January 28, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of John “Jack” Spencer Anthony, of Orange, announces his passing on Sunday, January 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Loretta, his children, Julie (Jered), Peter “Chip” (Amanda), and Adele (Danny), and his dear sister Kathy Anthony Sperry. Jack will also be fondly remembered as “Pop Pop” by his seven grandchildren, Brianna, Jaron, Victoria, Christian, Judson, Thomas, and Jericho. Jack will be forever remembered by many extended family members and friends. After retirement from Pitney Bowes he continued to work part-time at Lowe’s in Milford and for the Board of Education in Orange. Jack served in leadership for Boy Scout Troop 921 in Orange, as well as coach and equipment manager for Orange Little League. He also served as an usher at Trinity Church in Woodbridge for a number of years. Jack loved gardening, tractor rides with his grandchildren, following NASCAR, and spending time with his family. Calling hours will be held from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, January 31, at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden CT with a Memorial Service to follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack can be made to Calvary Chapel Naugatuck; all proceeds will benefit Teen Challenge New Haven. Donations can be made online at https://goo.gl/1GCqaG by selecting the “Jack Anthony Memorial Donation” fund from the drop-down menu. Donations can also be made via check to: Calvary Chapel Naugatuck PO Box 1789 Naugatuck, CT 06770. Please note “Jack Anthony Memorial Donation” in the memo line.