The Life of John E. Glenn

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of John English "Bucky" Glenn of Ansonia on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. A lifelong Valley resident, John was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 17, 1936, beloved son of the late John T. and Mary English Glenn. On November 16, 1956, he was married to the love of his life, the late Anne Marie Grova Glenn, with whom he joins in eternal rest. John leaves behind three dedicated, loving children and their spouses, Lisa Matejek (James) of Ansonia, Christine Glenn (Ray Ditoto) of Oxford, and John E. Glenn II (Sharon) of Jensen Beach, FL. Seven grandchildren who he adored, James, Joshua, and Amanda Matejek, and John E. III, Casey, Tory, and Kade Glenn. Special friend and companion, with whom he made a home, Joan Stanko of Oxford and her caring family. Brother Edward (Rita) of Ansonia. Sisters-in-law Josephine Greggos of Shelton, Jessie Lepeska of Ansonia, and Carmela Loda of New York, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins & Canine friends Mitzi and Cooper. John was raised in faith as Roman Catholic and a Communicant of the Church of the Assumption, in Ansonia. For the last 15 years he was also a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Oxford. He attended the Assumption School and was a graduate of the class of 1950. He was an all-star athlete and a 1954 graduate of Ansonia High School where he played football, baseball, and excelled in track. After high school, John enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country. He was a 35-year employee of the United Illuminating Company, from which he retired in 1996. Proud to call this his home, John served the City of Ansonia for many years as a member of the Board of Aldermen, representing the North End 1st Ward, the Democratic Town Committee, the former Sewer Authority, and the Board of Fire Commissioners. He was also a 52-year member and past Captain of the Ansonia Fire Department Charters Hose Co. #4. He enjoyed part-icipating in many parades, Memorial Day picnics, and the annual North End Reunions. John was a supporter of local sports, including his cherished Ansonia Chargers football team for which he served as statistician for over 40 seasons and accompanied to numerous championship games across the Naugatuck Valley League and state of Connecticut. His family expresses their gratitude to Linda Haynes and the staff at Connecticut Hospice Home Care of Shelton for their kind and compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (DIRECTLY) at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Assumption, 61 N. Cliff St. Ansonia. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. ( In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Assumption School or to the University of Florida, Shands Hospital through the funeral home. 

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