John C. Schlaefer, 79, of Willington, beloved husband of Ann-Marie (Silva) Schlaefer, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home. He was born June 28, 1940 in Rockville to the late Clarence and Margaret (Bowler) Schlaefer. He is pre-deceased by his brother, Francis W Schlaefer of Pennsylvania. He proudly served in the US Army Reserve. He and his wife were the owners of Schlaefer Construction Company of Bolton from 1966 until their retirement in 2017. He sponsored a Schlaefer Construction Men’s Softball Team. He was involved in community interests over the years, such as Past President of the Bolton Lions Club. He enjoyed snow and water skiing, had a passion for history and enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. Besides his wife he is survived by his son, David Schlaefer of Ashford and his longtime partner Scott; his daughter, Janet Burgess of Willington and her husband Jim; his granddaughter Amanda and his sister, Jane Morrell of Florida. Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 4 – 6 pm at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd, Tolland. A Memorial service will take place at 6:00 pm. For online condolences please visit pietrasfuneralhome.com
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