Obituary: John P. McDermott


WATERBURY — John P. McDermott, 86, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mr. McDermott was born on Dec. 10, 1925 in Waterbury a son of the late James W. McDermott and Catherine (McCarthy) McDermott. He was the owner operator of Jack’s Place (Garden Center) in Naugatuck. He was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and has received the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation service Medal and Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.

He is survived by four sons, Paul J. McDermott and his wife Sina of Naugatuck, Mark McDermott of Litchfield, Kevin J. McDermott of Waterbury and Christopher J. McDermott of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter Diane Jacobs of Woodbury; one brother, James L. McDermott of Sunset Beach, N.C.. He also leaves nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his former wife Jean (Shopis) McDermott.

He was predeceased by his two sisters, Roseanne Gallagher and Helene Olsen and two brothers, William and Andrew McDermott.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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