John Spaulding aka Uncle Johnny, John-boy and Hammer, left us on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. For anyone who knew him, John was a gift in their lives. His sister put it best when she said “he was the best of all of us”…and if you knew Johnny, you knew that too. A sweet soul, Johnny loved his family above all. Johnny was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, chop wood and walk in the woods. He was a collector of treasures and was always finding little gifts for everyone he loved, including a special heart shaped stone that he recently gave to his mother for her garden. He was a hard-worker and a good friend to all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. Johnny was the eldest of four siblings whom he leaves behind to remember him and all of the fun times together. It has been said that Johnny would give you the shirt off his back, and indeed he would. John served in the US Navy after high school and resided in East Hampton and Colchester. He was most recently employed at Fresca Bar & Grill in Colchester and was a handyman for many people in Colchester and East Hampton. As a jack of all trades, Johnny helped his family and others with projects - carpentry, tree removal, painting, whatever needed doing. John is survived by his mother and stepfather Pauline and Richard Ziegler; his beloved sweet son, Todd Spaulding (wife Heaven) and grandchildren Parker and Aurora, all of Marion, Iowa. He also leaves behind his sister Sheri Spaulding; brother Billy Spaulding; sister Jennifer Marozzi (husband Heath) stepsister Scarlet Street and his companion Eva Kochuk. John also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins in New York, Maine & Maryland. Johnny was a fun uncle and often dropped off gifts and mementos to his nieces and nephews, Megan Spaulding, Jayden Fuqua, Maya, Macy and Mark Marozzi. John was predeceased by his father, Roy Spaulding and we are confident that he was right there to welcome Johnny with a big hug when it was time. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Wednesday Feb. 17th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Parker & Aurora Fund at Liberty Bank, 2 West High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424.
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