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Anna Dexter Casoni posted a condolence
Monday, May 13, 2019John was a wonderful and kind man.I remember going to his house to target shoot and he was showing me how I was not very successful but had lots of fun trying Thank you for that John. Rest in Peace...
Maddy Desroches lit a candle
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Anthony Scott Dean posted a condolence
Saturday, May 11, 2019I met Brother John 34 years and a few months ago at Fayette Lodge after he performed the Canadian Charge which all Masons are familiar with in the quiet corner of Connecticut. It was in a dairy barn aka FiberOptics that I began learning the charge by mouth to ear. My greatest achievement in that light was five years ago in Putnam Lodge where I was privileged to present it to four new Master Masons while WB John tiled the Lodge. He was not feeling well that day and we spoke privately for more than an hour. Brother John, it was my honor and privilege to have known you all these years. I pass by the plaque honoring Norma's Scholarship Program every day and I think of you when I do. So long old friend and Brother, until we meet again on the level at that undiscovered country. To the family; John was one of the finest men I have ever known and he is/was a Mason's Mason.
Keith Knowlton posted a condolence
Thursday, May 9, 2019JB was the only employee of Fiberoptics Technology who was working with us prior to the company being incorporated in 1977, and, unlike what he wrote, he was worth his weight in gold to the FTI. (No, we didn't pay him that much!) John will be missed by all of us who knew him and Norma. Paul Dobson, JB and I spent many, many hours working on crazy projects for the company, which usually worked! John was a wonderful and loved friend, we have all lost someone very special. KLK
Robert Norton Warner posted a condolence
Thursday, May 9, 2019Today I saw John Brandt's obituary listing, published just today. I had been expecting it, as I had heard of his passing earlier in the week. I had known Johnny for over 60 years, as his cousin Allan Klemola married my sister Mimi. Johnny lived in the Elliot section of Pomfret, where he grew up, and I actually learned to ride a bicycle, practicing on the back roads of Elliot, going from Johnny's parents' home to my sister's, back and forth. Once, I panicked and went off the road, into the bushes. I yelled for help, and it was Johnny that rescued me, straightening my tire. Ironically, I was just at the Abington Cemetery last month, where Johnny is to be buried next week. On that occasion, we said goodbye to Johnny's cousin Arnold Klemola, a prominent scientist, who died in January. I have seen the tribute on the wall at the Masonicare facility. There is a photo of Norma, along with the listing of more than a dozen names of those recipients receiving scholarships. Although Johnny may be gone, his legacy lives on.
Barry L Kromer posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 8, 2019RIP, Brother. Well done my good and faithful servant.
Cary Bentley posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 8, 2019John had an amazing memory and a love for history. I'll forever cherish the conversations we had, the wisdom he shared, and the impact he had on my life. Rest easy John, I'm going to miss you.
The family of John O. Brandt, Jr. uploaded a photo
Wednesday, May 8, 2019