John J. Jungen

John J. Jungen

MIDDLEBURY — John J. Jungen, 67, passed away on March 26, 2021, after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Beth (Phillips) Jungen for 19 years.

John was born on July 25, 1953, in Queens, N.Y., son of the late John J. and Marilyn (Dippold) Jungen.

John was a great guy with a big heart who loved his whole extended family. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Once you met John, you were a friend.

If you ever needed something done around the house, call John, he can do it, from sheet rock, countertops, to putting in a door or a deck or patio. John was your man, and he was happy to do it. He was a very patriotic man.

He loved Fords and trucks. This is what made him such a good commercial truck salesman. He has many good customers who will miss him terribly.

He also loved softball. He was a past president, coach and player of the Diamondback men’s softball team. He also coached the women’s Diamondback team, both of which his brother Mark sponsored. He was a member of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT, both which he loved and was very dedicated to.

He also volunteered for the Woodbury Lions Club Haunted Hayride every year as the Grim Reaper.

He loved music. He could remember lyrics to any song before the ‘80s. He played the trumpet in the school band for Southbury High School, where he graduated in 1971. This musical talent is now with his niece, Jordan Jungen, who plays her Uncle Johnny’s trumpet now. He was so proud of that.

Besides his beloved wife, Beth, and beloved little girl, Sasha, John leaves behind to cherish his memories, his brothers, Glenn (Jane), Mark and Dave (Carla); his sister, Lisa (Don); nieces, Elizabeth, Ashley, Sarah, Jordan, Laura and Taylor; nephew, Greyson; many cousins, and his Aunt Lyn and Uncle Bill.

Besides his parents John was predeceased by his English Springer Spaniel, Shiloh.

John’s family gives a special thank you to his “adopted” brother Dave Lenkowski for always being there through everything. A thank you goes to the nursing staff at VITAS hospice, especially Maria, for taking such good care of our beloved John and the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, 65 Tucker Hill Rd. Middlebury 06762 or to an animal rescue of the donor’s choice.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 17, at the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School St. Woodbury.

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