OBITUARY

John Wayne Lee

December 2, 1959September 6, 2021
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John Wayne Lee, 61, of Southington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, September 6, 2021. John was the beloved husband of Laurie A. (Vesci) Lee for 26 Years. He was born on December 2, 1959, in Meriden, a son of the late Donald W. Lee and Eleanor Roberta Baptie Thomas of South Windsor.

John was a mason for many years. When he was able, he enjoyed spending time outdoors snowmobiling and riding ATVs and spending time in upstate New York on the Great Sacandaga Lake. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed playing around with his four legged companions.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Laurie, sons Robert John (RJ) Lee of Enfield, Jason David Lee of FL., his mother Eleanor Thomas and her husband Bob of South Windsor, siblings Donald Lee Jr. and his wife Pam of Southington, Jeffrey Lee and his wife Kim of Southington, Lori Lee and her wife April of Glastonbury, Linda Lee of South Windsor, Amanda LaRusso of Amesbury, MA., sister-in-law Linda Martin and her husband Don of Plantsville, brother-in-law Bob Vesci and his wife Theresa of Idyllwild, CA, several nieces and nephews and many friends he met in his journey through life. In addition to his father, John is predeceased by his brother Ronald Lee.

The family would like to give thanks to the Hospital for Special Care and Constellation Hospice for the care and support that was provided to John. Masks are mandatory for unvaccinated guests and are encouraged for all attendees. Donations can be made in John’s memory to: The ALS Association CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4, Milford, CT 06460

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 9th at 10:30am, at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 4-7pm, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Doug Ravenscroft

September 13, 2021

I'm wrecked to think of such a loving person as Laurie being left alone. Condolences to all family and friends.

Ron Bohigian

September 10, 2021

I will always remember our high school wrestling and football camps and games. A true friend I will miss him dearly. Love you John

Susan Chubet

September 10, 2021

Laurie,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope God will shine over you during this difficult time.
I pray that the cherished memories will guide you and the love you and John shared will continue forever.
Peace and love,
Sue Pajor Chubet

NICHOLAS CIANCI

September 9, 2021

DEAR LAURIE, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ON JOHNS PASSING. HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND HE ALWAYS WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME. I WILL KEEP YOU AND JOHN IN MY PRAYERS. GREAT PICTURE!
LOVE TO YOU,
NICK

Patty & Glenn Tavalozzi

September 8, 2021

Glenn and I send our deepest condolences to the family. Laurie you will always be in our prayers. 🙏❤️🙏

Joseph Cusano

September 8, 2021

Sorry to the family we all had good times in the 80s with John rest in peace Joe cusano

Marge Keith

September 7, 2021

Laurie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending Deepest Sympathy n Condolences with thoughts n prayers always 🙏

Michael Fortin

September 7, 2021

I’ll always remember John. We met in midget football. We also played high school football together. I will always remember when 6 of us guys lived together in a 2 family house, we called animal house! John always had my back and I had his. May God bless your soul Johnny! Love you brother!

Cynthia & Frank Lawless

September 7, 2021

We lived across the street from John and Laurie several years before we moved out of state. They were great neighbors...always a good word, a friendly hello and an offer to lend a hand if needed. He loved his wife, his home and his sweet pups. I feel confident that he went through this struggle with strong will and a smile on his face. Fond memories of gathering with our neighbors during holidays. RIP, dear John Lee.

Julanne Carbone Rosa

September 6, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with John at St. Thomas. He was always a nice guy. I know he will be missed. My condolences to your family 🙏❤️🙏

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Biography

John Wayne Lee, 61, of Southington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, September 6, 2021. John was the beloved husband of Laurie A. (Vesci) Lee for 26 Years. He was born on December 2, 1959, in Meriden, a son of the late Donald W. Lee and Eleanor Roberta Baptie Thomas of South Windsor.

John was a mason for many years. When he was able, he enjoyed spending time outdoors snowmobiling and riding ATVs and spending time in upstate New York on the Great Sacandaga Lake. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed playing around with his four legged companions.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Laurie, sons Robert John (RJ) Lee of Enfield, Jason David Lee of FL., his mother Eleanor Thomas and her husband Bob of South Windsor, siblings Donald Lee Jr. and his wife Pam of Southington, Jeffrey Lee and his wife Kim of Southington, Lori Lee and her wife April of Glastonbury, Linda Lee of South Windsor, Amanda LaRusso of Amesbury, MA., sister-in-law Linda Martin and her husband Don of Plantsville, brother-in-law Bob Vesci and his wife Theresa of Idyllwild, CA, several nieces and nephews and many friends he met in his journey through life. In addition to his father, John is predeceased by his brother Ronald Lee.

The family would like to give thanks to the Hospital for Special Care and Constellation Hospice for the care and support that was provided to John.

Masks are mandatory for unvaccinated guests and are encouraged for all attendees. Donations can be made in John’s memory to: The ALS Association CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4, Milford, CT 06460

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 9th at 10:30am, at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 4-7pm, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com