John "Jack" W Bussmann Sr.

Born: Mon., Apr. 12, 1926
Died: Mon., Nov. 5, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2012
Location: The Alderson and Slater Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2012
Location: St Bridget Church


11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2012
Location: St Bridget Cemetery

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Bussmann- John "Jack" W. Bussmann Sr, age 86, of Cheshire, Naples FL, and Edgartown Martha's Vineyard, beloved husband of Marion "Bunny" Kann Bussmann for 64 years, passed away peacefully on Monday November 5, 2012. Mr. Bussmann was born in New Haven, CT on April 12, 1926 to the late George and Ottilie Jacob Bussmann. Jack graduated High School from the St. Thomas Military Academy in Minnesota and graduated from Lehigh University in 1950. Jack was a WWII veteran, serving our country honorably in the US Navy. He went on to become a special agent in the FBI for several years and was then the President of the Rip Van Winkle Motel in New Haven.  He became the Vice President of Sales for the Seaboard Oil Company in New Haven and then President for the company until 1999.  He was also the President of the R.W. Hine Oil Company in Cheshire and President of the Cleary Millwork Co. Inc. in Rocky Hill and Seaboard Oil Company CEO until 2012.  Jack was a member of the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven, Racebrook Country Club in Orange, The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Quail Run Golf Club in Naples as well as Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard, and The Woodbridge Club.  Jack was also a former society of FBI Agents Member. He will always be remembered as a kind gentleman and loving father, grandfather and husband. Survivors, in addition to his beloved wife Bunny, include his children; John (Jack) W. Bussmann, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Cheshire, Kenneth J. Bussmann and his wife Marjorie of Wallingford, Elizabeth (Beth) Wilby and her husband Chip of Cheshire and Barbara Lyke and her husband Jim of Cheshire, seven grandchildren; Jeffrey Bussmann and his wife Nicole, Jessica Bussmann, John and Anna Lyke, Kyle Bussmann and Robin Wilby and several nieces and nephews. Jack is pre-deceased by his two brothers; George and Robert Bussmann and his grandson Christopher Wilby. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bridget's Church, Cheshire, on Friday morning at 10AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call Thursday, November 8th, from 4-7PM at The Alderson and Slater Funeral Home, 615 South Main Street (Route 10) Cheshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Bridget's Church, 175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410.

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Eleanor DeFelice
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
I wanted to send my condolences to the Bussmann family.
One of the many great memories of Jack was serving as John's best man in our wedding.

Eleanor DeFelice

Peter Ohlweiler
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
This was very sad news to hear of the passing of Mr. B. His gracious character and love of life will alway''s be remembered . Many great memories through the years will always bring a smile to my face .Can1 God bless .

robert Gordon
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Arden and I were saddened to hear of Jack''''''''s death. Although we have not had

contact over the last few years, we fondly remember the many good times
we had together with Jack and Bunny in Woodbridge. We send our condolence to all the family.
Arden and Bob Gordon

Richard Mitchell
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
To the Bussmann family:

Denise and I are saddened to hear of the loss of Jack. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

With love,
Richard and Denise Mitchell

William Bingham
   Posted Sun November 11, 2012
Dear Jack, Nancy, Jeff, Nicole, and Jessica,
I was very sorry to hear about your father/grandfather''''''''''''''''s passing. He will be in our prayers. I remember meeting him several times over the years.
Bill Bingham

Pat Thompson
   Posted Mon November 12, 2012
To all the family,

So sorry to hear of Mr. Bussman''''s passing. He was a gentleman and always
made working at Cleary a wonderful place to be. I enjoyed my 10 years there!
My sympathy to all.

Little Sisters of the Poor
   Posted Wed November 14, 2012
Dear Mrs. bussman and Family, we just learned of the death of our old friend and want to promise our prayers for all of you. He is surely enjoying his reward for his generous and loving life.

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