John Ward Putney of North Haven passed away on March 24th after a brief illness. He was born in Guilford, CT on August 13, 1928 and was the son of the late Frank T. Putney and Margaret Jane Ward. John was the beloved husband of Dorothy Gaetano for 57 years, and the loving father of Donna Scasino and her husband John of North Haven, and Keith Putney and his wife Cindi of Southbury. He was also the proud grandfather of John N. and Sara Scasino, Shelley Scasino, Cameron Putney and Evan Putney and the extra special great-grandfather of Elaina Rose Scasino. He attended Wooster Tech in Massachusetts , graduated from Quinnipiac College and is an Alumnae of Quinnipiac University. He began a career in banking in 1949 at Union and New Haven Trust Company/Union Trust Company as a teller, became the head of the Tax Department and later was an Assistant Trust officer. He retired after 42 years of service but continued to work in the Tax Department at 1st Fidelity/First Union, was a bookkeeper for the New Haven Historical Society and most recently was office manager for Rayhnem Inc. He was a member of the North Haven Civitan Club, parishioner of St. Therese Church, served on the Town of North Haven Commission for the Aging and was co-chairman of the St. Therese Ladies Guild Craft Fair, and an avid fan of the UCONN Women's Basketball team. John and his wife enjoyed traveling during their retirement years, especially to visit family in Minnesota , Wisconsin , Florida , Texas and most recently on a cruise through the Panama Canal . Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Tuesday morning, March 30 at 9:15 AM. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Therese Church, North Haven at 10 AM . Friends may call Monday from 5-8 PM. Interment in Alderbrook Cemetery , Guilford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 300 Research Parkway, Ste. 310, Meriden, CT 06450 or the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Rd., Ste. 105, Middletown, CT 06457.

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  1. Dear Dot and Families – Our deepest condolences. As you know, we will cherish all of the occasions and happy memories we’ve shared over the years. Love to all – Faye and Dick

  2. DEAR DOT AND FAMILY, YOUV’E LOST A VERY SPECIAL MAN WHO TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES ,JOHN WAS A WONDERFUL FATHER-IN LAW TO OUR DAUGHTER CINDI,SHE LOVED HIM SO MUCH , HE WAS HER 2ND DAD. A SUPER GRANDFATHER TO THE BOYS, AND A GOOD FRIEND TO US AND OUR FAMILIES.HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND WAS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE US, SO PLEASANT TO BE AROUND. HE WAS A VERY KIND AND LOVING MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OUR FAMILY

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. I worked with John in the Trust Department at First Union in New Haven.

  4. Please accept our heart felt condolences for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you all. Kevin Terri Kristen and Rob

  5. DEAR MRS. PUTNEY- YOU CAME UP TO MAINE WITH CINDI AND THE BOYS A FEW YEARS BACK. YOU STAYED AT THE RENTED COTTAGE WE HAD.WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME. SINCERELY, KATIE AND FRANK DELVECCHIO

  6. Dear Donna and Family, We are deeply sorry about your lost. Know your are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Donna and Frank Bonito

  7. Dear Dot, Donna, Keith, and their extended families. We’re sorry to hear of John’s passing, and are glad to have spent time with him on the cruise. We’ll miss his smile and laughter and know that you will also. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Steve and Suzanne Gates

  8. Dear East Coast Family, We are so sad to hear of the loss of such a fine, true gentleman. Papa John will always hold a special place in our hearts. May you find peace in fond memories; know that he will forever be smiling down upon us all…just as he did during his time here on earth.

  9. Dot, Donna, Keith and family, I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your families. I have very fond memories of John and all of the great times from my childhood that I will carry in my heart always. Thinking of you.

  10. Dear .Aunt. Dot and Family, So many fond memories of Christmas Eves shared. Lots of fun…lots of laughter. A bright light has been extinguished…fond memories remain. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and love. Fondly, Donna, Paul and Adam Fowler

  11. Dear Dot&Family, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time.There truly are no words to comfort now,but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.Kind men such as your husband will be surely missed,but never forgotten.God bless you and your family, should you ever need anything I’m right across the street. Lisa Canelli

  12. Dear Dot and Family: It was great to be with you all before the funeral and share some memories. Let memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead. I know we will. We have many wonderful remembrances in our hearts that have been created over the years. John will be deeply missed. Our love, Jane, Bill, Justin, Alicia and Karina Schaub

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