John J. Poggie, 77, beloved husband of Janice (Urgo) Poggie, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Victor and Johanna (Grimek) Poggie.
John is survived by his wife Janice, children Chris Poggie and his wife Melanie, Deanna Sokola and her husband Mike; grandchildren Julia, Gennevieve, Sophie, Michael, Dean and Aurora; brother Daniel Poggie and his wife Tami, sister-in-law Rose Poggie, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph Poggie.
John studied carpentry at Prince Technical School and made good use of this knowledge throughout his life. After high school John joined the Air Force and spent most of the Vietnam Conflict as an airplane mechanic in Puerto Rico, stationed at Ramey Air Force Base. Following his marriage to Janice in 1969, they cleared a parcel of land in Marlborough and built their home. He spent most of his life as a top-notch auto body mechanic.
He dearly loved his grandchildren and made a tradition of Saturday Donut Day. He often called to remind them to watch Battle Bots, AFV and any other TV program he thought they would enjoy. John also had a great love for all animals and birds, feeding them morning and night. With this in mind we suggest that, in lieu of flowers or other memorials, you consider donating to ASPCA in his honor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street in Manchester.