John Wolfe

September 14, 1945 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 76)


John Wolfe was born to William Wolfe and Jean Hay on September 14, 1945 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Monroe, and lived most of his life in Ashford, and most recently Eastford. He attended Masuk High School. He studied at University of Connecticut and was proud of his involvement in student activism. John served in the military as a food inspector. He was a jack-of-all-trades, fixing everything from antique backhoes to church steeples and stone walls. When he could, he loved to work at Knowlton Farm in Ashford, puttering on machinery or helping with the haying.


John was a loving brother, father, uncle and grandfather. The mischievous grin on his face when telling one of his wacky stories will never be forgotten. He was truly gifted at fixing and restoring all sorts of machines and tools. He could whittle wood in wonderful ways to make his daughters’ toys and was always searching for unique and interesting things for his grandson. John loved talking to everyone including strangers. When his hearing loss made it challenging to have those conversations, he discovered the wonderful world of “youtube” and loved to talk about what he had learned from it.


He was a good steward of this earth and felt deeply that things should not be wasted. John was most at home in the woods, where he lived for many years with his beloved goats and a ragtag band of chickens and cats.


John was survived by his former wife Mary Schweitzer and their children Alicia Wolfe and her husband Martin Walkow and Rachel Wolfe, grandson Alex Wolfe-Walkow, brother Phillip Wolfe, sisters Laurel Provost and Allison Brunson, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Ford Wolfe and sister Donna Burr.


A memorial gathering will be held at Mansfield Hollow Park on September 17, 2022 at 1:00pm. Please come share your memories of John.


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Celebration of Life
September 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Mansfield Hollow Park
off Rte. 89 or Rte. 195
Mansfield, CT 06250

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