D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


John Edward Rust Jr.

June 16, 1939August 6, 2019

John Edward Rust Jr, 80, of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Patricia (Carone) Rust, passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2019 surrounded by his family. John was born on June 16th 1939 in Hartford and was the son of the late John “Jack” Rust, Sr. and Ann Rust of Old Wethersfield. He was proceeded in death by his talented siblings, Stephen Rust and Kathleen Rust. John was a 1957 graduate of Wethersfield High School where he possessed a natural gift for the arts. John achieved the status of Eagle Scout as a young man. Upon graduation he attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NYC. His artistic skills found their way into his career as a builder of homes. John found joy spending time at the family summer home in Charlestown R.I. where he had a passion for salt water fishing and golf. John’s love for the game of golf began in his youth as a caddy at Wethersfield Country Club. Later in life he would spend winters in Florida walking and enjoying the Disney Parks. John had a great love of music, particularly jazz. In addition to Patricia Ann, his wife of 59 years, he leaves his children Robert Rust and his wife Meredith of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sharon Rust and her husband Mathew Bottone of Tiverton, RI, Cristie Rust-Kitnick and her husband Glenn of Lafayette, Colorado. He will be missed by his sister in law Pamela Carone and his niece Lorrie Nadeau of Ellington, CT. In addition he will miss his beloved and clever grandchildren Sabine Bottone, Sebastian Bottone, Simon Kitnick and Milo Kitnick. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Brendan Montano for his steady and constant care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 9th at 11am Sacred Heart Church (also known as Christ the King Parish on 56 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to Save the Bay, a non profit organization that is committed to the preservation of Narraganset Bay and surrounding water ways. savebay.org For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Burial Friday, August 9, 2019


John Edward Rust Jr.

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Alfred DelCiampo

August 8, 2019

As a kid I remember John being a talented artist and an avid lover of cars. The mural he painted on the rec-room wall at Aunt Anna's home is still in my memory. I remember the 1955 Chevy he had and the flames he hand painted on the fenders and hood. When I was 13 years of age John let me drive his Corvair spider on the gravel lake roads. Fond memories of a man who I will continue to admire. Rest in Peace.

Cheryl Griffin

August 8, 2019

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family . John was a very special person. I was so glad that I got to know him over the past few years when I would stop by to pick you up for our excursions to breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Cheryl and Carey Griffin