D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


John James Conti

February 7, 1942September 24, 2019

John J. Conti, 77, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 24, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Hartford on February 7, 1942 and was a son of the late James and Margaret (Villuzzi) Conti.

John spent his life following his passion for automobiles both recreationally through his love of Nascar, and in his lifelong career as an auto mechanic. John was an avid bowler and enjoyed his time spent with his friends and his league teammates, the “Bowling Socialites” and the “Oldies but Goodies.” He also took exceptional pride in his home, which he built with his late wife of 51 years, Joan (Farnham) Conti. John will be missed by many, including his sister, Mary Ann Twarkins; his sisters-in-law, Denise Ruddy and her companion Brian Shaw and Linda Cattanach; his brother-in-law, Roy Farnham and his wife Betty; his nephews Craig Ruddy, Steven Cattanach, Richard Farnham and Greg Farnham; a niece Jessica Ruddy; many great nieces and nephews and his special care takers, Donna and Dawn. In addition to his parents, and loving wife, John was predeceased by his brother Salvatore Conti and his beloved son, Mark Conti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30th, at St. Christopher Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. The family has asked that everyone go directly to church. Burial with military honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, (Section D), East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, September 29th, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the D’Esopo – East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to Hartford HealthCare at Home, Hospice Care, 1290 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • Public Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Burial Monday, September 30, 2019


John James Conti

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