March 15, 1932 ~ February 3, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: New Haven, CT

Jim passed away on February 3, 2021 after a long ilness. He was born in New Haven on March 15, 1932, the son of late Philip H. and Katharine Dana English. He was also preceded in death by his brother Richard. Jim was descended from 2 Connecticut Governors. Jim attended the Foote School, Hopkins, and Choate and was a graduate of Yale University Class of 1954. He went on to receive his Master of Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a Librarian at Quinnipiac College (now University). Jim would want to give thanks to Vanetta Lloyd for 30 years of dedicated care and service.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella Grasso Blvd., New Haven. Friends may view Tuesday from 3-5 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE HAMDEN. Contributions in Jim’s memory may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.


Visitation: February 9, 2021 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Graveside Service: February 10, 2021 11:00 am

Evergreen Cemetery
769 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT 06519


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  1. The Board, Staff, and Musicians of the New Haven Symphony express their sympathy to Jim’s friend and family. The English family have been involved with your Symphony since its inception. Henry Fowler English was among our original Guarantors and his daughter-in-law Katherine Dana English was a leader in our Ladies Auxiliary. Her sons Richard and Jim became our greatest benefactors. With Jim’s passing, we sadly mark the end of an era.

  2. Sorry to hear the news. James was a quiet man, as I remember him, at our events
    but he was always first to get dessert at the Winter Solstice dinners!
    Sincerely, Al Washburn, past President … Astronomical Society of New Haven

  3. Sorry to hear of the Loss of Jim English. I met Jim & Richard English through my Godmother Vanetta Lloyd over 15 years ago. Both brothers were kind and soft spoken men. Jim hung onto life cause Jim was a fighter for all things, an he had a Beautiful and willing caretaker who cared for Jim for 30 years, Vanetta Lloyd. So Vanetta I kno you will miss Jim but God knew best
    From Crystal Beard-Morton

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