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John J. Scanlon Jr. BROWNSVILLE, Vt. — John J. Scanlon Jr., age 81, of Brownsville, Vermont, died Nov. 8, 2021, after a period of failing health. John was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Queens, New York, to parents John Sr. and Irene (Carey) Scanlon. He spent his early years in Far Rockaway, New York, before his family relocated to Denville, New Jersey. He graduated from Bayley Ellard High School (Class of 1957) and Seton Hall University (Class of 1961). He also lived in Rockaway and Green Township, New Jersey, and Quechee, Vermont. He is survived by daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Matthew Meagher; grandchildren, Rachel and her husband, Daniel Wierzbicki, Brian and his wife, Ashleigh (Downing), Jacob, Benjamin and Caleb Meagher; and great-grandson, Camden Wierzbicki. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Catherine Scanlon; sisters, Mary Costic and Ann Campbell; sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Patrick Vaughan; sister-in-law Eleanor and her husband, Russell Hollister; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Catherine “Kathie” (Bald) Scanlon, in 1995; his second wife, Beatrice “Bea” Ericson, in 2003; and brothers-in-law, Andrew Costic Sr. and Francis Campbell Sr. He spent his career in the insurance industry, retiring from Allstate in 1996. An avid skier, he was proud to be recognized as a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol in recent years. He enjoyed skiing, golf and attending many Windsor sporting events to cheer on his grandchildren and their friends. His family would like to thank the nurses, therapists and caregivers with Visiting Nurses of Vermont and New Hampshire for his care and support during the last year. Memorial donations may be made to Windsor High School Athletics, 19 Ascutney St., Windsor, VT 05089; Ascutney Outdoors (ascutneyoutdoors.org); Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society (lucymac.org); or a charity of your choice. Services will be announced at a future date.

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