John Yustin Jr., 74, of Vergennes


VERGENNES — John Yustin Jr, 74, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

He was born May 16, 1950, in Derby, Conn., the son of John Yustin Sr. and Josephine (née Croncrota) Yustin.

His career in law enforcement spanned more than 50 years as an officer and detective for the Burlington Police Department, where he was a homicide detective, as well as the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office, Vermont State Police, and the Vergennes Police Dept., where he served as Chief.

His hobbies included being immersed in nature, whether it be hunting, fishing on Lake Champlain, or tending the Christmas tree farm on his property.

John is survived by his wife, Jennifer Yustin, and son, Christopher Yustin; his sister, Deborah Pinto of Charlestown, R.I.; his brother and sister-in-law David and Suzi Yustin of Bridport, Vt.; his niece Kate Pinto Smith of Charleston, R.I.; niece Kelly Jo Yustin and nephew Jeremy Yustin of Seymour, Conn.; and nephew Sgt. First Class Logan Yustin, originally from Bridport, Vt.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at

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