June 28, 1930 ~ November 19, 2012
John S. Pleines 'Jack', age 82, passed away peacefully November 19, 2012 at his home after a long bout with cancer. Jack was born in New Haven on June 28, 1930, a son of the late John A. & Florence Stoddard Pleines. He lived a long and happy life, serving in the US Army stateside and 13 months in Germany. After the Service he owned and operated Pleines' Package Store for 46 years. Jack leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Eileen Z. Pleines; 3 daughters, Tracy Pleines of Rockland, ME & H.H.I, SC, Kirby Coitrone (Dan) of Hamden and Lynly Pleines of East Haven; 2 wonderful granddaughters, Karadan & Betheny Coitrone; his brothers, Richard Pleines (Carol), Howard, Robert & his sister Karen. Jack is also survived by several nieces & nephews. Jack's family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses of Southern CT and Hospice Home Care of Wallingford for his care in his time of need. His Funeral and Interment will be Private. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden are in care of his arrangements. Contributions in Jack's memory may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976.