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“To the family of James, So sorry for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory become a treasure so treasure the memoryMatt 5:4...Read More »
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“Doris, I will remember Jim always as a poet. His former students at Baring Union Christian College are filling the internet with their memories and...Read More »
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“I'll miss Jim's offbeat sense of humor, hearty laugh and creative mind. Doris and family, you may be assured of my love and prayers. ”
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James was born on July 29, 1932 and passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.

James was a resident of Cromwell, Connecticut at the time of passing.

graduating from Middletown High School and Wesleyan University he went on to receive a Master of Divinity Degree at Yale Divinity School, and an M.A. in Theology and Literature from the University of Chicago. Jim was an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, serving in north India for 13 years where he taught graduate level English Literature.

James was married to Doris (Stearns) Swain.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 2:00 o'clock at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown at which Barbara Marks will officiate. People wishing to visit with the family are welcome there between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 221 Ridge Road, Middletown, CT 06457 or to the Benevolent Care Fund of Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.