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Official Obituary of

John Francis Lunny

January 21, 1941 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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John Francis Lunny, Jr., 83, departed this life on March 19, 2024 at Midstate Medical Center after a valiant battle with cancer.  At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his loving family.  John was the husband of Brenda J. (Rice) Lunny for 52 years.  Born in New Haven, CT on January 21, 1941, he was the son of the late John F. & Ruth M. (McKinnion) Lunny Sr. 

John had a sixth year college degree and attended SCSU and Fairfield University.  He was a teacher in North Branford and then in Wallingford, where he retired from Dag Hammarskjold Middle School.  Among John's many activities, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and went on several fishing trips to Montana.  He also loved hiking in Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire with his wife and the Mattingly's.  John enjoyed skiing in Vermont, playing basketball and softball and he was also an avid reader, often reading and reciting poetry. In addition to all of this, John was gifted artistically and often made signs and pictures for friends and family.  John spent most mornings with friends at his favorite place, the Wallingford Rod & Gun Club.  His sense of humor and quick wit were appreciated by many.  

Besides his loving wife Brenda, John is survived by his daughter, Maura Cautela (Sal) and his grandson, Sean Cautela.  He is also survived by his brother James Lunny and his sister Ruth Rizzo (Sal).  In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his son Neil Lunny and his sister-in-law, Anne Lunny.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm Street, Wallingford.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation prior to the service on Wednesday from 10:00 AM  to 12:00 PM.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to the 'Cystic Fibrosis Foundation' at P.O. Box 97372, Washington, DC 20090-7372 or to the 'Make a Wish Foundation', 56 Commerce Dr., Trumbull, CT 06611.  To leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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March 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm St.
Wallingford, CT 06492

Memorial Service
March 27, 2024

12:00 PM
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm St.
Wallingford, CT 06492


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