John Eugene Orie of Hamden, entered into eternal rest after a long illness at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Sunday, January 30, 2011, where he was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. Loving husband of 56 years to Vivian Tummillo Orie, he is also survived by daughters Linda Perfetto and her husband Pat of Mansfield Center, CT and Janice Gemmell and her husband Stephen of Hamden; grandchildren Joseph and Hope Perfetto and Victoria and Stephen Gemmell and brothers Robert of Leesburg, FL, James of Bristol, Thomas of Orlando, FL and Anthony of New Hartford. He was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Orie. A son of the late John Orie and Eva Adams Orie Valentine, John was born in Canton, CT on December 23, 1925 and resided in Hamden, CT for 53 years where he raised his family. He served in the US Navy during WW II, training as a Naval Aviator and later serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Raymon W. Herndon. John attended St. Michael's College in VT, received a BA from the University of Miami, FL, attended Boston College School of Law and received a Master's Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. John worked as a casualty claims adjuster for area insurance companies for many years and retired from the State of CT as a Hearings Officer for the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. He was a Parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was active in several ministries there. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN on Friday, February 4, 2011. Friends may visit with the family from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home prior to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Avenue, Hamden, CT. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. I am one of Linda’s colleagues and friends. Reading her father’s obituary gave me insight into her generous heart and creative mind. I’m sure he was an important influence in her life. His passing will be a loss. Yet the love connection will be eternal.

  2. Linda, I was sorry to hear about the death of your father. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Shirley

  3. Linda, Your friends and colleagues at Connecticut Nurses’ Association send condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. We hold you in our hearts. Carole

  4. To Linda and Family- Sharing my thoughts and prayers at the passing of your father. The ever-present love and support that he received from his family- I am sure gave him the comfort and peace knowing how much he was truly loved. So sorry that I will be unable to attend the service on Friday. All the best, Marcia

  5. Dear Linda, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I am sure the memories you have will comfort you. From all of us at Saint Joseph College, you and your family are in our prayers. Joyce

  6. Dear Linda, On behalf of your colleagues and friends in the Department of Nursing at SCSU, I’d like to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  7. Dear Linda. I am so sorry for your loss. You have been so close to your family and instrumental in their care. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fondly, Judy

  8. Dear Vivian, Chet and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Linda, Janice and the rest of your family. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack.I always remember what a loving, warm, kind person he was. Family gatherings were brightened by his smile and warm hugs. May the days ahead bring comfort and peace. Love to you and the family,

  9. Dear Vivian, Linda, Pat, Joe, Hope, Janice and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our conversations with Jack throughout the years. We remember his keen sense of humor and the special twinkle in his eyes when he talked about his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy and love, John, Carole, Michael, and Brian

  10. Dearest Linda and family, May you remember all the wonderful times with your dad and the energy you shared together. So many people are sending positive thoughts and prayers to all of you. Lili, Lars, Derek and Tyler

  11. Jack, my first cousin were very close in age also good friends as children. As we grew we drifted but I always asked about him from his brothers.he led a good life. god bless.

  12. Linda and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your father. Sending loving thoughts your way. Francine Skalicky

  13. Linda, I am so sorry about your Dad. I know that even though you may be expecting it, it still does not ease the sense of loss you feel. Let me know if I can do anything.

  14. Linda: I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family for love and comfort at this time. Edie

  15. Viv – Bill & I wish to offer our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We were so surprised when Bobby called us and told us of Jack’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Keep in touch with us. Love, Carmella

  16. Vivian, I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy to have had the opportunity to care for your husband. Even in the midst of his illness, he would still smile. Your loving loyalty to your husband is a wonderful example to us all. Mary Ellen Kachuba, RN

  17. Vivian: My heart aches for you & your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers and may Jack forever rest in peace. Love Roberta

  18. Dear Vivian, Linda and Janice, I am so sorry to hear that Jack has passed away. I’m sure your memories of loving times together, with that wonderful, smiling man, will keep him close to all of you. Nothing can take away the love you all shared. With our sympathy, Barbara & Charley

  19. Dearest Mrs. Orie, Linda and Janice, I just heard that your loved one, your dear husband and father, has gone home to be with the Lord- May God’s loving grace sustain you and may all you wonderful memories bring you peace. With love, Loretta

  20. Our condolences to the family. I’m glad I got to see Jack this past summer.To lose a love one is hard to endure, but his memories will live with all of us for ever. Les & Janet Andrew

  21. Dear Aunt Vivian, Linda and Janice, My heart goes out to all of you in this great loss of Uncle Jack. I cannot imagine how it must feel. Please know that we are praying for all of you. Thank God that we know he is in heaven and no longer suffering in any way, but rather completely healed and blessed by the presence of Jesus. Love and prayers, Alice Marie

  22. Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. my condolences to you, your mother, and your entire family. May memories of better times sustain you. Lee

  23. Dear Mrs. Orie, Linda and Janice, I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of a wonderful man, husband and father. He was such a kind and gentle man. May you find peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared.

  24. Dear Vivian, Linda and Janice, We are so sorry to hear that Jack has passed. May all your wonderful memories and your strong faith carry you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. Linda – I too want to express my condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Marjorie

  26. Linda, Jut wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family during this difficult time. Christine Hammond

  27. Vivian, Linda and Janice, we are so sorry for your lost but know that Jack is in a better place. We pray that God will comfort you all as only He can! Love Tom and Alice

  28. Dear Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your father, John, be at peace. He lead a fruitful blessed life. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Diba

  29. Dearest Dad, You lived a good and blessed life, and have touched so many with your kindness. My love for you will never cease. I will miss seeing your bright and twinkling eyes, your beautiful smile, and hearing your joyous laughter. I will carry you forever in my heart and I pray my memories of my wonderful Dad will never fade. I feel sad thinking that for now I cannot hug you or give you a kiss ,,,,but I am comforted in knowing that some day we will be together again. Your suffering has come to an end and in dying the Lord has brought you to everlasting life. Your beloved daughter, Janice

  30. To my sister Viv, my nieces Linda and Janice and their families. Our hearts are saddened with Jack’s passing. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather; always with that beautiful smile and a joy to be with. We will cherish all the wonderful memories we have shared over the years. We will all miss him but we know he is in a better place. Our prayers and thoughts are will you always. Our love, Bobby and Ed

  31. Aunt Vivian, Linda,Janice, and your families. My heart goes out to you all, and my prayers are many. My deepest sympathies to you all. Uncle Jack will be missed. Love you guys…..Eddie

  32. Dear Aunt Viv & Linda & Janice & families, Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. May the sweet memories you have of Uncle Jack – your loving husband and wonderful father – live forever in your hearts. Love, Terry & Lorraine

  33. Dear Aunt Vivian, Linda, Janice and family. My heart and prayers are with you all. I will surely miss Uncle Jack as I am sure everyone will. My love to all of you. John

  34. To Linda and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. I pray you find comfort in your memories and in knowing that God has all of you in his hands.

  35. My deepest condolences. Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending many prayers to help you through the sadness.

  36. Dear Linda, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I am sure the memories you have will comfort you. From all of us at Saint Joseph College, you and your family are in our prayers. Joyce

  37. Dear Linda, On behalf of your colleagues and friends in the Department of Nursing at SCSU, I’d like to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

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