John Havrilla Obituary

John T Havrilla
John T Havrilla

June 22, 1923 - November 19, 2019
Born in Niantic, CT
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Waterford - John Thomas Havrilla, 96 years old, passed away on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at his residence in Waterford.

He was born on June 22, 1923 in Niantic, the son of the late Thomas and Veronica Havrilla.

A graduate of Chapman Tech, John served honorably in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed for 44 years as a tool designer at Electric Boat in Groton, CT.

He is survived by his two daughters; Donna Havrilla and her husband Robert Chiasson of Waterford, and Susan Havrilla and her fiance Martin Jacobson of Naples, Florida; two sisters, Helen Secora of Hollywood, Florida, and Margaret Roggero of Waterford; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Alex Clippinger. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes Theresa Havrilla.

John took great pride in hard work whether it be in his professional or family life. He liked nothing better than to be outside working in his yard and he also spent many years as a carpenter outside of his job at Electric Boat. He was a pro at fixing anything.

The family would like to thank the Visting Angels for their special care during the past year, especially Taylor, as well as Lawrence from Vitas Hospice, who was also a sincerely compassionate and caring angel and special thank you to Dr. Michael Feltes; and to Lori from Attrinity, who became a true friend and a special part of our lives and will remain in our hearts.

The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic, assisted the family with the private funeral arrangements.

Donations in his memory can be made to Wounded Warriors or the Connecticut Humane Society.
Online condolences may be shared with John’s family at





Home    |    Request More Info    |

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home: 12 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT 06320 • 860-443-1871

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home: 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT 06357 • 860-739-6112

© Copyright  2010-2020 Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Homes  and FuneralNet & TA
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Homes
Home | Request More Info | Call Anytime: 860-443-1871
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A life well lived is worth remembering.