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“Karen, my wife and I are just learning of this and are truly sorry for your loss. He was a kind man and someone I was proud to have known. He will...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: David Rodriguez - Essex - Friend

“Sam so sorry to learn of your loss. with deep sympathy Lion Jan Gordon ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great person, inspiration and coworker. He will be truly missed. Rest in peace. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Shirley - Groton, CT

“Karen and Family, John is and always will be in our hearts. Judy and I send our condolences and will keep you in our thoughts and prayer's. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Steve & Judy Cavanaugh - Ledyard, CT

“To Karen and family,John was my co-worker and a good friend, we had many good times at work and after work as well. He will be sadly missed by all....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Vincent - Westerly, RI

“Dear Karen and family, I am so sad to hear about John. We all had some good times over the years. Lots of laughs.He was one of a kind and will be...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Maggie Bancroft - Sarasota, FL

“Karen, I so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! XO ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kelly Renshaw - Old Saybrook, CT

“Dear Bean family...you all are in my prayers. Bethany Lawler (Gerarda's friend) ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs Bean, I was so sorry to hear of Johns passing. John was quite an accomplished man. In the weeks to come, may you find peace and comfort in the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sue carmichael

“You will be missed by so many you touched in your life. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Lang - Stockton, CA

“Karen and Family I am sorry for your loss. I know John loved his family dearly. There wasn't anything John wouldn't do for his 3 daughters. John will...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Marlene Kelly - Old Lyme, DE

“Karen and the kids, know that your husband and dad was one of the kindest and generous men that I have ever known. I worked with John at SUBASE for...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen,We are so sorry to hear about John. Didn't know him well but he seemed like a nice guy. You seemed so happy with him, I remember when you...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Amber & Ben Bonafonte - friend

“There are good ships, and there are wood ships, The ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, And may they always be. God Bless...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: richard kulch - homosassa, FL


John S. Bean, "The King", age 70, of Centerbrook died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on July 3, 2015. John is survived by his loving wife Karen of 30 years, his mother, Santina (Mattiello) Bean of Meriden, his twin sister, Marie Lang of Ivoryton, his sisters, Donna Lott of Old Lyme, Bernadette Niland of Portland, and Gerarda McIntyre of Meriden, his daughters, Sandie Norris of West Haven, Monica Rossi of Mystic and Jennifer Fullingim of Deep River. He also leaves several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. John was raised in Meriden until he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Berlin, Germany. Stateside he apprenticed as an electrician and as a journeyman and owned and operated Shoreline Electric Company for several years. John retired from the United States Sub Base in Groton following a 30 year career there. He was a lifelong member and served on numerous committees in the Vets Club, the American Legion and the United Scandinavian Society. As an active member he would always help out anyone in need. John helped to build and was Captain of the EOBF Raft in the Connecticut River Raft Race for many years. He was also the Captain of the Lake George Pontoon Boat. He enjoyed playing and coaching softball and was an avid Yankee fan. John was the only guy in town known for his Moose and his "John" in his front yard. He loved wood working and gardening, but the thing he loved the most in his life was spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. John's funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:00AM in the funeral home chapel. Burial with the rendering of Full Military Honors will follow in the Centerbrook Cemetery. To share a memory of John or to send a condolence to his family please visit www.rwwfh.com.