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“"No day shall erase you from the memory of time." Sending healing thoughts and prayers to all. ”
1 of 48 | Posted by: Lesley M - Guilford, CT

“The Sawyer Family, we send you our deepest sympathy. We used work with Becka and she was telling us about that her daddy treat her like a princess...Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: Gladys/ Carol Velez/ Peer - CT

“To Shirley, Patty and the rest of the Sawyer Family, Please except my heartfelt condolences in the passing of John. I loved him as I do the rest of...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Bonnie (Poulin) LaBonte - MA

“I will always remember John as a man you couldn’t help but like as soon as you met him. He always greeted you with a smile that...Read More »
4 of 48 | Posted by: Brian Turner

“John was one of the good guys. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with John and his family. I worked with John and there is no finer...Read More »
5 of 48 | Posted by: Bob Tolomeo (retired Capt CSP)

“When my husband and daughter returned home the other day and informed me that John had passed, I was so saddened. Ironically,that morning, in...Read More »
6 of 48 | Posted by: Jill S - Htfd, CT

“To one of the nicest men i have ever met rest in peace my friend. ”
7 of 48 | Posted by: Thomas Zavisza

“I was very sorry to hear of John's passing, my condolence to his family. It was a pleasure to work with John in the early 2000s in Fire Marshal and...Read More »
8 of 48 | Posted by: Robert Saucier - Port Charlotte, FL

“RIP John it has been awhile since I saw you last but you were never forgotten. Nancy and family I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a great...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: Joann Kasulinous - Chicopee, MA

“My deepest sympathies to the Sawyer Family at the loss of a wonderful, caring and lovable man. John had a heart and soul that will live on forever...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Ann DeRocco - Waterbury, CT

“To the Sawyer Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you all.All my best,John ”
11 of 48 | Posted by: John Messeder - Florence, MA

“My condolences to the Sawyer family with the loss of a great friend. John was loved by all. I will miss his jokes and laughter. He's assisted me in...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Eric Olsen - East Windsor, CT

“Nancy and Family,,, so sorry to hear about the loss of yr brother John. He was such a nice guy!! God only takes the best ! With Deepest Sympathy to...Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“To Patricia and Family, I have no words that will remove your sorrow and pain, please know that John was a friend and a gentleman to all he...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Joseph Russo - CSP Retired

“To Patricia, Bryan, Rebekah and family - no words can fill the void of such a terrible loss. John was a good man. Those who knew him and worked with...Read More »
15 of 48 | Posted by: Cliff Thermer - CSP (Retired)

“To Patty and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of John he was such a wonderful man, I remember meeting him many years ago and I had the...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Kevin Murphy - Holyoke, MA

“Patty & Family,My prayers are with you. ”
17 of 48 | Posted by: Claudia Partyka Alifano - MA

“We are so very sorry. John was a great man and always so friendly. Prayers for all of you in this difficult time.Jon and Annmarie Wilson ”
18 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“John was one of the nicest people that I have ever worked with. He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 48 | Posted by: Janet Ainsworth - Guilford, CT

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sawyer family. John was an honorable man with a kind spirit. I told him about my interests in law enforcement...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Olivier JP - Stamford, CT

“JOHN YOU ARE MY FAVORITE CUSTOMER I WILL MISS ALL THE GREAT TIMES WE SHARED JOKING AROUND YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE OF...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Linda PIAZZA - New Britain, CT

“Patty, Rebekah and Brian and the entire Sawyer Family I worked with John at Troop H and again at HQ when he was assigned to the firemarshalls unit....Read More »
22 of 48 | Posted by: Dispatcher Dottie Souza - CT

“Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here. Fallen but never forgotten! ”
23 of 48 | Posted by: Bryan Nelson

“To John's family and FEIU brothers, I'm sorry for your loss, please find comfort in each other and may God bless you and keep you safe. It was much...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Michael Giantonio

“On behalf of my family may I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of John. He was a delightful young man and I am sure he never changed.Seems...Read More »
25 of 48 | Posted by: Joan Bazluke - Farmville, VA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I met John 5 years ago when I was told I had trouble with my kidneys, John talked me through it and was there for me...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: skip chapman

“John was a great friend and colleague. He was always a welcome addition to help investigate any fire in Lebanon. He will be sorely missed by us all....Read More »
27 of 48 | Posted by: Scott Schuett - Lebanon, CT

“To the Sawyer FamilyWe are very sorry for your loss. John will be missed by so many people. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Audrey & Scott Brookes - Haddam, CT

“To the Sawyer family. I am sorry for your loss. John was an outstanding person as well as a great police officer. Always talking about his family...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: John Urban - Ludlow, MA

“Patty,My deepest condolences on your loss. John is now watching over you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 48 | Posted by: Vivian Moreau - Chicopee, MA

“To the Sawyer Family,May God give you the comfort at this difficult time. He is with the Angles now and no longer in pain. My condolences to the...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere sympathy to the Sawyer Family.May God give you all strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time.With Love: The Berrios Family ”
32 of 48 | Posted by: Berrios - Springfield, MA

“Very sorry for your loss. I came on the job with John in 92. He was a good cop and a fine man. He will be missed. ”
33 of 48 | Posted by: Tom Charette - Chicopee, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Sawyer family. John was such an inspiration to many people and a great man. He will be sorely missed. ”
34 of 48 | Posted by: John Field - Torrington, CT

“What can I say about John Sawyer....when I first met him, our family was going through our own medical issues with John's boss, my brother-in-law,...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Ray & Kelley Rochefort - Dayville, CT

“John was a great friend and mentor. It was a pleasure and honor to know him. I am unable to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs to...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Jo lynn Van Wart - Shelton

“Dear Sawyer family, so very sorry. John was a great man. Our most dearest and warmest condolences ”
37 of 48 | Posted by: Enzo

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
38 of 48 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“So sorry for your loss. John served honorably and was highly regarded by his fellow Connecticut troopers. He had a rock solid reputation and will be...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Eric Murray - Thompson, CT

“Dear Patty and the entire Sawyer family, i am so sorry to read about John. I will always have wonderful memories of our high school days and in the...Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: Mary Kendall Fontaine - Hadley, MA

“RIP Johhny, You will be greatly missed, My deepest sympathies go out to the whole Sawyer family. May they find peace in knowing your suffering and...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Cristy-May Delaney - Chicopee, MA

“One of my dearest and greatest friends.A man and family like no other.The people we don't see as much but are always there.Heaven has a great one.THE...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“to one of best friends and closes cousin you came and did what you were suppose to help people and enjoy life.though you were taken to soon you will...Read More »
43 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Sawyer Family, I am so sorry on your loss, Iwill never forget all the great times with your family, especially our Florida vacation riding...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Paul Lavallee - Chicopee, MA

“Just heard of John's passing. My deepest sympathies to the family. We new him as Johnny our neighbor on Lorraine St when he was a young boy. He...Read More »
45 of 48 | Posted by: Cathy Litwin - Barefoot Bay, FL

“Very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. God Bless You. ”
46 of 48 | Posted by: Scott Duplisea - Willimantic, CT

“In addition to being one of the best fire marshals that I know, he was one of the best people that I know. He was a unique blend of professionalism,...Read More »
47 of 48 | Posted by: Mike Sinsigalli - West Hartfrord, CT

“To the Sawyer family, my condolences and deepest sympathy in your time of loss. May you be blessed by the memories of "Johnny". I grew up with him...Read More »
48 of 48 | Posted by: Colleen Kibbie (Finn) - Holyoke, MA


SAWYER. John M. Sawyer, 55, of Suffield, beloved husband of Patricia L. (Cygan) Sawyer passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 19, 1962 in Chicopee, MA son of Shirley A. (Deslauriers) Sawyer of Chicopee and the late Raymond J. Sawyer. John graduated from Chicopee High School, Class of 1980. John was also an Eagle Scout. John continued his education at Westfield State University where he earned his degree in Criminal Justice. After college, he worked with the University of Massachusetts State Police Mounted Patrol before returning to his hometown of Chicopee where he served as a police officer and was part of their dive team. John advanced his career and became a Trooper with the Connecticut State Police where he served over 20 years, having just retired on April 1. He was assigned to Troop H, Hartford, Troop W Bradley International Airport and for the past 15 years in the Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit as a Detective. John was an Accelerant Detection Canine Handler of canines "Lily" and "Sophie". He was an instructor for the Fire Marshal Pre-Certification Class, the Advanced Fire Investigation School and the Vehicle Fire Investigation School. He was a member and Certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators. He was a member and Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators where he was awarded the Investigator of the Year Award and the Arnold Markle Award for Outstanding Service. John enjoyed woodworking, photography, scuba diving, bicycling, motorcycling, and playing his banjo. Besides his wife Patricia, he is survived by his two children, Bryan J. Sawyer and Rebekah L. Sawyer both of Suffield; two brothers, Raymond J. Sawyer, Jr. of Windsor Locks, Richard P. Sawyer and his wife, Deborah of Chicopee; a sister, Nancy A. Densmore and her husband, David of Chicopee; his nieces and nephews, Jeremy, Jennifer, Christina, Renee, and Brandon; his mother-in-law, Edna Cygan of Chicopee. His family will receive friends Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N. (Rt. 159), Suffield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:00 AM, at St. Stanislaus Basilica, 566 Front Street, Chicopee, MA. Burial will be at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St - I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067, or the Connecticut Advanced Fire Investigation School, c/o CT IAAI, P.O. Box 3094, Vernon, Connecticut 06066.