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James Joseph Garrahan

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“Eulogy to Jim Garrahan (part 3 of 3) I know what his Irish relatives would say today, they would say, “Jimmy, my boy, ‘twas grand...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Linda (Jim's niece) - NY

“Eulogy to Jim Garrahan (part 2 of 3) If you visited Jim and Henrietta, you always enjoyed delicious meals, discussed politics, watched TV, played...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Linda (Jim's niece) - NY

“Eulogy to Jim Garrahan (part 1 of 3) My uncle was from a generation where many children had nicknames. He was “Sonny”. And like many...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda (Jim's niece) - NY

“Jay, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. John ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: John O'Brien - Baltimore, MD

“My condolences to you Anne and your family. My prayers are with you. Sorry for you loss. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Orlando Rosario

“Dear Anne, My heart goes out to you and your family. You have been the most devoted and loving daughter, and made every effort to provide the best...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Marina Bunin

“Anne, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Irene Gonzalez

“Peace,love and sympathies to you and your family in the passing of your dad ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia Golding

“Dear Anne, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. You were a great daughter to your Dad. He is now at peace. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Annie Pratt

“My condolences to the family specially to Ann Garrahan ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Teresita Ayala-Correa


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James (Jim) Joseph Garrahan, 87, of Hamden, husband of the late Henrietta Struzek Garrahan, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2009. Jim was born in Stamford on June 30, 1922 to the late Hugh and Anna Ford Garahan. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army Air Force 381st division as a member of the Eagle crew (http://www.381st.org). He recently received a public service award from the Secretary of Connecticut for his patriotism and service during WWII. Jim worked as an accountant for the federal government. After retiring, he served as a councilman in Hamden for two terms, representing the 7th district. Jim had a passion for golf and was active in veteran affairs and the Knights of Columbus. Jim is survived by his two children, James Garrahan and his wife Bhasini of Chatham, NJ and Anne Garrahan of Hamden; nieces and nephews, Karen, Robin, Linda, Martha, and Michael. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, August 27th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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