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RIP Former SNET Engineer and former CUTW Local President Cudgma, John J.


"Jack" John J. "Jack" Cudgma of Branford died Saturday, November 10, 2018. He was the beloved husband to Carol Bunnell "Bunny" Cudgma for nearly 60 years. Jack was born in New Haven, September 13, 1937 son of the late John and Agnes Sinkievich Cudgma. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a torpedoman 2nd Class. Jack worked for SNET for 30 years, retiring in 1993 as a Plant Engineer. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford. Jack was an avid camper, baseball coach, and a former member of the Ancient Mariners Fife and Drum Corps. He was always there to offer advice on a subject when asked but would never force his opinions upon anyone. He especially loved his family and spending time with them at home, or at his second home, his camper. Besides his wife, Jack is survived by his sons, John, Steven and Kevin (Renee) Cudgma, all of Branford and Keith (Melissa) Cudgma of Sturbridge, MA; his grandchildren, Rebecca, John (Kristina), Matthew (Revanna), Adam (Nicole), Andrew, Jacob, Lauren, Sarah, Garrett and Samuel Cudgma; his great-grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan, Nathan and Gabrielle Cudgma; his sisters, Joan Yasevac and Ann Devlin both of Branford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Tony Esposito and John (Tibby) and Linda Bunnell; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Anthony "Buddy" Cudgma.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10:00 at St. Mary Church (please meet directly at church). Entombment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. For directions and online memorial see