John “Jack” W. Hitchcock, 85, of Enfield passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019. Lovingly known as “the Hammer,” he was married to his beloved wife, Shirley (Denton) Hitchcock for almost 65 years.Born in Hartford, CT on November 16, 1933, he was the son of the late John P. Hitchcock and Alice E. (Andersen) Hitchcock. He was an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. Jack worked for Hamilton Standard for several years before changing careers and working at ABF Freight. In his retired days, he enjoyed working and playing golf at Cedar Knob. He was lucky enough to have 2 “hole-in-one’s” and the hill on hole 18 was often referred to as “Hammer’s Hill.”
A devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed by many family and friends. Besides his wife Shirley, he leaves 5 loving daughters, Cheryl Cyranowski of Maine, Cynthia Manzi and her husband Tim of Rhode Island, Deborah Montano, Kathy Cassista and her husband Steve, and Joanne Hitchcock, all of Enfield; 8 grandchildren, Justin & Pam Toole, Melissa& Tommy Papa, Christina & Ryan Martin, Jennifer & Matt Brodie, Tommy & Amber Cyranowski, Mandy& Matt Nickerson, Jonathan Dubois, and Breanna Gaioni; and 6 great-grandchildren, Austin, Madison, Brody, Isabella, Giuliana, and Sophia.John was predeceased by his grandson, Jason E. Hinkel; his brother Thomas Hitchcock; and his sister Elaine Canello.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10am-12pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield followed by a brief service at 12pm at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and aids that assisted Jack in his final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project (support.woundedwarriorproject.org).To leave an online condolence, please visit www.leetestevens.com.