US Army Sgt. John Hurlburt
1918 - 1944
BORN
1918
DIED
1944
FUNERAL HOME
Clancy - Palumbo Funeral Home
43 Kirkham Ave.
East Haven, CT
US Army Sgt. John Hurlburt
July 7, 1944
United States Army Sgt. John "Johnnie" E. Hurlburt, age 26, whose remains were recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, will be laid to rest back on American soil under the care of the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home in East Haven, CT.
Hurlburt, a member of the 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, was killed July 7, 1944 during a Japanese attack on the island of Saipan. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. In June, 75 years after his death and following a decade-long effort by the DPAA, his family was notified of the identification, through family DNA.
John Hurlburt, the son of Harry and Clara (Widmann) Hurlburt. He was born in North Madison on June 21, 1918, and grew up on Opening Hill Road. He attended Daniel Hand High School and then worked at Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven. On February 11, 1941, he enlisted with the 102nd infantry.
Survivors include his nieces Kathleen (Griffith) Esposito (husband, Gabriel) of Guilford, Michelle (Griffith) Horan (husband, Richard) of Guilford, nephew, Scott Griffith (wife, Maria) of Meriden and John Connelly (wife, Debbie) of New Haven. He is also survived by his extended nephews, Allen Hurlburt (wife, Patricia) of Madison and Scott Hurlburt (wife, Carrie Anne) of Orange, niece Marilyn (Hurlburt) Gyllensvard (wife, Kate) of MA and several extended nieces/nephews from New Hampshire.
John was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Doris (Hurlburt) Griffith and Ruth (Hurlburt) Connelly and two brothers, Leroy Hurlburt and Gerald Hurlburt along with nephews, Robert Griffith, Carl Griffith and James Connelly and a niece, Linda Connelly.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. until the time of a brief service at 11 a.m. in the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven CT. His motorcade will then leave the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home for a 12 p.m. (Noon) graveside service and Full Military Honors at Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT.
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Published by The New Haven Register on Aug. 3, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
14
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Clancy - Palumbo Funeral Home
43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven, CT
Aug
14
Service
11:00a.m.
Clancy - Palumbo Funeral Home
43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven, CT
Aug
14
Graveside service
12:00p.m.
Beaverdale Memorial Park
90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT
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Clancy - Palumbo Funeral Home
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Welcome Home A grateful American
Beth Verneris
Other
August 10, 2021
Thank you for your service Sgt. Hurlburt. My deepest condolences to your family.
Tina O'Connor
Other
August 8, 2021
Welcome back home to the USA Sgt. John Hurlburt. May you Rest In Peace in God´s hands.
With Heartfelt Gratitude, Karen Sabia
August 7, 2021
To the family of Sgt John Hurlburt what an honor to have your family member back where he belongs. We thank him for his service and our condolences to all. Joan & Bob Kuchinski
Joan & Bob Kuchinski
August 6, 2021
Thank you for your service, Sgt. Hurlburt, and welcome home.
Maryann Nesto
Other
August 5, 2021
sorry
eleanor kaufman
Other
August 5, 2021
Sincere thanks for the service and the ulta m price payed. Thanks for bringing Johnnie home' sincere condolences to the loved ones. May his soul & all those who served Rest In Peace+
eleanor kaufman
August 5, 2021
My condolences to the family of Sergeant Hurlburt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. And welcome home.
Carol Hughes
August 4, 2021
Bless you Sgt. Hurlburt. Thank you for your service to our beloved country. My sympathy to your family. Welcome home and rest in peace.
Cheryl S Davidson
Other
August 4, 2021
Sir, Thank You for your service and the sacrifice or your short life for our freedom. Welcome Home Sir. My gratitude for our Country for bringing your home to your family.
Jan Lougal
August 4, 2021
WELCOME HOME SGT HURLBURT! Thank you for your service; you made the ultimate sacrifice so we could all enjoy our freedom
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
August 3, 2021
Wow ... Thank You for your service Sgt. Hurlburt! Robert Kravitz
Robert Kravitz
Friend
August 3, 2021
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