John Wayne Lee, 61, of Southington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. John was the beloved husband of Laurie A. (Vesci) Lee for 26 years. He was born on Dec. 2, 1959, in Meriden, a son of the late Donald W. Lee and Eleanor Roberta Baptie Thomas of South Windsor.
John was a mason for many years. When he was able, he enjoyed spending time outdoors snowmobiling and riding ATVs and spending time in upstate New York on the Great Sacandaga Lake. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed playing around with his four legged companions.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Laurie, sons Robert John (RJ) Lee of Enfield, Jason David Lee of Fla., his mother Eleanor Thomas and her husband Bob of South Windsor, siblings Donald Lee Jr. and his wife Pam of Southington, Jeffrey Lee and his wife Kim of Southington, Lori Lee and her wife April of Glastonbury, Linda Lee of South Windsor, Amanda LaRusso of Amesbury, Mass., sister-in-law Linda Martin and her husband Don of Plantsville, brother-in-law Bob Vesci and his wife Theresa of Idyllwild, Calif, several nieces and nephews and many friends he met in his journey through life.
In addition to his father, John is predeceased by his brother Ronald Lee.
The family would like to give thanks to the Hospital for Special Care and Constellation Hospice for the care and support that was provided to John.
Masks are mandatory for unvaccinated guests and are encouraged for all attendees. Donations can be made in John’s memory to: The ALS Association CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4, Milford, CT 06460.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m., at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit