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October 3, 1947 – December 1, 2017

John Calderwood
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Obituary for John R. Calderwood

OXFORD, CT: John R. Calderwood, age 70 of Oxford entered peaceful rest on December 1, 2017; he was the beloved husband of Shari (Domareck) Calderwood. John was born October 3, 1947 in Derby, son of the late John W. and Margaret P. (Harkins) Calderwood. John was a longtime Residential Builder. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. John was a volunteer Firefighter with the Citizens Engine Co. #2 of Seymour where he enjoyed playing Santa Claus for their children's Christmas parties for over 33 years. He was a member over 35 years and retired Major in the Governor's Foot Guard for more ; he was a former inspector and Chairman of the Board for the Naugatuck Valley Health Department, and was member and retired Chairman of the Board of the Pomperaug Health Department. John also was an active volunteer and member of the Board of Directors Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was a member of the David S. Miles Post 174, American Legion. John enjoyed boating and just being by the water; he had a fondness for military Jeeps and military memorabilia. John had a genuine passion for cooking as well.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, John leaves his sister, Margaret Flint (Frederick) of Deland, FL., mother-in-law, Vera Domareck of Seymour, brother-in-law Myron Domareck (Geri) of Denver, CO, nieces and nephews, Gretchen Flint, Tacia Neumann (Marc), Erik Domareck (Daniel Locke), Todd Schiavi (Janelle), and Brian Domareck (Sarah); also several grand nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours are Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. Funeral Services are Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd., Seymour where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Full Military Honors will immediately follow in the church yard. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. For directions or to share a memory online, go towww.hullfh.com.

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
161 West Church Street
Seymour, CT 06483

Second Visitation

When Thursday, December 7th, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
161 West Church Street
Seymour, CT 06483

Service Information

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 11:00am
Fr. Tom Cieslikowski
Church of the Good Shepherd
Mountain Road
Seymour, CT 06483
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