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Lyme - John M. King, 52, of Lyme, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

John was born on Jan. 13, 1961, in Middletown, the son of Charles and the late Margaret King. He graduated from the Hammonasset School in Madison, in 1978.

He married his wife, Lorrie, of Old Lyme, on Aug. 13, 1985.

He was employed for many years at Reynolds Garage and Marine in Lyme and the past four years at Island Cove Marina in Old Saybrook.

Many in town will remember him for his 25 years of service with the Lyme Fire Co., and over 20 years as Lyme town constable. His life was largely focused on the things he valued most: his family, his friends, and his town. He was tremendously hard working at home and on the job and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. He could easily make you laugh on your worst day or become your friend within minutes of meeting him. All of us lucky enough to have met him, have had our lives forever influenced by his bright, positive presence.

John is survived by his loving wife, Lorrie; his daughter, Michelle King of Denver, Colo.; his son, Matthew King of Boston; his brothers, Charles King Jr. (Linda) of Boone, N.C., and David King (Susan) of Lyme; his sisters, Jane Buttinger (Ken) of Old Lyme, Anne King (Mark) of Sugarloaf Key, Fla., and Susan King (Lisa) of Chester; along with several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Jon, Keith, Tom, Gerry, Griff, Jan, Faith, and Alison.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes, directions, and more service information.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Closer to Free, PO Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611.
Published in The Day on Sept. 25, 2013
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