John H. Putnam, 79, a longtime resident of Perkinsville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born March 24, 1937, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Howard and Margaret (Hinckley) Putnam.
He received his schooling in
Shrewsbury and Ludlow, Vermont, graduating from Ludlow High School in
1955. He married Barbara Leahy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on Dec. 8,
1962. John was employed as a machinist at a local machine tool company
for many years until his retirement.
He was fond of bluegrass music and played various string instruments. He
also enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening and farm animals. He
especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, Eugene Putnam.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Putnam of Perkinsville; two sons,
Mark D. Putnam and his wife, Debbie, of Springfield, Vermont and
Christopher J. Putnam and his wife, Terri, of South Yarmouth,
Massachusetts, three grandchildren, David Putnam of Woodstock, Vermont,
Nicholas Putnam of Springfield, Vermont and Jennifer Balser of North
Springfield, Vermont, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and
At Mr. Putnam’s request, there will be no formal services.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.