Paul J. Minor, 93, longtime owner of Minorâ€™s Farm in Bristol, passed away peacefully at the Southington Care Center in Southington, just over a week following a fall in his home.
He was praying daily to go to his â€śHeavenly Homeâ€ť to be with his wife, Jane, who passed in January of this year. They had been married over 70 years and he missed her so much!
Paul J. was born on Sept. 24, 1924, in the farmhouse owned by his parents, Dwight J. and Ruth D. Minor. He left high school to join the Navy during World War II to serve as a shopkeeper in the Pacific fleet, but other than those years away he lived on Minorâ€™s Farm his entire life, never further than 500 feet from the house in which he was born.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jane Fitz Minor, and by his two sisters, Eunice Sweeton and Mary Perkins and their husbands.
He leaves two sons and their spouses, Paul C. and Victoria and Mark E. and Ann Minor, all of Bristol; four grandchildren, Paul D. Minor, Jessica Rhinehart, Heather Gelormine and Rebecca Reza and their spouses; and six great-grandchildren with a seventh on the way. He also leaves a brother-in-law, Dick Fitz, and wife, Carol, of Bristol.
Though Paul J. worked at Superior Electric for many years, he will most be remembered for where he most loved to be: on the family farm. Whether tending to fruit trees in the orchards or working in the country store grading apples, selling cider, pies, corn and other seasonal items, he made friends with all who came to visit.
While Jane loved traveling around the U.S. and the world with her best friends, Paul was happy to be home on the farm. Other than their trips to Disney World and EPCOT, he considered vacations to be â€ś7 days of torture and aggravation.â€ť
A â€śCelebration of Lifeâ€ť memorial will be held at the First Congregational Church of Bristol on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at which time the Minor family will greet Paul J.â€™s many friends from over the years. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.