John "Jack" Espinosa

April 2, 1936September 8, 2020

Oakdale- John “Jack” Espinosa, 84, of Oakdale died September 8, 2020 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Mr. Espinoa was born on April 2, 1936, the son of Fortunato and Emily Espinosa. He is predeceased by his loving wife Nancy. Grandchildren Kailah Walsh (husband Jeff) of Norwich & Tylor Pflugbeil of New London. A great-grandson Jaxson Walsh.

Mr. Espinosa is survived by his daughters Gail Pflugbeil of Oakdale and April Espinosa of Groton, Grandchildren Kailah and husband Jeff Walsh of Norwich & Tylor Pflugbeil of New London. A great-grandson Jaxson Walsh. Calling Hours will he held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1:00 until 3:00 in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London, CT. Guests are asked to wear a mask and respect the social distancing guidelines. Please visit for directions and the online guestbook.


  • Calling Hours

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


John "Jack" Espinosa

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Cindy Brown

September 23, 2020

So many memories of Jack through the years from when he met my sister, Nancy, in the late ‘60s. He will be missed. Love to my nieces and family during such a trying time.
May Jack Rest In Peace with Nancy and family.

Glenn pflugbeil

September 23, 2020

My former father in law was,a remarkable man that taught me alot about life. I will always cherish the time we spent together working on things together even when he laughed and made fun of me when I thought I actually measured things correctly..but did not. He was a very stand up grandfather and father that went out of his way for his family. Ill always be appreciative of what he has done for both my daughter and son while he was with us. Heaven has a great set of angels with Jack and Nancy Espinosa...enjoy eternal life together. Love and will always miss you both.

Anna Jenks

September 23, 2020

I knew this man as Uncle Jack, he was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Very soft spoken and never a harsh word. He had a wonderful heart and genuinely cared about people.l remember how he lit up when he looked at his grandson Jackson. His pride and joy for sure. I pray that you have been reunited with your beloved wife Nancy..Rest in peace Uncle Jack, you will be greatly missed by all who love you..♥️!!

Kimberly Wright

September 23, 2020

I have wonderful loving memories of my Uncle Jackie. You see, when my brother and I (Gary Espinosa) were young, our parents owned a restaurant. Running a restaurant, made it a little bit difficult to take the kids out to have some fun. So in came Uncle Jackie and Aunt Nancy. They used to take us to the park, the zoo, carnivals, on picnics, the beach and there were even some sleepovers. I feel so blessed to have had them in my life, along with my loving parents. May God hold you in his loving embrace. P. S. Give Aunt Nancy a kiss for me. She gave me support and love when my Mom passed away.

Nancy Youngblood

September 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss. He is now with Aunt Nancy and can watch over all of you from above.
Uncle Jack was great fun!! There are too many fun memories to share. The one that always comes is Gail & me riding in the back of his pickup after a ball game in Montville as he's driving (flying) us home. Will miss his jokes and contagious laughter.
Uncle Jack = veggies, antiques, sports, the list goes on.
You will be greatly missed, until we meet again.
Ted & Nancy Youngblood

Karen Koerner

September 23, 2020

Jack and Nancy were a blessing. They are together again.

Michele Dexter

September 23, 2020

Gail and Family
So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and hugs your way.
Love, the Dexter’s


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