Obituary: John Soden Sr.


PROSPECT — John Soden, Sr., 89, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11. He was the widower of Ruth Audrey (Dupre) Soden.

Mr. Soden was born on Dec. 4, 1921 in Kilmarnock, Scotland a son of the late William Black Soden and Jane (Sneddon) Soden. He was retired from CL&P where he worked for many years.

He is survived by three daughters, Ruth M. McCarty and her husband Daniel of Leominster, Mass., Margaret Bergeron of Prospect, and Jane Dunn of Cheshire; four sons, John Soden Jr. of Naugatuck, Ronald Soden of Naugatuck, Michael Soden and his wife Lori of Southbury and William Soden of Rougemont, N.C.; one sister, Jean O’Donnell, 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Audrey Heston formerly of Naugatuck.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69 Prospect to St. Anthony’s Church for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be in Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511.

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