In Norwich, Oct. 18, 2003, James 'Buster' Groom, 92, of Mansfield St., New Haven, husband of the late Annie Tilley Groom, father of Rosalee Givens-Howard of New Haven, Vernell Daniels of New York City, James Groom, Jr. of New Haven. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a son Earl Groom and 5 sisters and 7 brothers. Born in Haywood, SC, Feb. 8, 1911 a son of the late James and Anna Richardson Groom. He had worked as a machinist at Winchester Corp. for 37 years and retired in 1972. He was a member of St. Matthews UFWB Church in New Haven since 1938. Funeral service Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Friends and family may call at the church Friday from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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  1. Dear Rosalee: Please know that you and the others in your family have my sincere sympathy. I remember your dad well from my days with Ann and Claude. He lived a good and full life. Blessings!! Gloria Williams

  2. May God comfort you during this difficult period. Try to always remember the good times and the laughter to help carry you through…

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Please accept our sincerest condolences

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Please accept our sincerest condolences

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Please accept our sincerest condolences

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  7. Hello mr. James groom you and rev.James green was both in the rubbish service i remember you very well when i was a little boy miss and very much mr. James groom.Donald Whitted.

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