John Allen Lofquist, 59, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2016 at the VA Hospital in West Haven. John was born in New Britain on August 15, 1957, son of the late Hewitt and Doris (Greenier) Lofquist. John spent years in the Army, after which he was honorably discharged. He often recalled his time spent in Europe while in the military. Utilizing his military skills, he worked as a tactical arms officer in the security field. John also volunteered at both the West Haven and Newington VA facilities.
He was an avid outdoorsman, spending as much time fishing with his son-in law as possible. He also enjoyed kayaking and discussing wartime history. He was an active member at Bristol Fish & Game, as well as the VFW in Wolcott, CT.
John is survived by his daughter and son in law, MaryJeanne and Justin Chichester of Southington as well as sisters, Arline Anderson of FL, Marsha Badal and her husband John Badal Jr. of Burlington, and a brother William Claffey of Plainville. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother-in law Robert Anderson.
He will be missed and was loved by many, including his grandpup, Karma, with whom he shared a special bond.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6PM on Friday November 25, 2016 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home 211 N. Main St. in Southington. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.