James Cullum

Obituary of James Joseph Cullum

James Joseph Cullum 76, a resident of Delray Beach, Florida and formerly of Southington CT passed away peacefully on March 18, 2022. Jim was born on April 30, 1945 in New Britain, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents Edith and James Cullum. He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Amy and fiancé Martin Eirich of Florence, SC, son Daniel of Charlestown, RI. In addition, he is survived by his sisters Judith Donofrio & husband J Robert of New Britain, CT and Mary Jane Parlow of Farmington, CT along with faithful nieces and a nephew. Jim graduated from St Thomas Aquinas, class of 1963. He was captain of the Basketball Team and shot the winning basket against rival Newington after which the principal declared the next day a day off from school. He graduated from St Bonaventure University in upstate NY in 1967. He cherished his St Bonaventure roots and the friends he connected with there and has kept in touch with over the years. He worked the majority of his career in the Insurance Industry in Hartford, CT. He was a 50 year member of the Elks Club 957. Jim was also a Bruce Springsteen “groupie” and attended most concerts in the USA. He enjoyed sitting in his chair outside his home and greeting neighbors as well as his twice daily visits to the community pool. Thursday afternoon milkshakes with a banana, strawberry and vanilla weekly rotation schedule and visits to the Casino were among his favorite Florida activities. He was a member of the Computer, Stock and Men’s clubs within his community. Jim was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and faithfully flew the Packers Flag on game days. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jim’s memory to: St. Bonaventure University 3261 West State Rd, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday (May 11) at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St. New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St.
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Wednesday
11
May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
St. Joseph's Church
195 South Main Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Wednesday
11
May

Burial

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
1141 Stanley Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States