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James T. Orr Sr.

Portland, Connecticut

1941 - 2020

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Orr Sr., James TJames T. Orr, Sr. ("Tommy", "Pookie", "Papa Tom"3), 78, passed away from natural causes on June 16, 2020, at his home in Portland, CT. Tom began his journey in North Adams, MA, born on August 21, 1941, to the late James C. Orr and Janet (Connell) Orr. Tom was very proud of his...

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We knew him as Tom and he was our neighbor for 20 years. Although I never knew him as well as my fiance, I am saddened to hear this news. Tom was the ultimate handy man always willing to help others. He would snowplow our driveway and sidewalk without us even asking. Tom offered help anytime it was needed and I never had the opportunity to tell him how much we appreciated him. We always saw him working in his yard and was always impressed with how immaculate his lawn was all the time. I...

I was heartbroken when I received the phone call. Tom was my supervisor in the 80's in Middletown and years later our JEMA 70 group adopted him and Sue to be part of our get togethers. Always enjoyed his company and he will be fondly remembered.

Tommy was a great person always happy and out going a real joy to work with. He will be greatly missed.

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Words cant describe the sadness in my heart losing my friend Tommy. Tommy worked for me for seven years as an employee of Belcan here at Pratt and Whitney. He trained many of our newer quality engineers. His technical skills were second to none and his ability to handle any crisis with a calmness and steel focus legendary. Everyone who met Tommy had a story and experienced his kindness and generosity. His love of people, second only to his love of cats, showed in his everyday...

I'm so sorry to hear of Toms passing.
I am honored and blessed to have known Tom. He was a great person.
He will live on in our memories forever.
My Sincere condolences!
Arthur Amado

I worked with Tommy for over 41 years at P&W his ethics were beyond reproach. He always went out of his way to help someone at work . It was a joy to work and know him. He will be missed