John Robert Conte Jr.
John Robert Conte Jr., age 58, of Milford passed away on Sunday April 15, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Husband of Ana (Campos) Conte. Father of Shaina (Conte) Boci, Erica Conte, Eric Silva, Maricarmen Silva and Carolina Silva. Brother of James, Anthony (Angie) and Peter (Donna) Conte. Son of the late John Sr. and Josephine Conte. He was also a nephew, brother in law, uncle and great uncle. John was a 30 year member, Captain, and trustee of the North End Hose Co. #3, West Haven Fire Department, and one of the founders of the Fire Explorers #3 where he was Santa on Christmas Eve. He was also an honorary member and trustee of Hilltop Hose Co. #5 at the Ansonia Fire Department. He worked as a medic at Ansonia Rescue Medical Services, AMR and Nelson Ambulances. John was a first responder on September 11, 2001 for 15 days, which is where he became sick with cancer. John was in the movies “Big Daddy” and “Mr. Deeds” with his friend Adam Sandler. John was a Deacon at the Wildermere Congregational Church in Milford where he founded the now very popular Sunday night AA meetings. John himself was a friend of Bill Wilson.
Visitation will be held on Friday 4/20 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green 662 Savin Ave. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 pm.
A Memorial Service followed by a reception will be held on Sunday 4/22 at Wildermere Beach Congregational Church, 133 Broadway, Milford, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Interment will be private.