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John Oliver

March 23, 1952 ~ June 30, 2022 (age 70)


It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of John Oliver, age 70, who died unexpectedly at his home on June 30, 2022 in Plainville, CT. John was born on March 23, 1952 in Bristol, CT. He attended Bristol schools and went on to work at Torrington Supply for several years.


John and his friend, Geri Giggey, hitch hiked throughout the country with Geri’s dog, Pate, (Husky/German Shepard mix). The adventures they shared were incredible. They even ended up living in Texas for a while. During this time, they developed a friendship which lasted his entire life. John was an avid Red Sox and New York Jets fan. He also enjoyed going to concerts. He liked growing and caring for plants.


John was predeceased by his father Peter and mother Catherine (Witowski), his sisters Carol, June (Arpin), and Patricia (Proctor). He is survived by his sister Gloria Oliver and her husband Peter Kaplenski, his brother Gordon, his half-brother Edward Michalczyk of Georgia, his dear friend Geri Giggey of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.


John had a big heart. He was a great brother, a good uncle, a great son, and a heartfelt friend to Geri Giggey. He took care of his mother until she passed away which left him broken hearted.


There are no services for John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Main Street Community Foundation Women and Girls Fund:


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