2011-11-17 / Obituaries


John F. Werner of Brewster, NY, died Monday November 7, 2011 in Danbury, CT at the age of 88.

Mr. Werner was born October 21, 1923 in Hicksville, NY, son of the late John and Jean (Mollitor) Werner. He graduated from St. John’s Prep School in Brooklyn then served with the Air Force from Feb. 1943 to Feb. of 1946. On January 22, 1949 he married Mary Quinlivan at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park, Queens. He moved to Brewster, NY, forty two years ago and became a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church where he was a lector for over twenty five years. Mr. Werner was a New York City Fire Fighter working on Ladder 28 in Harlem before retiring in February of 1976 after a twenty three year career.

Besides his wife Mary, Mr. Werner is survived by his daughter’s Maureen Patterson of Brewster, NY, Patricia Sullivan of Poughquage, NY, Elizabeth Werner-Young of New Milford, CT, two brothers, Lawrence Werner of Clearwater, FL, Rev. George Werner SMM of Bay Shore, NY, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son John F. Werner III in Dec. of 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday November 11, 2011, 11 AM at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment will be private. Calling hours were Thur. Nov. 10, 2011, at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, from 2-4 and 7-9PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Werner’s memory may be made to the Montfort Missionaries, 26 South Saxon Ave., Bay Shore, NY 11706.

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