Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of John Lewis Yannes Sr.
John Lewis Yannes Sr., age 89, of Seymour, beloved husband of the late Mary Ann VanTassel Yannes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side. Born on April 25, 1934 in Hazelton, PA, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary Enama Yannes. A Master Machinist, John worked with precision sheet metal, helping design and make many different things over his career.
He was an avid New York Mets fan, enjoyed a good round of golf and this time of year could always be found tending to his wonderful blueberry bushes.
John was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The unconditional love he gave and the values that he taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his six loving children, John L. Yannes Jr. and his wife Ruthann, Judy Von Ehr and her husband William, Roy Yannes and his wife Patricia, Regina Fitzgerald and her husband Roy, Mary Paben and her husband Gerald and Michael Yannes and his wife Shannon, 18 cherished grandchildren, 19 adored great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Annette Christian, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his six siblings.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Edith Morales, for her dedicated and professional care and love shown to both John and his wife Mary Ann in their time of need.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 19, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport. Interment will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery of Easton. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd. Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, www.toysfortots.org or Make-A-Wish Foundation, www.wish.org/ct. To leave an online condolence please visit www.abriola.com.