HUTRA, JOHN, SR. John Hutra, Sr., 74, of East Haddam, beloved husband of Geraldine (Miner) Hutra, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Manhattan, NY, son of the late Julian and Katherine (York) Hutra. Prior to his retirement, John worked as a machinist at Susan Bates in Chester and then later at Tritown Precision and Plastics. He was a life member of the NRA and a member of the Quaker Rod and Gun Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, John Hutra, Jr., and his wife Jen of East Haddam; daughters, Beverly Ventres and her husband Robert of East Haddam and Julie Estrada and her husband Joe of New Britain; a sister, Mary Herel of Higganum; four grandchildren, Julian and Todd Ventres, Dylan and Katie Hutra; brother-in-law, Robert Mather; also many nieces and nephews; and his friend Rascal. He was predeceased by a sister, Theodosia Mather; and a brother-in-law, Ed Herel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 2572 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518; or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. To share memories or express condolences online, please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in middletownpress on May 28, 2014