokey" Conlin, 78, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Manchester, N.H., son of the late William and Helen (Fitzpatrick) Conlin. Smokey was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and had worked as a parts driver for Backus Motors and Enfield Ford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Marietta (Willis) Conlin; four children, Kelly Thurston, Jennifer Hernandez and her husband, Jose, Holly Patterson and her husband, Shane, and Jacqueline Powell and her husband, Vernon; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Adrian Conlin.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs.

A graveside service with military honors will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Stafford Springs Cemetery, Monson Road, Stafford Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA 01701, or to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 30 to Apr. 3, 2013