John A. Niland
John A. Niland 91, husband of the late Elaine Schmidt Niland passed peacefully at Regional Hospice in Danbury after a brief illness on Wednesday December 18, 2019. He was born February 15, 1928 in Danbury to the late John and Anne McCarthy Niland.
He was a long-time parishioner of St Gregory The Great in Danbury and later attended St Teresa of Avila in Woodbury where he resided with his son and daughter in law.
John was a United States Army Veteran serving in the post World War II era.
He was a 40 year employee of the Barden Corporation and after retirement enjoyed driving part time for Enterprise Rental Car in the Danbury area for many years.
He greatly enjoyed his family, many close friends and the staff at his favorite restaurants in Woodbury. John was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the UConn Huskies basketball teams.
He leaves behind two sons David J. (MaryAnn) of Fort Mill SC, and Paul A. (Debra) of Woodbury CT. He is also survived by three grandsons, Charles J Niland (Melissa) of Warrenton VA, John Niland (Morgan) of Norwalk CT and Ryan Niland (Gabrielle Cellante) of New York, NY. He is also survived by one Great Grand Son Edward John, EJ of Warrenton VA, and his brother in law Stuart Terrill. John was predeceased by his two sisters Anne Niland and Janet Terrill.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00am at St Gregory the Great Church in Danbury CT, 85 Great Plain Rd, Danbury CT. Burial will follow at St Peters Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to the Development Fund for Regional Hospice Danbury, 30 Milestone Rd, Danbury CT, 06810.
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