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John L. Illes

August 17, 1932 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 85)
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Naugatuck-John L. Illes, age 85, beloved husband of Irene (Mitchell) Illes, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 19, 2017.


John was born in Naugatuck, CT on August 17, 1932, son of the late John J. and Helen (Illes) Illes.  A lifetime Naugatuck resident, he retired from Bristol Babcock after 32 years of service.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army 102nd Infantry Regiment during the Korean Conflict.  John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1946 in Naugatuck, and he enjoyed his family, parties, and socializing with his friends.


Besides his wife of 36 years, he is survived by his children, Peter Huculak, III and his wife Winsome,  David Huculak and his companion Dana Anders, Kathleen LaGrave and her husband Steven, Dawn Marchant, and Mary Taylor and her companion Nicholas Zawacki, all of Naugatuck; his 18 grandchildren; his seven great grandchildren; and two nieces.  John was predeceased by his brother Andrew Illes.


Funeral services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in John’s name, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675

 Service Information

All services are private.

Burial Private

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