John O. Brandt, Jr.

John O. Brandt, Jr., 76, of Pomfret Center, CT, died May 5, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. Along with my twin sister Lois Marie, I was born in Putnam, CT on March 21, 1943 to John O. Brandt, Sr. and Irja Klemola.

I learned enough to earn a good living and I was grateful for the positions I held at Fiberoptics Technology, General Electric, and United Technologies, all of which paid me more than I was worth.  All of my  earnings were intended to provide for my beloved wife, Norma P. Brandt, whom I believed would surely survive me. Fate would have it that Norma predeceased me and I used the money instead to found a nursing scholarship program at Masonicare in her loving memory. This memorial scholarship fund and the financial aid it provides to aspiring nurses has been the greatest achievement of my life, outside of convincing Norma to marry me.

As far as donations in my memory go, you can make them to any charity of your choice or just do something nice for a stranger.

A Graveside service will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Abington Cemetery, Pomfret, CT. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com