NEW BRITAIN — John S. McLean, Jr., 68, of New Britain, formerly of Oakville, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of his family on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Hartford Hospital.

John was born April 23, 1951 in Waterbury, the son of the late John and Julia (Germano) McLean, Sr. He was raised in Oakville where he attended local schools and proudly served with the U.S. Navy SeaBee’s Mobil Construction Battalion #74 during the Vietnam War.

John spent many years working as a facilities engineer at the Newington VA Hospital and more recently at St. Francis Hospital until his retirement in 2015.

He enjoyed baseball and bowling and was a long-time member of the Oakville VFW Post 7330. John always looked forward to participating in many Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades throughout the state.

Left to remember, cherish and honor John’s love and legacy are his children, sons Christopher McLean and his wife, Barbara, of Wolcott and Ryan McLean of West Hartford, and his daughter, Heather McLean of Bristol; his brother, David McLean of Waterbury; his two grandchildren, Jack and Julia McLean; one niece and many cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. McLean will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home, 1987 East Main St. at Southmayd Road, Waterbury. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, with full military honors. Relatives and friends may visit with John’s family on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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