John J. Dee

December 6, 1940January 2, 2017

John James Bernard Dee, Sr. passed away peacefully at Glen Hill Center in Danbury, CT on Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at the age of 76. Johnny was predeceased by his parents, James and Catherine Dee, and his brother, Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores, of 53 years. They were married in Fairbanks, Alaska on June 5, 1964, where Johnny served in the U.S. Army. Johnny is lovingly remembered by his wife, Dolores (Woundy) of Bethel, CT; sister Margaret Frischkorn of New Milford, CT; his son John Dee and his wife Cheryl of Danbury, CT; his son Kevin Dee and his wife Trisha of Bethel, CT; grandchildren Ashley of Danbury, CT; James of Newport, RI. He is also survived by his loving cat, Tinky and 3 granddogs; Magnum, Daisy and Saydee. Johnny was born in Keene, NH on December 6, 1940. He attended J.M. Wright Technical H.S. and graduated from Roosevelt Academy in Stamford, CT. He had a passion for woodworking, gardening,fishing, hunting, sports, the NY Giants, and especially spending time with his family, friends and many nieces and nephews. He was involved with the community of Bethel for many years, including coaching the Bethel Debs Softball team and Pop Warner Football. He was a longtime member of the Bethel Jaycees where he received the Distinguished Service Award for his volunteerism and contributions to the Town of Bethel. Johnny was also member of the Bethel Bocce Club for many years and one of the founding members of the Bethel Fish & Game. Calling hours will be on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St, Danbury, CT. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St Mary’s Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT, on January 9, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rt-53 Bethel, CT at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Bethel Fish & Game/Annual Children’s Fishing Derby, c/o Robert Brunner, Treasurer, 62 Nashville Road, Ext., Bethel, CT 06801 or Bethel Ambulance and Fire Department, in the name of John Dee, 36 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 8, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 9, 2017
  • Burial Monday, January 9, 2017


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April 9, 2017

Del; Sorry to hear of Johns' passing in Jan. Peace and love be with you. Mike Figa

Mike & Lynn Negron

January 9, 2017

Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the entire Dee family.

Phil Gallagher

January 9, 2017

Dolores and family: please accept my condolences and prayers.

Alison Wolf

January 8, 2017

Dearest Dolores, John and Cheryl, Kevin and Trish. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Johnny/Dad. The only thing greater than the sadness of losing him, is the amazing legacy of love and family that he leaves with you all. He was a man of few words, but big love. I was lucky to feel his kindness in my life, when I had no Dad of my own to offer it. He has and will always hold a dear and precious place in my heart. I am so sorry very sorry for your pain, during this time. I pray for God's healing upon all of your hearts, and for the time to come quickly when the happy memories overshadow the sad ones. I love you, Dees. ~Alison

Gene & Chis (Petersen) Gaudio

January 8, 2017

Dear Delores & family,
We were sadden to read of the passing of your dear husband, may fond memories keep his spirit with you always. Our sincere condolences to you and your family..

January 8, 2017

Very sorry for you loss. He is back with the Lord. Watching over all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kevin and Ms D.
Michele LaFlam LeDuc.

Jan Maria Jagush

January 7, 2017

Kevin, Trish and family,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.

Matt Paulsen

January 7, 2017

Kevin, John and Mrs. Dee, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Gail Spencer

January 7, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. He is now in the hands of God and at peace.

January 7, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers to the Dee Family as you go through this difficult time. Spinella Family