John Franklin Terry, 78, of Fairfield, husband of 45 years to Margaret H. Terry, died May 5 at home.

A 1957 graduate of the University of New Haven, he served in the U.S. Army and also served eight years in the reserves. He was a life member and officer in the United States Power Squadron, District 2. He also enjoyed world travel.

He also is survived by caregivers, Carla Palmer and Robert Hardy.

Calling hours are Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road. A prayer service will be held at the start of calling hours; military honors will take place at 7:45 p.m. To sign an online guest book, visit