John worked for 35 years for the Labor Department at both the State and Federal level, retiring as the Unemployment Insurance Director for the State of Connecticut. John has a BA in Urban Studies/Geography from Saint Anselm College and a JD from Western New England University School of Law.
The father of three children, he was active in the Durham, CT community as his children grew including serving for several years as Treasurer for the Parent/Teachers Association.
With Janet Rooney, his wife of 35 years, he currently lives in Heritage Village, Southbury, CT., serves on the condo board there and works part-time for the US Department of Agriculture.
Luke, John and Janet’s oldest son, died September 5, 2015 at the age of 28 from the disease of addiction.