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John was a kind, considerate, thoughtful and good hearted gentleman. I was so sad to hear about his passing today. As he entered semi-retirement I know he was excited to work on his golf game and enjoy his family. The world is a little darker without his smile, I'll remember him forever. ~John Heilner

We were stunned and saddened to wake up to the news that our dear friend (and my favourite boss from Hartford days), John P. McCrory died suddenly. He and Nancy McCrory spent time with Bob and me at each other's homes, at the symphony, at restaurants. John taught us how to eat artichokes, gave us the most beautiful nativity scene, tried to save my curdled hollandaise, made us laugh (and groan) with his puns. John called me after Chris died to ask what happened - which took courage and compassion! We often quote him to each other: "I've stopped trying to give myself a better past," among many others. We have enjoyed his Facebook posts over the years and have always found his love for his family and nature inspiring. We love you, John. We miss you and pray for your family as they grieve. ~Sandra Friedrich

I had the pleasure of being John’s assistant for only a few years at ING (Hartford). John was such a wonderful, kind and caring man. Such a blessing to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~Cheryl Anderson

I had the pleasure of working with John at Aetna Financial Services and ING. He was an inspiration to me and others around him. I always think of him as a "guy's guy" and a true gentleman. He was a bright light that would shine back at "the home office" and I always loved his style. I think heaven has added but we have lost a really good one. With Love and Respect to his family. xxxxxxxxxxxx S ~Shannon Stier

These beautiful pictures of John with his family is exactly how I think of him, with the broadest, most engaging smile that can light up the universe. I never knew him otherwise in all the time our close group worked together at Aetna/ING. John was a top-tier performer always but what made him special was how he was kind to everyone, how he earned the respect and trust of all that he came in contact with, and could make the toughest situation manageable with his deliberate wit and love of laughter. And when he spoke of his family, which he did often, it with such deep love, pride and devotion. Years have past but not the strong bond of old friends. I will continue to think of him often and smile as I always do. To you, his family, I wish for you a peace that comes with time and a knowledge that John meant so much to so many. Warm Regards, Maryellen Allen (CT) ~Maryellen Allen

I have been trying to process the loss of John, my Pittsburgh Manager, and more importantly, my good friend, since hearing the news last week. He was one of the first people we interviewed at ALIAC when we finally decided to hire salespeople from "outside" our Aetna sales organization....something we just never did...we just 'grew our own'. What a pleasant surprise to find such a bright, personable, conscientious and dedicated person willing to come 'help' us become the best we could be.....John was such a tremendous addition to our Management Team and I know his Pittsburgh associates thought the world of him ,( as did the entire ALIAC team,) and they truly felt he was their leader. Losing him so suddenly does remind us all of the importance of relationships in our lives and the value of staying in touch with people for whom we care . John was also a PCG client friend and we hope that Nancy, Paul (and family) and Brett will come to us if we may be of ANY assistance in these difficult days. My deepest sympathies on the loss of just a wonderful guy....Sincerely, Tom Trumble ~Tom. Trumble

What a wonderful man. We have all been blessed and enriched by having John and Nancy in our lives. I met John almost 30 years ago when were running separate field offices for Aetna and learned so much from his easy and courteous manner that could charm just about anyone. He was a true gentleman and I am shocked at this news. God Bless all the McCrorys through this dark time. I know John is looking down on you all with such love and pride. With deepest sympathy, Ginger Brennan ~Ginger Brennan

I was deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. As you know John and I began as colleagues and quickly developed a special friendship over the years. He was a very special person who truly made the world a better place. John's smile, warmth, and dry sense of humor will be missed by all. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort over time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ~Vickie and Joe Ryan

I worked with John for 7 years and I owe a large part my career success to him. He was a great leader who was always truthful, caring, and inspirational. During all Those days together, I can always recall either seeing a smile on his face or hear his laughter every day on the phone as he talked to his colleagues. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. God bless ~John Uricchio

We are so fortunate to have known and loved John for so many years. The trips we have taken will fill lots of memory books as well as our hearts and minds. John was funny, punny, witty, and just lots of fun. Marcy was often the brunt of the joke on these outings, and that will be missed sorely. Go with God, John. ~Tim and Marcy Gibbons

Thanks for being such a great friend and neighbor (and especially for fixing our wall!) and for supporting the St. Anthony Charity Golf Tournament each year. You will be missed. God bless you. ~Malcolm and Peggy Hilcove

John was such an awesome man - always there, sincere, funny... such a blessing to me. ~cedric wade

It was with complete shock to hear about John's passing. I still can't believe it. I was thinking of him on Christmas Day as I was driving up to Vancouver, BC to have dinner with my wife's family. I was going to call him along the way and then I thought it would be better to call him in the new year as I imagined you would all be busy with Christmas Tidings and didn't want to interrupt. I had tremendous respect for John, not only as a friend but as a mentor as well. I don't say that easily as there are very few people I trust enough to have them guide me in both my personal and professional life. John was one of those people. The McCrory family will be without question in my thoughts and in my prayers and will be thinking of John very fondly for the rest of my life. His guidance is what allowed me to be what I am today and I will never forget it. I wish I could be present at his Celebration of Life. Wishing you all the best in this very difficult time. Blair Filuk ~Blair Filuk

I had the pleasure of working with John for several years and always knew him to be a man of integrity, loyalty, courteous, knowledgeable with a laugh and sense of humor that was fun to be around. He will be missed. Your family is in my prayers. ~Carol Decker

Dear Nancy and Family, I was so devastated when I heard about John's passing ( Sandy Friedrick sent me the notice). John was a fantastic business colleague and friend. We spent great times together with the investment group at ING.. He was a dear friend and will be truly missed. My prayers go out to you and your family. We always had a great time with Nancy and John!! ~Mary ann fernandez

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