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John M. Paulishen, Jr.

July 3, 1964 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 54)


John “Jack” Michael Paulishen Jr., age 54, of New Haven passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019 surrounded by his family at Connecticut Hospice.  He was the beloved husband of Michelle Blair Paulishen.  Jack was born in Derby, Connecticut on July 3, 1964 to the late John M. and Mary Rose (Condon) Paulishen Sr. 

Jack graduated in 1982 from Notre Dame High School and Fairfield University in 1986.  He was a teacher at Hillhouse High School for the past 16 years, teaching Civics, Government and Local Politics.  He volunteered at the Amistad Catholic Worker and started the fundraiser for Mary Care Inc. in Hartford.  He was presented the NAACP Teacher of the Year award in 2019 and the TAPS award for teachers. Jack enjoyed camping, sailing and the NY Jets. 

Besides his wife of 23 years, he is survived by his son John (Jackson) M. Paulishen III and two sisters, Annmarie (Thomas) Spakowski of Florida, Janet (Robert) Weber of Burlington, CT. 

Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven, CT, Monday, June 17, 2019 from 4 pm – 8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10 am  at St. Aedan’s Church, 112 Fountain Street, New Haven.  Interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jacks memory made be made to the Shepherds Program at Notre Dame High School. Please send gifts to Notre Dame High School, Shepherds Program, One Notre Dame Way, West Haven, CT 06516  Attn: Emily Brady.  

To send flowers to John's family, please visit our floral section.


June 17, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Keenan Funeral Home
238 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
June 18, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Aedan Church
112 Fountain Street
New Haven, CT 06513


St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


Notre Dame - Shepherds Program
One Notre Dame Way, West Haven CT 06516
Tel: 1-203-367-4273

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