John Robert Polletta, 60, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Ann G. Pettit Polletta. John was born in New Haven on May 21, 1954, son of Joseph and Jean Ruggiero Polletta; was a graduate of Albertus Magnus College obtaining a Bachelor’s degree and obtaining a Master’s degree in Education from the University of New Haven.  John worked as a Service Representative for the SNET Company for twenty-four years; was an Elementary School Teacher at Regional 16 and for the past forty years was a Church Music Director and Organist for several area churches.  John was Teacher of the Year at Region 16 in 2009, was a member of the National Pastoral Musicians (NPM), Past President of the local Hartford Chapter of NPM and was a volunteer at the Columbus House, New Haven.  Father of Jennifer Menillo (Anthony) and Lauren Kowalewski (Robert).  Grandfather of Anthony, Connor and Briana.  Brother-in-law of Paula Saunders.  Uncle of Frank Saunders (Margaret), Errica Hawes (Chris) and Grace Stern (David).  Also survived by many aunts, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, New Haven at 10:00.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm.