James A. Armento, 74, passed away into heaven from home on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with renal cancer.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1943, in New Britain and was the son of Sophie and Alexander Armento of Newington. Jim was graduated from Newington High School and earned a college degree in business. He was employed at New Britain Machine for 25 years as a computer analyst and then retired from Newington Health Center.
Jim was so loved by his grandchildren. His passion was fishing in the Farmington River and he enjoyed manicuring his lawn, feeding deer and birds, listening to hard rock music, a good cigar and a fine wine.
He served in the Army National Guards for six years.
He was kind and easygoing and leaves many friends, cousins and their families. Jim leaves behind his loving wife, Gerri, of 29 years and his two children, a son, David Nastri, and his wife, Kasia, and granddaughters, Emily and Ella, and a daughter, Andrea (Nastri) Schacht, and her husband, Andy, and grandchildren, Andrew, Olivia and Tommy Rajotte. Besides his immediate family he leaves his sister-in-law, Paula Zenick of Waterbury.
Special thanks to Fresenius Medical Dialysis Center of Forestville, who were all caring and loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Friday between 5 and 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donate to the Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd St., NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd St, New York, NY 10128-6804.
Visit James’ memorial website at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.com .