NEW HARTFORD - John E. Sterling, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at his home. He was the husband of the late Joan (Strever) Sterling. Born on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28, 1929 in New Hartford; the son of the late George and Sarah (Bishop) Sterling.
John was a lifelong resident of New Hartford graduating from Oliver Wolcott School in 1949. He worked for M.D.C. for over 50 years. He enjoyed woodworking and was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
John is survived by three sons, Jon Sterling and his wife Deb of New Hartford, Troy Sterling and his wife Jannine of Cromwell and Eric Dery of Torrington; two daughters, Mary Nadolny and her husband Bill of New Hartford and Barbara Deane and her husband David of Calif.; a brother, Bradley H. Sterling of Fla.; grandchildren; great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by three sisters, Josephine Sesko, Minnie Lomento and Doris Hazzard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at New Nepaug Cemetery, Nepaug. Friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home in New Hartford from 6 to 8 p.m.