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“My condolences to the entire Cosgrove family. I have been friends with John for 30 years. I first met him when he was a broker at Guy Carpenter...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Podel - Freehold, NJ

“I remember our first meeting on John Street in NY and discussing our move to Hartford. We laughed about the long commutes we were going to have! A...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Threlfall - Longmeadow, MA

“Beautiful words for a beautiful man. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kasia Abramski-Fabi

“Our condolences to the Cosgrove family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.BrightStar Care of HartfordTeam of caregivers, nurses...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Heidi E. Huhn Partain - CT

“John was a great family man and a good friend. I will miss our weekly discussion.He has fought the fight and won the race.The final goal is eternal...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Cosgrove family,The death of a loved one is the most difficult time in our life, yet not even one sparrow falls to the ground without our...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ms. Elaine


7 of 10 | Posted by: Phil Lombardo - Manchester, CT

“John was a wonderful guy and a great friend. He will be missed...GBNF. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Lubetkin - Mission Viejo, CA

“My deepest sympathy to the family of John;he was a dear fiend and a real gentleman.Our times together in the world of insurance will never be...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Boornazian - Glastonbury, CT

“I worked in the same office with John at Guy Carpenter in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a lovely and generous man. I am sorry to hear of his passing. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Keen - Rose Valley, PA


John C. Cosgrove, 75, of Granby, formerly of West Hartford, beloved husband of 47 years of Judith (Anderson) Cosgrove, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late John N. and Ann (Frederickson) Cosgrove, he served his country proudly with the US Marine Corps and was a graduate of Pace University in New York. John worked as an underwriter for Juniper Reinsurance and enjoyed playing golf and spending time on the beach. He was a generous and kind man who leaves a family filled with love and beautiful memories. John leaves a legacy of kindness. He could truly be called a good man. Besides his loving wife Judith he is survived by his son David Cosgrove and his wife Kimberly of Tariffville; his daughter Leonora Wagar and her husband Barry of Collinsville; his sister Christine Jill Esser and her husband Ronald of Florida; his grandchildren Ian and Sarah Cosgrove and Charlotte and John Wagar; his nephews Michael Signorelli, Brian Tober and Kevin Tober; and his niece Linnea Murphy. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Mary Ellen Signorelli. John's family would like to extend a special thank you to his doctors, nurses and aides for their kindness and professionalism. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 10 at the Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St Granby. Burial be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in John's name to McLean Home and Hospice, 75 Great Pond Rd Simsbury, CT 06070 or a charity of your choice.

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