John (Jack) Henry Luby, 67 of Fairfield, the husband of Jane (Beardsworth) Luby, died Dec. 21, 2010, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport.

Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late John M. and Rita Henry Luby and lived in Fairfield most of his life. He was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School.

A Fairfield firefighter for 30 years, he had served in the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Gaelic-American Club, past commander of the National Association of Naval Veterans and a founding member of the Spirit of Black Rock Fife and Drum Corps.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 41 years, include his children and their spouses, William and Josephine Luby of Newtown and Karen and Joseph Velky of Monroe; three granddaughters, Meghan, Jennifer and Kaelyn; a sister, Mary Ellen Luby of Fairfield; mother-in-law, Ruth Beardsworth of Stratford, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial with military honors will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, in the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas Aquinas Building Fund, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, or the American Lung Association of CT, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or To send an online condolence, visit