John W. McVeigh, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, with his family at his side.
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Born in Manchester, the son of the late James J. and Anna (Murphy) McVeigh, he was a graduate of St. James School and Manchester High School. He later served his country with the Connecticut Army National Guard. John retired from Connecticut Mutual Insurance Co., Pension Division in 1989 after many years. He was the pension director of operations and he earned a FLMI and CLU designation. He was active in the Connecticut Mutual golf league and was a former member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a communicant and active member of St. Catherine Church in Broad Brook before the onset of his illness. His tremendous faith helped him get through his illness. He enjoyed golf, fishing, going to the casino, and cooking dinner for his dear friends. After his retirement and before moving to East Windsor, he enjoyed working on his home in South Windsor.
He is survived by his sister, Joan, and her husband, Tom, of Broad Brook; his sister-in-law, Ruth McVeigh of Storrs; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces; very special friends of many years, Marilyn and Nelson, and Ardell and Dan; and his many friends at his condo complex. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia, and his brother James E.
A special thank you to the Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut, Janet, Lisa ('s), Linda ('s), and especially Deanne. You brightened his day with your "teas" and your caring words.
His family will receive friends for calling hours on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Church, 6 Windsorville Road, Broad Brook. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers and charitable donations, the family suggests you bless a stranger with an act of kindness if you so choose.
For online condolences and guestbook please visit
Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road South Windsor, CT 06074-3709
Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2014