John Felton

John F. Felton

Apr 17, 1931 - Jan 18, 2020
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John F. Felton, of Montrose, NY, formerly of Somers, NY, died peacefully on January 18, 2020 at The NYS Veterans Home at Montrose. He was 88 years old.
Born on April 17, 1931 in New York City, NY, son of the late Harold and Catherine (O’Brien) Felton. He graduated from Harem High School in Bronx, NY, went to Bowling Green State University in Ohio on a swimming scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree in 1953. Following graduation, he honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed throughout Europe with his lifelong friend, Don DeVaughn in counter intelligence. After being discharged he earned a law degree from St. John’s University.
On October 10th, 1959 he married the love of his life Betty Ann Gill in Brooklyn, NY. Betty predeceased John on October 6, 1988.
John was an Attorney at Law with his own practice in Manhattan, NY for many years before retiring. He was a voracious reader of all things history, but in particular, WWII and the Civil War. He was a great conversationalist and storyteller, keeper of arcane facts, but mostly a listener who was interested in what you had to say. His grandchildren meant the world to him. He loved to attend their sporting events and spend time regaling them with his stories. He was so proud to be able to attend some of his grandchildrens' college graduations. John also had a soft spot for animals, especially Gizmo and Jerry, the family dogs and the many he had over his life.
Mr. Felton is survived by his loving children; Laura Brooks and her husband Tom of Needham, MA, Brian Felton and his wife Debra of Brewster, NY, Craig Felton and his wife Barbara of Poughkeepsie, NY and Lisa Walsh and her husband Edward of Mahopac, NY, his 8 grandchildren; Tommy & Emily Brooks, Michael & Jessica Felton, Catherine, Elizabeth, Barbara & Gabrielle Felton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 10am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Internment will follow the next day at Calverton National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 4pm-7pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY.
In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of John may be made to the Putnam Humane Society, P.O. Box 297 Carmel, NY 10512
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday January 21, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday January 21, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Wednesday January 22, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday January 22, 2020 10:00am
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Interment

    Calverton National Cemetery
    210 Princeton Blvd
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Donations are being accepted for: PUTNAM COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INC.


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Alison and Matt Borrelli

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John & Liz Pearce and family

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May you find peace and comfort knowing that your father had such an influence on so many lives! Peace, prayers and blessings.
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Dorren Casey

Posted at 06:05pm
The Casey’s will all miss Grandpa Felton. Many happy times shared at our parties! Great memories of John, Kringle and Larry. You are a gem! Love, Dorren, Dennis, Kerry and Brian

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To the Felton Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil and Suzanne Connolly
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