John Sfugaras, 80, of 1039 Poquonnock Rd. in Groton passed away Tues, July 24, 2012 at the Kindred Crossing East in New London. He was born on Feb. 24, 1932 in New Britain, the son of the late Scarlatos and Lena Zaharias Sfugaras. For over 38 years, John had worked for, and retired from, the Pfizer Corp in Groton where he was employed as a pipefitter. He was a devoted member of the St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church in New London, also a member of the Oxoboxo Lodge of Masons; and a long time supporter of both the UCONN Women’s basketball program, and the Boston Red Sox. His survivors include two daughters Penny Sfugaras and Lena Sfugaras- Ortiz, both of New London, his sister Irene Phillips also of New London and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at the St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church. His burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday evening at the Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St, New London. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be directed to the St. Sophia Church, 200 Hempstead St, New London, CT 06320.