A. John Plikus Jr.

April 3, 1940February 18, 2021

A. John Plikus Jr., 80, of Lyme passed away on February 18, 2021 at his home. John was born April 3, 1940, son of Anthony J. Plikus Sr. and Alice (McCully) Plikus in New London, CT. He graduated from New London High School Class of 1958 and went on to serve in the US Army. John worked as a supervisor at SNET before retiring after 38 years. He was a charter member of the Bozrah Rod & Gun Club and an avid hunter. He took great pleasure in rebuilding old stone walls, raising cows, and bringing out the beauty of his corner of Lyme. He leaves his beloved wife, Christine (Audibert) Plikus; son, John M. Plikus and his wife Kerry; daughter-in-law Monica Plikus; step-son, Mark Hope and his wife Melissa; step-daughter, Dr. April Chitwood; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Robert Plikus, and his son Craig Plikus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00AM at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. Burial will immediately follow in Eight Mile River Cemetery, Lyme. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Lyme Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 911, Hadlyme, CT 06439.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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Kara Bonsack

February 25, 2021

I am saddened to hear this news. I love the connection Kyle has with him and how much love they both have for farming life. One of my favorite memories is when Kyle was little and John took him for a tractor ride, where Kyle promptly fell asleep. I send my condolences to you Chris, and the whole family. Kara

Tina & John Kozlowski

February 24, 2021

Chris, We will miss our chats with John as well as our steak dinners. It was a pleasure to call him our friend , now an angel in heaven but still remembering us all in his prayers . We are always here for you.

Rita and Alvah MacWilliam

February 22, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed watching John hay the field. He will be missed.

Baylee Drown

February 20, 2021

Dear Chris,
We are so sorry for your loss. We've enjoyed getting to know you as farming neighbors over the last 6 years.
We are around if you need any help.
Baylee and Quinn

Cathleen Young-McDonald

February 20, 2021

I’ve known Mr. Plikus my whole life as my next door neighbor. He was always available to chat with my dad about anything from lawn care and landscaping to current events. I learned to ride a bike and roller blade in front of his house and in his driveway. He was always available to help whether I locked myself out of my house or needed someone to jump my car- if we got snowed in he wouldn’t hesitate to come over with his snow blower. His strength and discipline were unquestionable and unshakeable and his love and dedication to his wife Chris (and rescue dogs Thor and Ziva) were equally evident. He was a wonderful man who will be missed dearly. Love to Chris and the rest of John’s family.