John J. Haney

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:51


John J. Haney, 85, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

He was born on May 16, 1932 in Bristol, a son of the late George and Ann E. (Lynch) Haney.

John, a loving father and family man, served our county in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mississippi. He retired from Superior Electric and in his later years enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the art of poetry and writing.

He is survived by his son, James Haney of Bristol; daughters, Diana Prosser and close friend, Robert McConnell, of Bristol, Cheryl Pistilli and her husband, Joseph, of Bristol, Colleen Haney of Bristol; grandchildren, Tonya Crownshaw of Bristol, Crystal Prosser and her husband, Jason, of Bristol, Jessica Pulaski and her husband, Brian, of Middletown, and Melissa Pistilli of Bristol; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his brother, George Haney, and former wife, Vernita Haney.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/Forestville from 9 until 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at or mailed to 200 Executive Blvd S #4b Southington, CT 06489.

To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit John’s memorial webpage at .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:51. Updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:53.