Obituary, John T. (Jack) Whitehead, long-time Darien resident, town employee
John T. (Jack) Whitehead, a life-long resident of Darien, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Norwalk Hospital. Born on March 21, 1952 in Stamford, he was the son of the late James T. and Mary Catherine Callahan Whitehead. He was 64.
Mr. Whitehead graduated from Stamford Catholic High School in Stamford. He received an A.S. degree from Norwalk Community College, Norwalk; a B.S. degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and attended the Master’s Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Mr. Whitehead was a long-time employee of the Town of Darien and was also a Special Police Officer with the Town of Darien Police Department from 1988 to 1996. He was active in the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees and the Greater Norwalk Credit Union. He was also a member of the Darien Representative Town Meeting and the Republican Town Committee.
One of the things Mr. Whitehead was most proud of was the work he did in rebuilding the gazebo at Cherry Lawn Park. It allowed him to demonstrate his creativity and craftsmanship and showed just how much he valued his community in an enduring way.
Mr. Whitehead is survived by a sister, Mary K. Whitehead and a brother, James J. Whitehead. He is also survived by two nephews, a niece, four grandnieces and nephews and several cousins. Also surviving is a close friend, Megan Lambert.
The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R. C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Fund of Darien, 30 Old King’s Highway, South, Darien, CT 06820. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com