- John’s funeral has been rescheduled to Friday January 5, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 am
Rogers – John A. Preston, Sr., 70, of Boys Avenue, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Hartford Hospital surrounded by his family that he so dearly loved. Born in Attawaugan, CT he was the son of the late Kenneth and Ethel (Mason) Preston.
Mr. Preston worked as a baker for Superior Baker. After working all day, he loved spending his time with his “buddies” at Chase Garage in Wilsonville, CT. He enjoyed working on old cars, listening to Elvis music as well as watching his movies. John had a disabling accident at a young age. However, that never stopped him from living his life to its fullest potential. Despite his disability, he never let anything stop him, or get in his way. He went on to live a full, hardworking life despite his early, bleak projected prognosis. Above all, it was his children he cherished the most, his pride and joy and who he worked so hard for. It was apparent to all, that he consistently and unfailingly made sure that his children always came first, loving them unconditionally.
John was survived by his son, John A. Preston, Jr. of Rogers; his daughters, Erica Preston of Woodstock, and Catrina Preston of Indiana; his brother, Elmer Preston of Thompson; and his seven grandchildren, Ethan Preston, Natalie Preston, Calvin Brown, Kenny Brown, Tyler Gabbard, Emma Gabbard, and Eli Gabbard; and his best friend, Jerry Moulton. He was predeceased by his brothers, the late Morris, Richard, Raymond, Alfred, and Harry Preston.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A gathering will follow at the Albert J. Breault VFW Post #1523, Providence St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.