John J. Petrosky Jr.

June 27, 1935March 24, 2013

John J. Petrosky, Jr., 77, of Clinton CT, passed away on March 24, 2013. Born in Torrington, CT on June 27, 1935, he was the son of the late John & Blanche (Klosowski) Petrosky. He graduated from Princeton University in 1957 and married Joann Exner that same year. He served in the army from 1957 until 1965. After retiring from the military, he worked as an analyst for Southern New England Telephone Company, Traveler’s Insurance Company, and as an internal auditor for Pitney Bowes. Throughout his life, he was an avid wine collector. Pursuing this passion, he became a business owner in 1985 when he opened the Wine Cask in Old Saybrook , CT. The store featured a wide selection of fine wines. He sold the business to his daughter in 2000 and retired.

He is survived by his devoted wife Joann of 55 years, his sisters, Joanne Townsend and Kathy White, four children, Kimberly, John, Gregory and David, and their spouses, Richard Ertelt, Vicki, Patti, and Barbara, seven grandchildren, Alicia, Caitlin, Evan, Luke, Grant, Olivier, and Olga and other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Calling hours will be on April 1, from 4-6 p.m. at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton, CT. The memorial mass will be held on April 2 @ 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT with an open reception immediately following in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be to the Jimmy Fund (800-525-4669) and the American Heart Association (800-242-8721). Donations can also be easily made on-line. For online tributes and condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 2, 2013

John J. Petrosky Jr.

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Maureen Ward

April 3, 2013

Greg & Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless...
Maureen Ward

Dee Mozzochi

April 1, 2013

Joann - Although we can't be with you and your family at this sad time, our hearts and prayers will travel these many miles as we think of the happy times we shared with John and all of you. Love and Saba hugs, Dee and Mike

Margie Mingrone

April 1, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Fathers are very special people to their little girls. My thoughts are with you today, and always, and to you and your family. He raised an awesome friend for me to cherish all these years. Forever in my heart since our days at UConn.

April 1, 2013

Dearest Petrosky family,
May you find comfort in knowing that although your father is no longer here with you, his presence in spirit will remain forever. He will always be in your heart and the wonderful memories you have will become more vivid. Hold them close to your heart and know that he is with God and will watch over all of us.

With sincere sympathy,
Kelly and Patrick Dawson & family (friends of Greg and Patti)

John Golicz

April 1, 2013

Dearest Petrosky Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a great friend to the Golicz Family, I know I have many fond memories. My thoughts are with you all.

Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro

April 1, 2013

Joanne, we were all blessed to know John -- what a great guy; always wore a smile and hardly ever spoke about himself - he always seemed to be more concerned about how everyone else was doing. I'm sure that there is a special place in heaven for you both. The two of you will always be dear to my heart and I thank God for having given me the opportunity to know John, even if for such a short time.

March 31, 2013

Greg and Family,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .
I hope the lovely memories you have of your Dad will bring you the comfort needed at this time. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
My deepest condolences, Lia Gia...Witten

Jane Ponterotto

March 30, 2013

Dear Greg and family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I always remember your super nice and extremely funny family. I hope your memories and your great sense of humor help you all through this sad time. Jane McLeod Ponterotto

Regis Kennedy

March 30, 2013

Kim and family, so sorry to read about your Dad. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen Romano

March 30, 2013

My sympathy with the Petrosky family. I met Mr. P briefly at the hospital and he always had that smile on his face. I am truly blessed to have known him. My condolences -North 5 Middlesex