It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of James S. Newman, 52, of Plainville on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut with his father and sister at his side.
Born in Meriden to the late Barbara Wrobel Newman and James A. Newman, Jimmy courageously fought a devastating disease, progressive myoclonic epilepsy most of his life. He graduated from Maloney High School in Meriden and worked with his father at the family’s businesses: Newman Bros. Amusements, the New Britain Bowling Center and The Sting Nightclub. From a very young age he was very patriotic and enjoyed collecting flags and license plates from all over the world. He loved boating and traveling with his father on cruises and throughout the country to amusement and antique game shows, visiting naval bases, special events and especially to Boston where he cheered on his favorite team, the Red Sox.
Jimmy leaves to mourn his passing his devoted father, James A. Newman of New Britain and his loving and adoring sister, Bonnie of Cranston, R.I. His late mother, Barbara W. Newman, gave him unconditional love and caring until her passing in 2003. In addition he leaves his loving family, grandmother, Dorothy Newman; Aunts, Joanne Newman, Dotty Newman, Virginia Durso, Pam Newman and Jane McKechnie; Uncles, Robert Newman, Rick Cavallo and John McKechnie, and Cousins, Rick, Tammy, Michelle, Michael, Ronnie, Susie, Nancy, Dawn, Shannon, Courtney and Rachel, all who treated him very special.
Besides his mother, he was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, James S. Newman, maternal grandparents, Helen and Stanley Wrobel, his uncle Ronald Newman and cousins, Cheri, Scott and Bobby.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and aides of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, fifth floor and CCU, and Apple Rehab of Plainville for all their loving care and CCARC of New Britain, especially Kyle, Heather, Rachel and Rema all who devoted their love and time to Jimmy.
Calling hours are Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jimmy Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St. Kensington. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to CCARC, 111 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053
For online expressions of sympathy please visit www.berlinmemorialfuneralhome.com