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James Orsini

James Vincent Orsini

Sunday, April 15th, 1923 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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James Vincent Orsini, 96, of West Hartford, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 7th surrounded by his loving family. James is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Nina of West Hartford, his son John Orsini and wife Vivian of Rocky Hill, and his daughter Joanne Bonino and her husband Steve of Unionville. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Orsini of Shelton, Nick Bonino and his wife Lauren of Nashville, TN and Ally Bonino and her husband Colby Moore of Manhattan, NY. He also leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Maisie and Isobel Bonino. The definition of a family man, his children, grand and great grandchildren brought him immense pride and joy. A P.O.W., James served proudly in WWII and was present at the Battle of the Bulge. There was no greater honor for him than serving his country. James was an avid reader and gardener, watched Mad Money to follow his stocks like nobody’s business, and made the best tomato sauce in the world every Sunday. He loved a crossword and worked every day on a jigsaw puzzle with his family, kept on the dining room table, all the while listening to country and western music. When he wasn’t searching for the right puzzle piece, he could be found sitting on the back swing looking out over his beautiful yard with Nina, the love of his life and perfect fit.
Calling hour will be held Saturday, January 11th from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Brigid Church beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Ex-Prisoners of War. Donations can be made to their National Headquarters, PO Box 3445, Arlington, TX 76007-3445. Rest well, Jimmy/Dad/Grandpa/Papa/Ole Guy, we will hold you in our hearts forever. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
    Location
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    Address
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Brigid Church
    Address
    1088 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    200 Whitman Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06107
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Donations are being accepted for: American Ex-Prisoners of War, National Headquarters.

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Our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Nashville Predators.
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Posted at 07:44am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all very much.
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Mark Riccio

Posted at 05:40pm
My Uncle, my godfather and a member of my wedding party.
I love you ,Mark
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The Barone Family

Posted at 09:24am
My deepest sympathy to the BONINO family, the best supporter of Farmington hockey.
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Corinne and Jeremy Louie

Posted at 09:16am
Thinking of you all as you remember Papa's remarkable life. With love and hugs,
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