John Joseph DeSimone
John Joseph DeSimone
  • December 10, 1920 - January 18, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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John J. DeSimone, of Old Saybrook, died on January 18, 2017.

He was born on December 10, 1920, in New Britain, the son of Salvatore and Susan DeSimone.

Mr. DeSimone was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a purple heart recipient. He was employed for 40 years with the New York-New Haven-Hartford Railroad/Conrail. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family, precious grandchildren, and friends.

Mr. DeSimone is survived by his wife Alice; children Mark DeSimone and his wife Lorie, of Westbrook, and Marcia Zup and her husband Bill of Kensington; grandchildren Todd Zup and his wife Rosanna, Bryan Zup and his wife Jill, Alison DeSimone and her husband Warner Hollister and Sara DeSimone and her husband Shelby Graber; and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Theresa, Ada, and Matthew.

Calling hours will be held on Monday January 23rd from 9-10:30am at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 11am in St. John Church, Main St., Old Saybrook, followed by burial with military honors at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475. To sign the online guest book visit