John Fleming
FLEMING - John J. of Hauppauge on February 18, 2021. Beloved husband of Cynthia. Loving father to Kevin Fleming (Jennifer) and Kristen M. Rocco (Anthony). Cherished grandfather to Kaleigh, Padraig, Colin, Cavyn and Keagan. Dear brother of the late James. Proud Army Veteran. Member of the Joseph Loeffler American Legion Post #1006, Member, Past Chairman and Past Grand Marshal of the Brent- wood St. Patrick's Parade, Co-Founder and President of the Bay Shore St. Patrick's Parade. Reposing at the Michael J. Grant Funeral Homes Inc., 571 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood. Funeral Mass Thursday 9:45am at St. Thomas More R.C. Church 115 Kings Hwy. Hauppauge. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.grantfh.com


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Published by Newsday on Feb. 21, 2021.
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24
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Michael J Grant Funeral Home Inc
571 Suffolk Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717
Feb
24
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Michael J Grant Funeral Home Inc
571 Suffolk Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717
Feb
25
Funeral Mass
9:45a.m.
St. Thomas More R.C. Church
115 Kings Hwy, Haup- pauge, New York 11717
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Cynthia - my deepest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
Debbie Mellor
February 28, 2021
John was a man I was privileged to call my friend. He was My confidant and I trusted him completely. He was the best traveling partner I ever had as he would calm my fear of flying by telling me stories until the plane landed. He was very proud of his family but Cindy was his prize. He adored her and was always so proud of her. I will miss my friend so much. May God welcome him with open arms. You will surely be missed.
Alice McCormack
February 24, 2021
My most sincere condolences to you and your family!
Cristóbal Benitez
February 24, 2021
My condolences and deepest sympathies go out to John's family in their loss of such a beloved person. John was truly a man that could be counted on to meet any challenge, no matter how difficult or impossible it seemed to be at the time. I remember former JFK Plant Manager Tommy Guttadauro (RIP) , at one of the daily Christmas meetings held with the carriers, making light of John's ability to move mail without planes or trucks after moving tons of Military mail to our troops in the Middle-East. He and Tommy are probably laughing about that right now. Rest in Peace John. You will surely be missed.
Emil Iannone
February 24, 2021
The loss of a Special Cousin is heartbreaking. My Deepest Sympathy Cindy , Kevin, Kris , Spouses and Sweet Grandchildren. John is so Loved
PEGGY Tobin-Richardson
February 24, 2021
Dear Cindy, Our deepest sympathies. We will miss our dear friend, John. So many wonderful memories of our holidays together with Mark and Judee Gilbert in Hawaii - Sunset drinks under the Banyan Tree and Teppanyaki at Benihana´s. He was also such a great Interline colleague. First meeting when John worked at ANA. We enjoyed so many good times together over the years at the USPS Postal meetings. After the series business, always looked forward to "friendship drinks" . Vale Dear John Fleming.
David and Margaret Thompson
February 24, 2021
Dear Cindy , Kevin and Kristen, Our sincere condolences- John was a great mentor , friend and boss and we had some great journeys and memories. May he Rest In Peace xx
Noreen Casey-OBrien (OB) & family
February 23, 2021
I've been remembering so many times with Uncle John... from going clamming in Nova Scotia to the ferry ride to Fire Island & to him getting me Billy Joel tickets! The many weddings and times in Brentwood & trips into the city. He was a great story teller. Uncle John loves his family so much and will be missed. Thinking of all of you at this sad time and sending my love. Miss you!
Michele
February 23, 2021
The best dad a girl could ask for. He gave me the world and then some. Love you dad.
Kristen Rocco
February 23, 2021
John was one of the most welcoming and generously kind people I've known. He always lit up when talking about his family and friends and the next adventure on the calendar. John will be missed terribly but leaves so many of us with a smile from our shared time together. What an amazing journey he has had. I wish you all peace and wonderful memories to rely on during this difficult time.
Sandy Deskin
Friend
February 22, 2021
My deepest sympathy to John's family, I'm so sorry for your loss, he was good man, and loved his family very much. He will be missed by many he had friends from all parts of the world, from his many travels and adventures. John had many stories, much knowledge, he was very interesting, unique, never met a stranger, a true Irishmen, a very good man. Cindy, his family, and friends have many cherished memories to hold dear in their hearts, we all know he is in a better place now, rest in peace my dear friend.
Linda Baker
February 22, 2021
Despite our age difference it was inevitable that two guys who grew up in New York City would become the closest of friends. Who would have known we would both travel the world to places beyond our wildest imagination given the modest circumstances and difficult neighborhoods where we spent our formative years, sometimes individually, sometimes together, and, if we were lucky, with our wives Cindy and Judee. We have shared many so experiences, laughed till tears were in our eyes and our sides hurt, closed many a bar. shared outrageous stories and reveled in each others accomplishments. The thing I will always most remember about John is his love of family; how proud he was of Kevin, Kristen, their spouses and his grandchildren. I will miss my very dearest friend beyond my ability to put to words. John, you were a good man in the truest sense. Rest in peace.
Mark Gilbert
February 21, 2021
your in my thoughts and prayers.love you.
Carol Morlock
February 21, 2021
a true loss of a great friend John touched my life deeply and will be sorely missed He lived with passion and served our troops with excellence. My sincere condolences to the Fleming family . Thank you for sharing him with us .
Peter Winkler
February 21, 2021
Mark Gilbert
February 21, 2021
Mark Gilbert
February 21, 2021
It was inevitable that two kids that were products of some of the rougher streets of New York City would become inseparable friends. From meager means we were blessed to go on to travel the world sometimes together sometimes not to places we could barely imagine in our youth. We were most fortunate when we could bring our loving spouses along. The four of us had some truly "hi ho" times together. Despite living many miles apart, rare was a day when John and I did not talk. I will miss the laughs and the adventures we shared. His love of family was boundless. His memory will be a blessing, bringing smiles on even the gloomiest of days. My "brother" John fought the good fight. Rest in peace my dearest of friends.
Mark Gilbert
February 21, 2021