John T. Lennon, 78, retired Oldsmobile executive

John Lennon
John Lennon

John T. Lennon of Ridgefield, a retired executive with Oldsmobile, died Nov. 8 at Caretel Inns of Linden in Linden, Mich. He was 78 years old and the husband of Pat Lennon.

Mr. Lennon was born in Woburn, Mass., on Feb. 13, 1935, a son of John T. Sr. and Mary G. Lennon, and grew up in Woburn. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt., and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He spent more than 30 years with the Oldsmobile division of General Motors, rising from an assistant car distributor to regional manager of the upper East Coast. He retired in 1997.

A Ridgefielder since 1991, he and his family had previously lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Buffalo, and Danbury.

Mr. Lennon was a member of Ridgefield Men’s Club, the American Legion Post, and St. Mary Church.

For relaxation, he enjoyed sports and reading.

“He loved telling stories,” his wife Pat said. “He was actually quite funny — he had an amazing sense of humor.”

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Valerie Brouillette and her husband Ken of Catalina, Ariz., and their children, Amber and Jack of Bellingham, Wash., and Brittany of Catalina; and a daughter, Cynthia Kent and her husband, Brian, of Fenton, Mich., and their children, Libby and Reagan of Fenton; and a brother, Paul Lennon and his wife, Elaine, of Woburn.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:15 a.m. at St. Mary Church.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.