John J. Varanelli ’78 (CAHNR)

John J. Varanelli Jr., 65, of Wolcott, died on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, from covid-19. John was born on June 19,1956, son of the late John J. Varanelli Sr. and Louise (Perrotti) Varanelli of Waterbury. He was a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury and The University of CT, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. John was a member of the UCONN wrestling team and coached wrestling for the Berkshire League. He was a co-owner of The Orchid Florist in Waterbury. In addition to his mother Louise, he leaves his daughters Valerie, (Scott) Stephanie, (Adam) and Alexandra, (Eric) and his grandson Benjamin.