John Herrington Jr.
John W. Herrington, Jr., 81, of Windsor passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by his family, in Amherst, MA. He was born August 11, 1935 in Lee County AL, just outside of Opelika, AL and was the only son of John W. and Minnie Lee (Bufford) Herrington, Sr. He spent a lifetime in service to ‘delinquent’ and ‘at-risk’ youth and retired as the Juvenile Detention Supervisor for Connecticut Superior Court Family Division-Juvenile Matters. He grew up in Bristol, CT and attended the Manumit School in Bristol, PA prior to attending Morgan State College in Baltimore, MD, where he continued to run track and became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He received his BS degree in Psychology from Morgan in 1958. He is survived by five children; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Rosita Herrington, III, of So. Windsor, and Ben Herrington of Amherst, MA, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon and Greg Mosby of Windsor, Lorna and Kevin Ross of Windsor, and Kamora Herrington of Hartford; 12 grandchildren: Daigin Mosby, Brandon Ross (Amanda), Jazmine Jenee Ross, Chanel Ross, Corey Ross (Ebony), Shannon Ross, Stephanie Ross, Evan Ross, Joseph Herrington-Palmer, Isaiah Joseph Herrington, Isaiah Safi Perez, and Andre Benjamin Herrington; and two great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Nyalee Ross; his former wife, Priscilla (Pat) Herrington, and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a member of Redeemers AME Zion Church, Plainville. The funeral will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10am in Redeemers AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5-7pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will be in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. To leave a condolence message in John’s guestbook, please visit www.dupontfuneralhome.com