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John Wilbur

John Franklin Wilbur

Friday, May 22nd, 1931 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Goshen, John “Jack” Franklin Wilbur, passed away Jan. 5, 2019 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with his loving wife and family at his side. He was 87 years old. Jack was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (Colby) Wilbur. He was born in Sharon, CT the twelfth child of sixteen children born to the late Webster Allen and Charlotte Wagner Wilbur.

Jack retired from the State of Connecticut, DOT. He loved working and spending time outdoors as well as golfing, bowling, fishing and being with his family. He was an associate member of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Goshen Agriculture Society and the Grange. He will be fondly remembered as a prankster who gave a nickname to all of his friends and family.

In addition to his wife Betty Ann, Jack is survived by a daughter Susan Hunt and Jack Malahan, a son John Wilbur and wife Kym, his grandchildren, Kristine Bronson, Amy Christy and husband Mat, The Rev. Josh Wilbur, Zach and Melissa Wilbur and Kelly Bronson, four great-grandchildren, Amber, Hunter, Jackson and Reid Christy, a brother Fred Wilbur, a sister Rita Rundall and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Goshen. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery in Goshen. Calling hours will be held at the Wilbur Family home, 426 Sharon Turnpike, Goshen, CT on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department or the Goshen Community Care and Hospice.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wilbur Family Home
    426 Sharon Turnpike
    Goshen, Connecticut 06756
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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 11:30am
    Goshen Center Cemetery
    Sharon Turnpike
    Goshen, Connecticut 06756
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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R Bailey

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Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know words can do little to take away your pain, so may the God of comfort be with your family, helping you to cope. Lean on Him in the days to follow, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and read of his marvelous hope for those who have fallen asleep in death at John 11:41-44. (Jesus performed this miracle as a preview

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