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James S. Newman

April 10, 1965 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 52)

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     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, RI.  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 Drs., nurses and aides of the Hospital of Central CT 5th 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 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, CT.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jimmy on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St. Kensington.  Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.

     In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CCARC, 111 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053      For online expressions of sympathy please visit

 Service Information

May 21, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Berlin Memorial Funeral Home
96 Main Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Mass of Christian Burial
May 22, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Paul Church
467 Alling Street
Kensington, CT 06037

Interment following funeral service
May 22, 2017

Maple Cemetery
Worthington Ridge
Berlin, CT 06037

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