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Remembering John Hendrickson

Rotarians are active, outgoing people.

And no Rotarian was more active or outgoing than John Hendrickson.

The longtime Westport Sunrise Rotary Club member — and former president == died last month, after a struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.

John Hendrickson

For many years, John chaired the Sunrise Rotary’s annual wine tasting fundraiser. When he asked you to help — or buy a ticket — it was impossible to resist.

He served as treasurer of the club’s 21st Century Foundation. He was also Area 2 assistant governor and district governor coordinator.

John was a Paul Harris Society Member and Fellow, among the highest Rotary International honors.

John was also involved in Westport soccer. He was particularly proud of his sons Jon and Matthew’s Staples High School careers.

John — a Brooklyn native who moved to Norwalk, after many years in Westport — is survived by Carole, his wife of 44 years; his sons; his daughter-in-law Dagmara, and his grandchild Maisie. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan Matthew Hendrickson.

A celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date.

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