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“I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I have wonderful childhood memories of him! My sincere condolences on your loss. I will keep your family...Read More »
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“As a member of John's high school class of 1964, and cheerleader, I had the privilege of yelling out his name during DHS football games.He will...Read More »
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“Rest In Peace John great man Prayers for all,Bob and Lynn Dennis ”
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“Dear Lyn and family,My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Etta ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Etta Guarino - Darien, CT

“Dear Nevins-Herbert Family,I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God comfort all of you.May John rest in peace.Sincerely, ”
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“May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. ”
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John E. Herbert, Jr., a long-time resident of Darien, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Stamford Hospital. Born at Stamford Hospital on January 15, 1946, he was the son of the late John E. Herbert, Sr. and Kathleen Tymon Herbert. He was known and loved for this quick wit and generous, caring personality.

John was a proud graduate of Darien High School, class of 1964. He was a member of the state championship football team in 1963. He received a bachelor's degree from Parsons College in Iowa. He was president and owner of Darien Fuel, Inc. He was a member of the Country Club of Darien where he enjoyed playing golf and sharing a drink and funny stories with friends. He was also an Adult Advisor and EMT-I with Darien EMS-Post 53.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn Nevins of Darien, and two children, Chrissy Nevins-Herbert, MD of Providence, RI and Johnny Nevins-Herbert of Darien. He is also survived by a sister, Barbara Saverine and her husband Bob of Stamford; two nieces Dana Donahue of Fairfield, CT and Brooke Kreitler and her husband Scott of Weston, CT; a nephew, Sloan Saverine and his wife Jill of Darien; and great nieces and nephews, Al Donahue, Aiden Kreitler, Avery Kreitler and Lily Saverine.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to Darien EMS-Post 53, P. O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820 where a scholarship is being set up in John's name. Please be sure to note that the check is in memory of John.