John W. Hearn 11 JAN 1927 - 20 OCT 2018
Known as “Jack”, Mr. Hearn was born in Brooklyn, NY to Helen Breaker Hearn and Cornelius Hearn Jr. as the youngest of four children. Mr. Hearn died peacefully at his home in Southbury, CT.
He was pre-deceased by his three siblings, Helen Hearn Jones, Elizabeth Hearn Brautigam and Cornelius Hearn III.
Mr. Hearn is survived by his wife, Joan Rudin Hearn of Southbury, his three children, John W. Hearn Jr. of Northford, CT, Barbara Allen-Lyall of Norwalk, CT and Ann Hearn Ziluck of Newtown, CT, as well as two grandsons, Richard Hearn Allen of Arlington, MA and Michael Hearn Ziluck of Ames, IA.
His life-long joy was spending time at the 1910 Hearn family summer home in New Suffolk.
Jack attended school in Brooklyn, served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman, and attended Yale University in New Haven, CT after completing his military service.
Mr. Hearn worked as a packaging engineer in Western New York, where he met his future wife, Joan. They married in June, 1950, and celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary earlier this year.
In 1963, he moved the family to Stamford, CT, joining his brother Cornelius III in expanding and franchising the family business of specialty cheese and gourmet food shops. The original store opened in 1860 on Fulton Street in Manhattan. Six generations of the Hearn family contributed to its success.
Jack retired in 1986, and with his wife Joan, relocated to their dream location, Cutchogue, on Long Island’s North Fork.
For more than 20 of their happiest years, they enjoyed travel, golf, community service and the warm fellowship of their dozens of friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Church of the Epiphany, 262 Main St N., Southbury, Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.