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John D. Philbin (Jack)


Published May 09, 2019

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John D. Philbin (Jack) of Westbrook passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 3. He was born on May 2, 1939, in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of John G. Philbin and Alice Merrifield Philbin. He was the widower of Andrea Philbin.

Jack grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and moved to Enfield in high school. After graduating, Jack served in the US Air Force as an aircraft electrician. After that, he worked for many years in the banking industry. Jack ultimately settled in Westbrook, where he became active in public service; he served as the chairman of the Republican Town Committee, was the clerk of the Banking Committee of the General Assembly, and served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Institute of Municipal Studies. He retired from the State of Connecticut, having worked for the DEP and the Board of Education and Services for the Blind. Favorite pastimes throughout his life included playing tennis, skiing, golfing, reading, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Jack is survived by his children John D. Philbin, Jr., of Meriden and Jacqueline Masterson and her husband Tom of Apex, North Carolina; siblings Kathryn Landry of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and William Philbin of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren Timothy John, Tekoda and Brody Philbin, and Megan and Daniel Masterson; and a special great-niece, Kelly Melton, along with other cherished nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his mother, father, and a brother, Kevin Philbin.

Calling hours were held on May 7 at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. A Mass of Christian burial was held on May 8 in St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 222 McVeagh Rd., Westbrook. Burial followed in Cypress Cemetery, Westbrook.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project online at, by phone at 855-448-3997, or by mail at Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

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