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John Meaney

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Meaney, John
John "Jack" Meaney, 85, of West Haven and Clinton, passed away peacefully after spending his last day with his family on Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie Porto Meaney. Jack was born in New Haven on March 31, 1932 and was the son of the late William and Mary (Callan) Meaney, and lived in West Haven for 80 years. He was the brother of Maureen (Edward) McKeon and the late Dorothy (Francis) Donnelly. He is survived by his children, Lori (Tim) Granfield, Bill (Robin) Meaney and Tracey (Chris) Kelly, his nine cherished grandchildren, Brian (Nicole) Meaney, Andrea (Shane) Devaney, Morgan Meaney, Mackenzie Meaney, Matt Granfield, Lizzy Granfield, Jack Kelly, Dan Kelly and Maura Kelly. He is also survived by his two beautiful great-granddaughters, Shea and Arryn Devaney, and a loving network of many nieces and nephews.
He attended Union School and graduated from West Haven High School where he was the co-captain of the 1951 Ice Hockey State Champions. After high school he served his country for four years in the US Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. His first job was at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After that, Jack worked 35 years at Southern New England Telephone Company where he retired from in 1992. He continued working for many years as a Real Estate agent. He was able to balance work, family and community activities to attend and graduate from Quinnipiac College which allowed him to move from working "outside" as a telephone installer to "inside" as an accountant. Over the years he was very active in the West Haven community. He was a volunteer of the West Haven Hook and Ladder Company One, a longtime coach of West Haven Youth Hockey, a member of the West Haven Elks Club, Knights of St. Patrick, West Haven Democratic Town Committee and many other community organizations. He was also a Past President of the West Haven Knights of Columbus, Father Curtin Council. For his longtime contributions to the city, he was awarded the Knights of Columbus Good Citizen Award in 1997. He also was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church and an all-around great guy. He enjoyed a good story and a good drink, was proud of his Irish heritage and West Haven roots, and had a passion for traveling with family and attending athletic and school events for his grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be forever missed.
The family would like to thank the many individuals who cared for him over the past few years: the wonderful staff at the Strong House in Madison, Roger Marlowe and Monica Randall, team at Village at Mariners Point and amazing nursing team at St. Raphael's.
Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 10 to 11:30 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Lawrence Church on Friday at 12 noon. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Jack's name to The Strong House, 546 Durham Rd., Madison, CT 06443. For online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in The New Haven Register from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2017
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