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John Manouse

Former Callicoon resident

Posted 7/27/21

John Manouse, 60, of Woodbury, CT, left this Earth on May 22, 2021 with his partner, family and friends by his side.

John was raised on his family’s dairy farm in the Beechwoods section of …

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John Manouse

Former Callicoon resident

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John Manouse, 60, of Woodbury, CT, left this Earth on May 22, 2021 with his partner, family and friends by his side.

John was raised on his family’s dairy farm in the Beechwoods section of the hamlet of Callicoon, NY, before moving to New Milford, CT in 1971, where he attended public school and graduated in 1979.

He was active in sports, playing football, hockey and skiing, and also enjoyed the arts, following Nascar Racing and photography. John was a volunteer with the Bridgewater Fire Department for a number of years. He attended college for a short time but then decided on a career in carpentry where his dedication and attention to detail aided in him becoming a Master Craftsman in woodworking. John worked as a carpenter for many years, and was also an estate/property manager. John was always expanding his interests and fund of knowledge, investing in stocks, and had completed web design as well as most recently, a course in computer coding.

John was a lover of nature and an outdoor enthusiast. As an adult he enjoyed rock climbing, hiking, skiing, bicycling, riding his motorcycle, kayaking, skydiving, gardening, birding and most recently golfing. He also taught himself to play guitar. He was a kind, compassionate and loyal man. He loved spending time with his family and friends, as well as his pet companions. His infectious smile would illuminate a room, and people felt at ease in his presence. John’s desire to help out those in need was unsurpassed. He would always be available to lend a hand for a project, or a shoulder to lean on. He was loved by many and a good friend to all that new him.   

John is survived by his partner Beverly, of Woodbury, CT, his siblings Chris and partner, Kim, of Naugatuck, CT, Todd of  Yuba City, CA, Robert and wife Jennifer of New Milford, CT and his niece and five nephews Mary, Bradley, Christian, Aaron, Jack and Brady,  as well as his dogs Darla and Gunnie and cats Roscoe and Laszlo. He left us too soon and is dearly missed by all.

A celebration of John’s Life was held on Saturday, July 24, at the Bridgewater Fire Department.

Donations may be made in John’s name to bigfluffydogs.com or the Bridgewater Fire Department, PO BOX 9, Bridgewater, CT 06752.

To leave an online condolence visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.

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