James Henry Conley Jr., 70, of New Britain, Conn., passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Known to friends as Jim, he was born in 1948 to James Conley, Sr. and Irene Gribben Conley, as one of their six children. Jim served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Enterprise in Alameda, Calif., and after an honorable discharge, became a member of the Labor’s Union for over 15 years, where he was able to put his learned skills to use.
In his spare time, Jim enjoyed golfing, reading, and the Red Sox, as well as anything involving U.S. and world history. Jim is survived by his daughters, Alida Conley of Hamden, Conn., and Samantha Anderson and her husband, John of Wallingford, Conn. In addition, he is survived by his sisters, Kathy (Conley) Palys and husband, Ed of Meriden, Conn., and Sindee (Conley) DiBenedetto and husband, Michael of Apollo Beach, Fla., as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their last respects to the Conley family in honor of Jim at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Conn., Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. Military Honors for Mr. Conley will be accorded by the United States Navy at 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The American flag will be presented to Mr. Conley’s daughter, Alida.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Friendship Service Center of New Britain, Inc., 241 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051. To extend condolences to the Conley family or share a memory of Jim, please visit SHAKERFUNERAL HOME.COM.