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John S. Bythrow, 76, of Ellington, CT, beloved husband of 56 years to the late Jacqueline (Caldwell) Bythrow, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 at his home. Born in Quincy, MA, the son of the late George and Louise (Keene) Bythrow, he grew up in Quincy and lived in Rhode Island and Weymouth, MA before moving to Ellington 41 years ago. He was a graduate of Boston College High School, Class of 1957. John proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War era. Prior to his retirement, John was employed at StorageTek & Oracle Inc. for many years. He liked to fix and build electronics and computers. John enjoyed camping with his family, watching movies, doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku. He was a loving and devoted grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Lynn Daley and her husband Owen, John Bythrow Jr. and his wife Susan, Patrick Bythrow and his wife Melody, Thomas Bythrow, and Laura Peckham and her husband Rick; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Bob, Dan and Peter Bythrow; a sister, Mary Bythrow and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and friends. He was also predeceased by three brothers, George, Fred and Bill Bythrow, and four sisters, Bea Miller, Martha Byrne, Valerie Ditullio and Jean Ladas. His family will receive friends for calling hours on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12 – 2:30 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon with a funeral service beginning at 2:30 p.m. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and guest book, please visit