1967 – 2011
Plainfield – John Carter Whitney, (John Alvord), 43, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at his home. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Samuel Alvord of Putnam, and Jeanne (Labossiere) Robidas of Plainfield.
Mr. Whitney graduated from Marianapolis Preparatory School in 1985 and Albertus Magnus College in 1989. He worked as a publisher relations manager for the LPC Group in Milford, CT. Those closest to John will fondly remember him for his humor, his love of travel, and his adoration of his nephew and niece. He graciously volunteered for Hospice of Northeast CT.
In addition to his parents, John is survived by his sister, Colleen (Alvord) Godino and her husband Michael of Storrs, his nephew, Michael Bertrand, his niece, Morgan Krajniak, his maternal grandmother, Jeannette Labossiere of Canterbury and his aunt, Carol Labossiere of Canterbury; three half-brothers, two half-sisters, three step brothers and one step sister.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Thursday, December 8, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the John Carter Whitney Scholarship Fund, c/o the UConn Foundation, Inc., 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269-3206.