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John Henry SQUIER

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SQUIER, John Henry
John Henry Squier, 82, of East Hampton, passed away peacefully on Thursday (June 2, 2011) at Middlesex Hospital Hospice. Born Sept. 19, 1928 in Marlborough he was the son of the late Walter and Laura (Burke) Squier and had lived in East Hampton for many years. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country in Japan in support of the Korean Conflict. John was a Life Member of the Fowler-Dix-Park VFW Post #5095 of East Hampton, a member of the American Legion Post #197 in Marlborough, and a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1631 in Marlborough and the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department. John loved playing cards, watching his beloved New York Yankees and enjoyed Friday night bingo at Markham Meadows Campground. He will forever be remembered as "Big John" behind the bar at The Heidelberg Inn. John leaves behind the love of his life, his "Babes", Ruth Flemke, a sister Charlotte Wright and her husband Fred of Lebanon, two brothers Frank Squier of East Hampton and Kenneth Squier and his wife Corinne of Chicopee MA, and several nieces and nephews. Also left with fond and loving memories are his "grandchildren" by association; Mark Peszynski, Jill Kelley, Kevin Unikewicz, Daniel Peszynski, Tina Lanzi, Karen Clark, Thomas Flemke Jr., Stacy Levesque and all of their children.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, (June 7th) at 11 a.m. in the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton. Burial will follow in the Connecticut State Veteran's Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown. Friends may call at the Spencer funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice Program c/o Middlesex Hospital Department of Philanthropy 55 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 4, 2011
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