December 19, 1955 ~ June 23, 2021


Visitation: June 27, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: June 27, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: June 28, 2021 9:45 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St


Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue

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  1. Our sincere sympathy and condolences’ we are saddened by this news. John was a unique person and always had something to say in a kidding way. He just left us too soon and may he Rest in Peace.

  2. candleAll our love, Tom and Hallie Calabro sent flowers

    “In loving memory of John W. Schecher Jr.,
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”

  3. John always had something funny to say. He will always hold a special place in my heart and my son Wesley. He went way too soon.

  4. The Cafe Testarrosa crowd knew you as Johnny “Braciole” … always funny stories to share with your Civas over ice … Rest In Peace dear friend … Jo-Ann Ciampa & Robert St. Onge

  5. I cannot believe he’s gone…. was just talking to him last week. John was my good friend of 41yrs. A ray of light, wisdom, strength & most of all… laughter. I will never forget the thousands of laughs we’ve had…..
    my heart aches…. Rest In Peace Big John, May Gods Love embrace & restore you in Heaven… You will forever be in my heart. The world has truly lost a gem.

  6. Pictures and memories are tucked away but love is everlasting. When you love someone so deeply the connection is eternal. God speed Johnny Boy!

  7. candleI am totally beyond shocked of John’s passing. I had no idea how sick John was. There are no words. I know John or Big John or Johnny Braciole for 32 years. There is no one like him. He was absolutely one of a kind and a gem he was. There are so many memories and so many laughs that we have had over the years. Although John was strong, tough and honest, to the point it may hurt, John had a heart of gold. He would do anything for you, he would always be there if you needed him. He was kind, sincere and he was truly a best friend. John we will never forget you and you will always be in our hearts. May you Rest In Peace. xo

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