John Pannell
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Obituary of John Pannell

John Francis Pannell, age 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday  November 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Filosa in Danbury.  He was born November 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Margaret Schmidt Pannell.  He leaves behind his beautiful bride of 70 years, Florence Pannell.

John proudly served his country in the Navy on the USS Cavallaro in the Pacific.  John was very artistic and loved to paint. John had a generous soul.  He loved to laugh and make others laugh, too. He was often the life of the party and always had a great story to tell.  He loved to travel and shared that love with his children on many trips to Europe.

In addition to his wife, Florence, John will be sadly missed by his children: Jeanne Daniels of NY, John Pannell and his wife Eileen of PA, Judith Behl of FL, Joyce DeMoore of NY, Jane Pannell of CA, Margaret Bonacci and her husband, Dominic of New Fairfield and James Pannell and his wife, Jodi of New Fairfield; 19 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his daughter Joan Pannell, grandson Kevin Pannell, a great granddaughter, Rene Olan and his brothers: Edward, Charles and Gerald Pannell.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St. Danbury with a prayer service at 6:30pm.  Burial with Military Honors will take place on Tuesday November 28th in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

In loving memory of John, please consider making a charitable contribution to Disabled Veterans of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or any other charity benefitting children. 

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