John Warren Giaconia
John Warren Giaconia
  • October 20, 1922 - September 28, 2016
  • Hadlyme, Connecticut

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Middletown- John Warren Giaconia Sr., 93, of Hadlyme, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2016 in Middlesex Hospital after a brief illness. His wife of 55 years, Raffaella, and his sister, Marion Daniels, predeceased him.

He will be sadly missed by his family. He leaves two sons, his oldest son, John and wife, Deborah, his grandson, William and wife, Melissa, and great grandchildren, Madeleine and Nicolas, his grandson, Mark and wife, Zoraida, and great granddaughter, Angela. Mark, his youngest son, wife, Monica, and three grandchildren, Nathan, Jordan, and Jack. He also leaves his dear friend and antiquing companion, Dorothy Czikowsky.

John was born on October 20, 1922 in Springfield, MA the son of Anthony J. and Ellen (Stark) Giaconia. He was employed for many years as an Electrician for the State of Connecticut Highway Department working on various projects over the years. He retired at age 55 and enjoyed 93 wonderful years of life exploring his many interests.

As a young man he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and camping with his family at Maidstone Campground in VT. He was a master of all things, especially fine woodworking. He was well known for his axe handles and the art of hanging an axe. He particularly enjoyed collecting tools, antiques of every kind, and Royal Doulton Figurines. John always enjoyed a good game of golf and throwing horseshoes at the Fireman's Field in Deep River.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, October 3, from 5:00 until 7:00 in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Ln., Old Lyme. Burial will be private as per his request. Please visit for photos, tributes, directions and more service information. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the East Haddam Senior Center.