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John "Jack" Corona Jr.


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John "Jack" Corona Jr. Obituary
Corona, Jr., John "Jack"
John "Jack" Corona, Jr., 89, of Middlefield, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. Jack was born in Middletown, the son of the late John "Poppy" Corona, Sr. and Olga (Litka) Corona. He attended Saint John's School in Middletown, graduated from Middletown High School, and studied at UConn. From an early age he shared a family interest in mechanics, working with his uncle, Joseph Corona, and several cousins at Joe's Auto Electric in Middletown, and receiving encouragement from his father, John, who was an auto dealership service manager. Later, Jack served in the US Airforce (when he began called the "Army Air Corp.") during the Korean War era as a Staff Sergeant, and was responsible for vehicle repair and maintenance units in Newfoundland, New Mexico, and other locations. After his time in the service Jack founded his own business, a Chevron service station called "Jack's Carburetor and Electric Service", on South Main Street in Middletown. Jack and his wife, Marianne, operated the business for more than 30 years, later moving its location to Durham. The business received multiple citations from Chevron for its outstanding service and performance and enjoyed a large customer following from Middletown and beyond. In addition to his business accomplishments, Jack served terms on the Town of Middlefield Board of Finance and St. Colman Parish Council. He is a past President of Durham/Middlefield Exchange Club. Jack is survived by his wife of sixty years, Marianne (Carbo) Corona. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, John A. Corona and his wife Kathleen of Durham; a daughter, Stephanie Brown and her husband Arthur of St. Petersburg, FL; two grandchildren, Hailee R. Corona of Durham and John L. Corona of Portsmouth, NH, and his wife's sisters, Margaret ("Maggie") Carbo, Toni Carbo Bearman, and Teddi Shattuck. He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanette DiMauro, and his wife's sisters, Carole Carbo and Barbara Carbo. Jack was blessed with a sharp mind, an affable personality, and a strong work ethic. He loved his wife, his children and grandchildren, his town, his country, and every dog he ever met. He spent his life providing his family with all that it could need, including indelible memories of him. He will be missed, but never forgotten. The Corona Family wishes to thank the Middlesex Hospital Hospice team and the Middlefield Fire Company for their kindness and assistance. Jack's Funeral Liturgy will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Colman's Church on Hubbard St. in Middlefield. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in Middlefield Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution are asked remember the St. Colman Care and Share program, c/o Notre Dame Church, 272 Main Street, Durham, Connecticut, 06422 or the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company, 405 Main Street, Suite 7, Middlefield, Connecticut, 06455. To share memories or express condolences online please visit
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Published in Middletown Press on Jan. 9, 2018
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