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James R. Pavano

1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James R. Pavano Obituary

James R. Pavano, Jr., 72, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on August 8, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Bernadette (Rund) Pavano, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in New Britain on March 4, 1942, he was the only son of the late James and Jane (Roskofski) Pavano. Ate the age of ten, Jim's family moved to Plainville, where he attended local schools, and graduated from Plainville High School in1960. After graduating, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and embarked on a four year journey that took him throughout Southeast Asia. He was honorably discharged in 1964, proudly receiving his Good Conduct Medal. Jim always held true to his Marine Corps roots as an active member of the Hardware City Marine Corps League, the VFW Post #574, and American Legion Post #33, and was a member of the Bristol Elks Lodge #1010. Jim capitalized on his military training, holding a professional career as an HVAC technician for 37 years with Mechanical Maintenance Corporation, from where he retired in 2008. A sports enthusiast, he was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the UCONN men and women's basketball teams. Along with his wife, Bernadette, he leaves his sister, Janice Gonsalves and her husband, Al of Bristol; as well as his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his beloved dog, Bellarose, and many lifelong friends. Funeral services in celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St, Plainville, followed by committal services with Military Honors at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may gather prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, and on Monday evening, from 5-7 p.m. (TODAY) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Jim proud service to his country may be remembered with contributions to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 96 Harrison St, 1st Floor, New Britain, CT 06052 or at For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 11, 2014
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