John W. Young of Branford passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 14, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Angela Suppe Young. He was born on August 2, 1918 in New Milford, CT, a son of Burr M. and Margaret A. Young. He graduated from Danbury High School with honors in 1935 and spent the next several years working for a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He was initially assigned to Yale University where he assisted in the development and operation of the Navy V-12 Officers Training Program. He was subsequently transferred to a ship from which he was discharged in 1946. He then joined the Treasury Department of the Southern New England Telephone Company where he was involved in raising large amounts of funds needed for the company's post war expansion program. He retired as Assistant Treasurer in 1978 after more than thirty years with the company. He was an avid bowler and represented SNETCO in various leagues in the New Haven area.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Young is survived by his children: Richard J. Young of Branford, Kathleen Young and Carmine Greco of Dennisport, MA, Jennifer and William Daley of Branford and Barbara and James Gordon of Milford. He is also survived by his loving granddaughters, Erin Daley and Kimberly Daley of Branford.
John also leaves a brother, Robert Young and his wife Ann of Bethel and a sister, Joan Cushnie and her husband Peter of Bridgewater. He is also survived by his sisters in law Phyllis R. Suppe and Susan L. Suppe of Branford. In addition to his parents, Mr. Young was predeceased by his sisters: Alma Granja, Geraldine McNamara and Marie Young, and by his brothers: Burr, Charles, Eugene, George, and Richard Young.
There will be no calling hours. In accordance with Jack's wishes, his family would encourage attendance at his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church in Branford on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be private. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements.
Should friends desire, gifts in John's memory may be sent to St. Mary Church, 731 Main St. Branford, CT 06405 or to the charity of one's choice.
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