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James M. Abell

James M. Abell, 58, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

James was born on May 11, 1963 in Meriden to the late Warren and Marion (Backman) Abell and had been a longtime Southington resident.

Jim loved his family and friends unconditionally and always found forgiveness in his heart. He was kind, generous and non-judgmental. Even through his struggles, Jim was always optimistic and tried his best. Jim was adventurous and loved fishing, hiking and being outdoors. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan. Most of all, he loved his family and spending time with his son.

Jim is survived by his son, Joseph James Abell of Kensington, former wife Kathleen Abell of Kensington, his brother, Warren “Bud” R. Abell Jr. and his wife Lori of Southington, 2 sisters, Maureen Orlando and her husband Frank of Bristol and Phyllis Mirasola and her husband Anthony of FL, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to further his son’s education in c/o Kathleen Abell, 658 Southington Rd, Kensington, CT 06037.

Funeral services will be celebrated privately. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Abell

John Formeister jr. Dec 11 2021 1:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Abell

Your loving sister Maureen Dec 8 2021 8:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Abell

Andrea Mirisola Dec 4 2021 4:34 PM

Jim was a good and faithful friend to me for many years. Always willing to help when there was a need. He loved and was very proud of his son Joe. I know that he trusted Christ alone for salvation. He will be missed. "It is by grace we have saved through faith, it is a gift of God, not of works …"

Bob Smith Dec 2 2021 11:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Abell

Emily Nov 30 2021 11:31 AM

Kathy and Joey so sorry for your loss. Hanging out with Jim was always fun and we all considered him one of our best friends. Jim at heart was a great guy who loved and helped everyone and never asked for anything in return. Never will forget you.... Flawed but absolutely perfect....RIP BROTHER>>>>

Kenneth Maddalena Nov 30 2021 10:02 AM