John Maiorca

July 14, 1943 ~ June 15, 2019 (age 75)

John Maiorca, 75, of Manchester husband of Betty J. “B.J.” (Vennell) Maiorca died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at home. He was born on July 14, 1943 in Manchester son of the late John J. Maiorca Sr. and Margaret (McCaughey) Maiorca. John was raised in Manchester, attended local schools and was a graduate of Manchester High School. As a youngster he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War as a Crew Chief aboard a Cobra helicopter in the Mekong Delta. John worked for Chandler Evans for over 35 years in Inspection and Supervision, and more recently for First Security at the Cigna Corporation. He was a dedicated and focused employee, but John always enjoyed all aspects of his life. He worked to live, he did not live to work. In his early years, John played softball and he was an avid sportsman throughout his life. He enjoyed ten pin and Duckpin bowling, playing golf, and he loved to read and watch movies. In addition to his wife B.J., he leaves his daughter Michelle Maiorca and her fiancé James Tyler of Manchester, his sister Betty Jay Maiorca also all of Manchester and several cousins. Calling hours will be held at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St. in Manchester on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5-7 pm. A graveside service with words of remembrance and Military Honors will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10 am in Section R-Westminster of East Cemetery, Manchester. A gathering for family and friends will follow at the British-American Club, 73 Maple St. in Manchester from 12-4 pm. Please join the family to celebrate and remember John’s life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Cat Connection PO. Box 954, Windsor, CT 06095 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence please visit

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