John J. Patry Sr., (WHFD Deputy Chief, Ret.), passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on October 8, 2019. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzanne Rapanault Patry, daughters, Janet Patry (Gakunju Kaigwa), and Beth Patry Amoro (Edwin Amoro Jr.), grandsons, Joshua, Jeremy and Evan Amoro, sisters, Margaret (Joseph) Reklaitis and Mary (The late William) Klemenz, brothers-in-law, Lionel (Bud) Rapanault, Jr., Paul (Francine) Rapanault, Marc (Vicki) Rapanault, and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his son, John J. Patry, Jr.
John was born on August 16, 1947 to the late Arthur N. and Pauline D. Patry in New Haven, CT. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School West Haven and the University of New Haven and served in the United States Army Reserve. He was a devoted family man and a dedicated firefighter for 30 years.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11th from 5 to 8 PM at West Haven Funeral Home on the Green. On Saturday morning, friends are asked to meet directly at church for A Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. Louis Church (St. John the XXIII Parish) at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The John J. Patry Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Notre Dame High School, 1 Notre Dame Way, West Haven, CT 06516.
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The John J. Patry Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Notre Dame, 1 Notre Dame Way, West Haven CT 06516