Dexter , John B .
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John Barnabus Dexter, Sr., age 74, died peacefully in Naugatuck on Friday, August 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Theresa (Bisaillon) Dexter. John was born on July 30, 1938, a son of the late William P. and Myrtle May (Thompkins) Dexter. A metal finisher by trade, he was employed
for over 23 years by Architectural Supplements in Danbury. He was a Bethel resident for 35 years and retired to Southern Shores, NC where they lived for 8 years. A man of many interests, he enjoyed fishing,
golfing, hunting, tinkering with cars and was an avid NASCAR and Dallas Cowboy fan. He lived his motto: "God put me on this earth to help
people"; he would assist anyone who needed help. John was a loving husband, father and family man who will be greatly missed. In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by their 3 children: Michelle Havas and her husband, Michael and their children Michaela and Tyler of Wappingers Falls, NY; Robin Dexter of Naugatuck with whom he made his home; and Michael Dexter and his wife Celia and their children Avery and Luke of Danbury. John is also survived by his children: Alice Collier and her husband, Richard and their child Ally;
Linda Duncan and her husband, Craig and their children Amanda, Meagan and Matthew; and John Dexter, Jr. and his wife Wendy all of Danbury; four brothers: William, Richard, Gerald and Joseph Dexter. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Dexter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John's memory to: the Praxair Cancer Center, 95 Locust Ave, Danbury, CT 06810 or to the
, 852 Brooks St., I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11:00am at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 6 from 5:00 to 8:00. To light a candle please visit www.CornellMemorial.com
Published in News Times on Aug. 5, 2012