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John E. Lewis

December 19, 1931 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 89)


John E. Lewis, age 89, of Orange passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021 at his home.  He was the loving husband of late Beverly Tiernan Lewis.  John was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late John and Ethel MacElwee Lewis.  He is survived by his children, Mark Lewis of Milford, John Lewis of Ansonia, Mary (Steven) Grening of Torrington, Brian (Joan) Lewis of Old Saybrook and Diane Lewis of Orange, his grandchildren, Dylan Lewis, Erik and Garrett Grening, Christopher (Jesse) Thomas and Tracy (Eddie) Carrero, 3 great-grandchildren, his longtime companion for over 24 years, Sheila Swaikowski and his four legged grandchildren Emma and Pita.  He was also predeceased by his daughter Patricia Lewis and his daughter-in-law Lynda Lewis.  John was a proud US Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Senior Auditor for the State of Connecticut.  John enjoyed cycling, hiking and camping.   He was also a history buff.  His greatest love was spending time with his family, especially their Sunday dinners.

Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 9-10:30 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.  Interment will follow at 11am in Orange Center Cemetery.  




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February 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


Orange Center Cemetery
Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477

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