John H. McNally

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  • United Church of Christ
    P.O. Box 383
    Chester, CT 06412

John H. McNally

  • BORN: April 1, 1928
  • DIED: June 4, 2017
  • LOCATION: Chester, Connecticut

John H. McNally, age 89, a longtime resident of Chester passed away on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford. John was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Hall) McNally. He was born in Ellington, Connecticut on April 1, 1928 the son of the late Francis E. and Rose (Hellandbrand) McNally. John had been a resident of Chester for the last 60 years and prior to that he had resided in both Centerbrook and Deep River. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. Following his discharge in 1952 he began his career as a truck driver delivering oil throughout the Lower Connecticut River Valley for the former Esso and Economy Oil Companies of Centerbrook. He retired from the Daniels Oil Company of Portland in 1990. John was a member of The United Church of Chester. For years, he enjoyed meeting with his friends for breakfast at the Old Saybrook McDonalds. Besides his wife Lorraine he leaves his daughters, Lisa A. McNally of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Nancy M. Magnuson and her husband Jon, of Lebanon, Connecticut, his son, John S. McNally and his wife Lily Jiang, of Plainville, Connecticut, his grandsons, Jason, Ryan, Jacob, Ethan, and Chandler, great-grandsons, Marshall and Archer Kohen-McNally and his great-granddaughter Ivy McNally. John was predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Kathleen Rose McNally and his son, Steven J. McNally. A graveside service with the rendering of Full Military Honors will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:00AM in the Centerbrook Cemetery, Westbrook Road in Centerbrook. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in John's name may be made to The United Church of Chester, P.O. Box 383, Chester, CT 06412. To share a memory of John or send a condolence to his family please visit . Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.

Interment with Full Military Honors
  • June 09, 2017
    11:00 AM
  • Centerbrook Cemetery
  • Westbrook Road
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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