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Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
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James Dwire

James L. Dwire

Tuesday, September 29th, 1964 - Friday, April 30th, 2021
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James L Dwire, age 56, of Ellington, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford,CT. He was born September 29, 1964, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford to Leon and Barbara (Whitman) Dwire. Jim is a graduate of Tolland High School. He married Nancy (Hoffman) Dwire on October 14th, 1989. He worked in the Financial Services field for over 30 years. He has been employed with MassMutual for many years as a Pension Resource Manager. Jim truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; his love for his family, classic cars, pets, and sports. His favorite teams were the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants. Jim had the kindest heart and was always there for anyone who needed him. Jim was predeceased by his father Leon and brother Ronnie. He is survived by his wife Nancy; son Kevin; daughter Emily; mother Barbara; sisters Lynn and Leanne; and a brother Robert; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He adored his dog Bella, and cats Mookie and Luna. Family, friends, and others whose lives Jim touched are invited to the Burke Fortin Funeral Home on 76 Prospect Street in Vernon, CT on Thursday. May 6th from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial to take place at Blessed Sacrament Parish - St. Bernard’s Church on Friday May 7th at 11 AM. Burial to follow in Saint Bernards Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Jim's memory to the Blessed Sacrament Parish on 25 Saint Bernard's Terrace Vernon, CT 06066. The family would like to thank the staff from both Johnson Memorial and Saint Francis Hospital for their care of Jim. For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 6th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burke-Fortin Funeral Home
    76 Prospect Street
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  • Service

    Friday, May 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 7th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Bernard's Church
    25 St. Bernard Terrace
    vernon rockville, CT 06066
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  • Interment

    St. Bernard's Cemetery
    Kingsbury Ave.
    Vernon, CT 06066
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Judith Parady

Posted at 07:53pm
Nancy, So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please accept our condolences to you and your family. Always enjoyed counting with Jim at church. Our prayers snd thoughts are with you.. Sincerely, Reggie and Judi Parady

Jefferson Cheshier

Posted at 02:06pm
Jim will be so sorely missed. He was a client of mine for the past couple of years but never asked to be treated in any way other than as a mutual partner. He was incredibly kind and always very pleasant to work with. I will miss his gentle spirit.

Jim's friends at John Hancock Retirement

Posted at 09:36am
We are deeply sorry for your loss, thinking of you now and the days ahead.
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Conrad, Fay, Connie and Cathy Dwire

Posted at 08:53am
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Becky Maresh

Posted at 10:01pm
Jim was so faithful to his monthly work at Cornerstone Soup Kitchen as a member of the
St. Cecelia team of the Blessed Sacrament Soup Kitchen Ministry. We will dearly miss you, Jim,
as will those you served. You were God’s hands. To Nancy, Emily, and Kevin, ...we are so
sad for the unexpected passing of Jim, husband & dad. Know of our prayers and support...
and meals, if needed. We will walk with you.
Our love and prayers,
Members of the Blessed Sacrament Soup Kitchen Ministry

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