Obituary: John M. Sheedy Sr.

John M. Sheedy Sr.

NAUGATUCK — John M. Sheedy, Sr., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit surrounded by his family to begin his heavenly journey. He was husband to Patricia (Sevigny) Sheedy.

John was born in Derby on Aug. 24, 1944, son of the late Christopher and Barbara (Trant) Sheedy. He resided in Naugatuck for most of his life, and he retired from the state of Connecticut Department of Transportation after 35 years of service. He was a former member (retired) form the National Guard, Headquarters 2nd 102D. He served on the firing squad for military funerals always believing in honoring those who served. He belonged to the Eagle Club and the American Legion in Naugatuck.

He was a home body that enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching the history channel and taking care of his home. During his final days, John was surrounded by his nieces and nephews, family and friends. Please perform a random act of kindness in his honor. To angels of VITAS, we salute you and thank you for your special care.

Besides his wife of 38 years, he leaves his precious son, John Michael Sheedy and fiancée Jennifer Plonsky of Stratford; his sister, Hon. B.J. Sheedy of Middlebury; his twin brother, Gerald Sheedy and his wife Joyce of Wolcott; his mother-in-law, Regina Sevigny and the late Ronald Sevigny Sr. and Ronald Jr.; his sisters-in-law, Louise Sheedy, Trudy Sheedy, Carol Tiso; his goddaughter, Heather Lynn Sheedy; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Chris and Gary Sheedy, his sister, Ann Fitzgerald, and his brothers-in-law, Bill Fitzgerald and Jim Tiso.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church at 10:45 a.m. Full military honors will be accorded at the church. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veteran’s Council will meet at the funeral home at 6:15 p.m.

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