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Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

John James Carras

August 16, 1976September 5, 2019
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John J. Carras, of East Hartford, passed away on September 5, 2019. He was born in Albany, New York, son of John J. and Deborah A. (Bruno) Carras of Ravena, NY. He was a school psychologist at Berlin High School for eleven years where he had a positive impact on many lives. He was an active member of Our Lady of Peace Church, parish of St. Edmund Campion, in East Hartford where he served as a Eucharistic minister. John loved the outdoors, nature and all it was. He was happiest traveling the country with his family. John always made sure never to miss Anthony’s baseball games or Renee’s basketball games. He was also an ardent Michigan football fan. The best thing about John was that he never went to bed without saying “I love you” to his family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved and devoted wife Michelle (Finan) Carras, his treasured children Anthony and Renee, his mother and father in law Mark and Mona (Gilbert) Finan of East Hartford, his sisters Nicole Carras and Jennifer Marzello, both of Ravena, NY. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted son, husband, father and friend. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 12 NOON at Our Lady of Peace Church, 370 May Rd., East Hartford. Visiting hours at the church will precede the service from 10AM-12NOON. In lieu of flowers, at the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to the Renee and Anthony Carras Education Fund, #6776541568 c/o TD Bank, 29 Main St. East Hartford, CT 06118. Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108 is entrusted with his arrangements. For more information, to leave an online condolence or to view John’s Everlasting Memorial Video Tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Liturgy of Christian Burial Friday, September 13, 2019

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Theresa Carras Conrad

September 13, 2019

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Theresa Carras Conrad

September 13, 2019

Paul Pecora

September 12, 2019

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Family Carras

September 12, 2019

Sally Grady

September 12, 2019

To the family of John :
My most sincere condolences on your loss. John was an absolute caring and compassionate man. Worked hard and was dedicated to caring for those in need. I will always remember him for his kindness and collegiality at work. I pray for all of you during this difficult time.

Louise (Skippy) Pape

September 12, 2019

Dear Debbie, Teresa and the Carras family.

I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss.
May God comfort you during this very sad time.

Prayerfully.
Skippy

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