John Droney, 94, Irish Immigrant, Veteran, Longtime Buildings & Grounds Supervisor for Wilton Schools
John (Jack) Droney of Darien passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 28. He was 94. Jack was born April 29, 1925 to John and Kate (Howley) Droney in Bellharbour, County Clare, Ireland. He was the youngest of four children, who also included Mary (Sisty Scarsbrook), Michael and Martin. Jack immigrated to the United Ståtes in 1947 with his cousin and lifelong friend, James (Gus) Droney. He arrived in New York, but soon ventured to Stamford to work as a carpenter/handyman for his uncle, Tom Howard, while attending night school at Wright Tech to hone his carpentry and maintenance talents.