portrait picture for John Norman Pino

Wake: Services will be held on Monday, April 25th. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 am at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Services: A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT, immediately followed by interment at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport, CT

John Norman Pino


April 10, 1952 - April 19, 2011

John Norman Pino, “Johnny”, 59, of Norwalk, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 19, 2011. He was born April 10, 1952 in New Brunswick, NJ.

John met the challenges associated with Down Syndrome with determination, a zest for life and with the unwavering support and love of his family. Through activities in STAR and Boy Scouts he was an active member of the community. He loved country music and everything “Elvis”. He attended St. Coletta’s School in Hanover, MA; Bedford Junior High School in Westport, CT; and worked at Norwalk Hospital for 25 years. Prior to moving to Westport in 1965, he lived in Mexico City for ten years where his father was employed by the Rockefeller Foundation.

John was predeceased by his mother, Edith Norman Pino, formally of Westport and the  Westport Board of Realtors. He is survived by his father, Dr. John A. Pino of Norwalk; sister, Susanne Lebrija (Javier) of Norwalk; two brothers, Gene (Mary pat) of Westport and Tom (Nadine) of Sugar Land, TX; nine nephews and their families, Xavier Lebrija (wife Elsy, children Xavier, Emilio, Elsa Maria) of Mexico City; Juan Lebrija (wife Sasha, sons Diego, Alexander) of Westport; Carlos Lebrija (wife Katya, daughters Natalia, Mariana) of Wilton; Eugenio Lebrija of Mexico City; Patricio Lebrija (wife Natalia, sons Lucas, Nicolas) of Austin, TX; William Pino of Brooklyn, New York; Carl Pino of Westport; Thomas Pino of Washington DC; and Daniel Pino of Boston, MA.

Services will be held on Monday, April 25th. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 am at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT, immediately followed by interment at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport, CT

  1. To say that John loved family and friends is an understatement.. John had insight into life and love that he shared with those able to listen…. He was a friend in a difficult year in my life. I am saddened for all of us…

    September 28, 2011
    ron malone --westport -
  • Dr. Pino, I am so sorry to hear about your son’s death. Marion Lane forwarded the obituary to me. I do remember hearing about John from our RF days and know this must be very tough for you and your family, and I just wanted you to know people far and wide are thinking of you. SWH

    September 28, 2011
    Susan (Susie) Hillenbrand -
  • We recently moved to Texas from our Norwalk home at 9 Orchard Hill. We would see John regularly on his daily walks. John was always upbeat and stop to share news about an upcoming holiday event or visits with family. John especially loved Elvis and was ready with a list of dates and related information. We have missed seeing and talking with John. God Bless him.

    September 28, 2011
    Fran & Shirley MacGregor -
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