John L. Burritt died peacefully at Masonicare in Newtown on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 surrounded by his family. Mr. Burritt, 91, was the husband of Jean Burritt, his wife of 67 years.
He was born Feb. 24, 1921 in Weston. A lifelong resident of Redding, Mr. Burritt was a graduate of Danbury High School. He served three years in the U.S. Navy on the USS Boston during World War II. He owned and operated Burritt’s Dairy in Redding for more than 50 years. He was also a volunteer fireman and a member of the Grange for 70 years.
Besides his wife Jean, Mr. Burritt is survived by four children, John Burritt and his wife Ann of Fairfield, Wade Burritt and his wife Jo of Newburyport, Mass., Douglas Burritt and his partner Shawn Shin of Elliot, Maine, and Phyllis Le Blanc and her husband Bob of Bradford, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Peter, Stacey, Katie, Kara, Megan and Mike; and five great grandchildren, Alannah, Melody, Jason, Nathan and Tyler; his sister Doris Nobes; and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his two brothers, Emerson Burritt and Lloyd Burritt.
“A special thank you to the staff at Masonicare and Lockwood Lodge for their wonderful, compassionate care,” the family said.
Calling hours are at Bouton Funeral Home, West Church Street, Georgetown, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services are Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Redding Center, Redding.
Contributions in Mr. Burritt’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.