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