John Carroll Hinson

John Carroll Hinson, 81 of Ridgefield, CT and Brewster, MA passed away peacefully on June 30, 2012.

John was born in Hartsdale, NY on May 10, 1931, son of the late
Jay and Lucile Hinson.  He attended Hartsdale Public schools, and graduated from The Merchant Marine College at Fort Schuyler, NY, as an Ensign, often referring to himself as Ensign Hinson.  He sailed the World three times with the Merchant Marines and later as a First Lieutenant in the US Navy, during the Korean War.
John was a Navigator and in later life taught several would-be sailors his art at his beloved Cape Cod.  He was always a Sailor at heart and would spend time gazing at the seascape of Pleasant Bay.

John and his wife June Flood Hinson lived in Ridgefield, CT, building several
homes, as John was a self taught finish carpenter.  He moved his family to Cape Cod, where he remained until, this year moving back home to the Danbury area. 
John is survived by his wife and two sons, John P Hinson and his wife Nancy of Crystal Lake, IL, and Scott Hinson of New Milford, two grandchildren Alex and Hannah, his sisters, June Tschauder of Southbury, Jacqulin Fincham of Topeka, KS; a brother, Jay Hinson of Machias, ME and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of John's Life was held on Candlewood Lake.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The National
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Rigefield was in charge of arrangements.


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