John Poirier(1944 - 2013)

John G. Poirier

Dover Plains, NY - John G. Poirier, 69, an eight-year resident of Dover Plains, NY, formerly of Carmel, NY passed away quietly with loving family and friends by his side, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. John was a self-employed health physicist and worked at nuclear power plants around the United States. After his retirement he became very active in helping many troubled people and in doing so, became known as "The Angel". John was a member of the "Carry the Message" in Patterson, NY and enjoyed volunteering at Putnam Hospital. Once during a snow storm, he helped Putnam Hospital staff travel to and from their homes. He enjoyed his Harley- Davidson motorcycle and served as an escort for the military.

Born on February 9, 1944 in Montreal, Canada, he was the son of the late John P. and Rollande Poirier. John became a U.S. citizen in 1955. John served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member and chaplain of the V.F.W. Post # 9008 in Millbrook, NY, and American Legion Post# 260 in Millbrook, NY. He was also a member of the Amenia and Millerton Rod and Gun Clubs.

He is survived by his close friend/companion Marlene Schneider, his two sisters, Linda Rogers-Eurich and her husband, Raymond, of Clinton Corners, NY and Susan P. Zyla of Sebring, FL. He is also survived by two nephews, six nieces and several great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving pets, Blacktoe and Little Girl.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. The V.F.W. Post #9008 will conduct services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home followed by American Legion Post #260 services at 7:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Joseph's Church, 15 North Ave., Millbrook, NY. Burial with full military honors will follow at the veterans section of Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. For directions, online condolences or to light a memorial candle, please visit John Poirier's Book of Memories at

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2013