WILLOUGHBY, John Edward
John Edward Willoughby, 75, a resident of Suffield for the past 40 years, died on Sunday, (January 24, 2010) at Heritage Hall, Agawam, MA. John was born in Bradford, PA, on June 4, 1934, the son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (McBride) Willoughby. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Christine "Tina" (Vavalo) Willoughby. John served his country during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Air Force. A 1960 graduate of St. Bonaventure with a degree in Business, he began his career as a Special Agent for the U.S. Government, working on various criminal investigations. He was later employed by the Dexter Corporation as the Assistant Treasurer, involved in Corporate Finance and Corporate Taxes. John was a Master Woodworker and an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his good friend Phil Cafro. In addition to his beloved wife, Tina, he is survived by his daughter, Susan of Suffield, and his son, Michael of Parkton, NC. He is also survived by a brother, Dean Willoughby and his wife, Bobbie, two grandchildren, Ian Matthews of Atlanta, GA, and Hillary Matthews of Alabama, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six siblings. There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held in Smethport, PA, at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. John's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Heritage Hall for their kind and compassionate care. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home in Suffield has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 27, 2010.