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.

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  1. Kirby and Karadan, so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Although we only met Jack a couple of times, it was easy to see that he was an extraordinary man. Fondly, Patti, Lowell & Lowell, Jr.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Pleines family during this difficult time. Maryann, the girls and I are thankful for all the pool memories that Jack provided us. Sincerely, Richard and Maryann Dargan and Family

  4. YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED THUR CARD DAY AND ALL THE YEEAR I HAVE KNOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 40 PLUS YEARS LOVE YOU LIKE A FATHER.

  5. Jack will always be in our hearts and prayers. We can always think back to some of our memories together including the warm days down by the pool filled with laughter and good friends. Jack was a good man and even better friend to everyone who’s life he touched. Love, Stacy, Chris, and Brian

  6. Dear Pleines Family, Lisa and I were very saddened by to hear of Jacks passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We will never forget the laughs we had when entering the package store. He was a great man. Deepest Sympathy, Love, Angel Pietrosimone and Lisa DeLeo

  7. Mrs.Pleines, Tracy, Kirby, Linley and the entire Pleines family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. Mr Pleines was always pleasant and a wonderful host. His family and the community will miss him for years to come. Always remember the good times and cherish the memories..God bless, Karolyn Dunn & Family

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you Eye, Tracy, Kirby, Dan, Karadan, Betheny and Lynly. Jack is now in a better place and continues to watch over you all. Much love to you!

  9. To the Pleines Family Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Pleines family during this very difficult time. I remember 20 years ago when I first met Jack and called him .John. and he corrected me. Always a smile! Everyone at Banti & DeFelice CPAs sends their condolences.

  10. To the Pleines’ Family, Sorry for the loss of Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Paul,Pauline and Paul Jr. (Desroches Automotive)

  11. Eileen,Tracy,Kirby and Lynly: it was so sad to learn of Jack’s passing. He was a very important part of my life.I met Jack when he openned his store and Pleines’ Package became a part of my life.There were a diverse group of characters who viewed Pleines’ as thi .club.. Sure we played set back there, but it wasn’t about the game,it was about Jack and each other. We sure did have alot of laughs (except when Jack lost and that was seldom) Our grief is measured by the amount of love we have for that person. There is so much love for Jack— Only the good times.

  12. My sincere condolences and sympathy go out to Pleines Family. Jack was a good person who left behind a great Family. I am sure he will keep an eye on you guys from up above.

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Pleines family during this difficult time. My dad and Jack shared some very good times. Estelle, Robert and Anna Lynn Swearsky

  14. My sincere condolences and sympathy go out to Pleines Family. Jack was a good person who left behind a great Family. I am sure he will keep an eye on you guys from up above.

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