John V. Healy of New Port Richey, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 8, 2016. He died peacefully with family at his bedside. Smilin’ Jack, as he was known by his friends, was 88 years young. He was born in the Bronx, New York City and graduated from Cardinal Hayes Catholic High School in 1945 and then served in the Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force.
He married the former Lorraine J. Regan in 1948. He worked for the former Emery Air Freight for 31 years, with global responsibilities as senior vice president and general manager when he left after 31 years. He went on to hold several other executive transportation company positions until he retired to New Port Richey in 1992. His work career moved him about the country often.
John built the family home on Ryders Lane in Wilton in 1973. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton and St. Thomas Aquinas in New Port Richey where he and his beloved Lorraine retired in 1992.