John Michael Jannitto

Born: Thu., Nov. 27, 1924
Died: Tue., Jun. 18, 2013

Private Interment

Location: - Not available -

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 21, 2013
Location: St Ann Church

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John Michael Jannitto, age 88, of Milford, beloved husband of Madelyn Warminton Jannitto for 65 years, died on Tuesday, June 18th with his family by his side.  John was born in Waterbury, CT on November 27, 1924 to the late Michael and Maria Varanese Jannitto.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1952 with a degree in Industrial Management.  He was employed by Norden Systems, a division of United Technologies and retired after serving in several managerial positions for more than 37 years.  John proudly served our country during WWII in the South Pacific aboard the Light Cruiser Denver as a Radarman earning 11 Battle Stars and two commendations.  He was an avid baseball and basketball fan and enjoyed watching the UConn’s men and women teams. John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Milford Senior Citizens, Norden Retirees Club and the USS Denver Association.  Survivors include his children: Joanne (Paul) Simoneau; Jerrilyn (Daniel) Duhamel; John (Colleen) Jannitto; and Jeffery (Susan) Jannitto, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  John was predeceased by his son; Michael Jannitto; three sisters and two brothers.  Family and Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, June 21st at 11:00AM in Saint Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT.  Interment will be private.  

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

American Heart Association
20 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701-4688
Tel: Tel: 800 662 1701

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Lorraine B. Baker
   Posted Thu June 20, 2013
My prayers to all of you at this time

John Hanusick
   Posted Thu June 20, 2013
A great man in my books. Worked for him as a Jr. Engineer at Norden systems many many years ago. To this day he would still call me Johnnie. More than a personal touch. If some parts of heaven needs some re-management, he is there. God bless him and all of the family.
John Hanusick

Feyzan & Frederick
   Posted Thu June 20, 2013
Jeff & Family

We just heard about the sad loss of your father. We are very sorry and would like to offer our condolences.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.


Al & Mary Jo McGovern
   Posted Fri June 21, 2013
To the Jannitto Family,

Mary Jo and I send our condolences on the passing of Big John, but also my praise for a life well lived and a race well run. He was to most of us who worked with him larger than life and, most of the time, an intimidating presence. Many of us heard him coming before we saw him, but usually came to respect him for his insight. Most importantly, he loved his family beyond all else, and it was in the role of husband, father and grandfather where his softer side could be found. He is home now, and that is good.


Big Al

Cheryl Zukowski Hurney
   Posted Fri June 21, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
Condolences to you and your family.

Bob Bradley
   Posted Fri June 21, 2013
May God bless John....a wonderful man who I worked with at Norden many years ago. I have so many fond memories of him and those days. He really was a terrific guy with a sensitive and caring core and he will me missed. May his spirit be lodged deeply inside of you and may you smile every time a thought of him arises.

Patty (Daly) Carlson
   Posted Fri June 21, 2013
Dear Jerri and Family - I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My Mom passed away recently so I know your sorrow. I remember John from my time at Norden in the good old days. Wishing you peace at this difficult time. God Bless.

John Lariviere
   Posted Sat June 22, 2013
Wishing that I could be there in person to share in remembering Uncle John's life with his loved ones. I will always remember his big voice and even bigger heart!


Jackie Dunn
   Posted Sun June 23, 2013
Thinking of your family at this difficult time. I have a hug waiting for everyone!

Jackie Dunn

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