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“My condolences to the family. I will always remember John as one of the "big kids" (Hugh Brigham, John Lawson, Ned Bush, John Avery) as I am sure he...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Lawson-Scully

“Our sympathies to the family. I knew John from South Congregational Church years ago. I loved going down to the general store so much, John gave me...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Barry Gladden

“The red Mustang with the Red Sox logos touring around town and the big smile splashed across Chick's face! What's not to like about his Granby........Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ned Kupruck - St. Augustine, FL

“May your family know he is at peace now. Mr. Avery (Chick) was a very sweet man. Never without a smile and word of encouragement. My children had...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon Ribaudo - Sarasota, FL

“Was saddened to read of Chick's passing - he was so much a part of Granby for so long. Had him for a bus driver many a time, visited the General...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Freese GMHS '67 - PA

“Sympathy from the Cotton family and prayers for all of you, thanksgiving for John\'s friendship with Helenmary. Jane ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rev. Jane E. Wilson


John Paul Avery, 80, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at his home. Born in Westfield, MA to the late W. Kenneth and Hazel (Helm) Avery he was a lifelong resident of Granby. John graduated Simsbury High School in 1954 and attended Nichols College. He ran the family store, Avery's General Store in Granby from 1970-1986 and was a past member of the Lost Acres Volunteer Fire Dept and the Granby Republican Town Committee. John was very proud to serve on the campaign to elect Ronald Reagan as President in 1980 and was an avid Red Sox fan, especially his favorite player Ted Williams. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. John is survived by his twin sister Johanne Scott and her husband William of Granby; his brother W. Kenneth Avery, Jr of Canton; his cousin Peter and Joan Avery of Granby; his brother-in-law Thomas H. Smith of Virginia, and many loving nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his dear sister Janet Avery Smith and dear brother W. Preston Avery. A funeral service officiated by Pastor James Montoro will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 23 at the Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St Granby followed by burial in Granby Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Monday, February 22 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 or Vitas Hospice, 682 Hebron Ave Building 2 Suite 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033.