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John H. Fenlon

Ormond Beach- John Fenlon, 75 passed away February 1st, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  A Mass of Catholic Burial is planned for 11:00am on Friday February 28th at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach, FL 32136.  The burial will be at 11:00am on February 29th  Oak Hill Cemetery, 685 West Montrose Street, Clermont, Florida 34711.  For those travelling please note the funeral mass will be near Ormond Beach and the burial the next day will be near Orlando, Florida.

John was born in New York to parents John and Julia Fenlon.  He grew up in Pelham, New York and played football and track at Pelham Memorial High School.   He would graduate from Villanova University in 1966 and volunteer for the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  Fighting in shallow waters on the Delta and captaining a PBR boat, he would earn a Bronze Star for his valor.  After a year in country he would stay with the U.S. Navy and learn to fly.  When he left the military he earned his MBA at Columbia University and began a long career on Wall Street.  He married the love of his life Sharon Fenlon and they would raise a family together in Pelham, NY. He was active for 14 years in the town government of Pelham Manor and last served as Police Commissioner.  After moving to North Carolina to continue working John and Sharon would retire to Ormond Beach, Florida.  John was an active participant at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Deirdre Mullican.  An amazing father and husband, John leaves behind his adoring wife Sharon, his son Matthew, his wife Amy, and their 2 children Chloe and Ryan.  John also leaves behind his two sisters, Ann and her husband Paul and Ann’s two children Bianca and Nicole and sister Stephanie and her husband Bob and Stephanie’s children, Jennifer and Dana.  John’s granddaughters from his beloved Deirdre, Olivia and Molly, reside with their father in the Orlando area.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers of Ormond Beach.  Online condolences may be made at www.baldwincremation.com/obituaries/john-h-fenlon/ .  In lieu of flowers donations in John Felon’s name can be made to the Knights of Columbus www.kofc.org

 

 

 


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  1. 27 Feb 2020
    David and Sharon Baines says:
    My friendship with John goes back to the mid 1960's when our parents each owned summer homes at Candlewood Lake Club in
    Connecticut. John, myself, and a few other guys our age (Glen Ewing, Jay Gronlund) did a lot together as college age kids. In Sept. 1967,
    just before John entered Navy OCS at Newport, John and I made a road trip to Montreal to visit Expo '67. That was a heck of a three day trip! A few years later, in August, 1971, after John had served in the navy as a distinguished skipper of a patrol boat in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, John was "Best Man" in my wedding. Our friendship lasted all these years even though we had nearly forty year hiatus when John and Sharon were in NC and I was in VA and CT. We reconnected just this past year as my wife, Sharon, and I twice visited John and Sharon at their Ormond Beach home and John and Sharon then visited us in August at our CT summer home on Candlewood Lake. We are so sad
    that John has passed, and our love goes out to Sharon and the Fenlon extended family for their loss.

  2. 11 Feb 2020
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  4. 06 Feb 2020
    Nancy and Ken Costa says:
    Our hearts are broken for your loss John was a great friend. Wish we had more time with him.

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