In Hamden, March 13, 2007, James Dwight Monson, Sr., 84, husband of Doris Dwyer Monson of Williamson Rd., Hamden, father of Mary Borrelli and her husband, Robert of North Haven, Margo Monson of North Haven, Judy Divis of Bellevue, NE, Robert Monson and his wife, Rose of Palm Bay, FL and James Monson, Jr. of Danbury, CT, brother of Clara Stone of New Haven and brother-in-law of Beatrice Park of Barre, VT, grandfather of Gina Borrelli, Alicia Mysiorski, Robert Borrelli, Jr, David Borrelli, Laura, Erin, Kyle and John Monson and Benjamin, Constance and Emily Divis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Ruth Monson and Mabel Monson and brothers, George and Edward Monson. James was born in New Haven, April 9, 1922 a son of the late Abraham Dwight and Ruth Murden Monson. He was employed by Emhart Corp. for 25 years as a sales trainer during which time he traveled all over the world. He was a very active member of Spring Glen Church and participated in the theatre group and the choir of the church and also was in the Connecticut Experimental Theatre where he was past president. He enjoyed golf and played all over the world; wherever he traveled he managed to find a golf course. Memorial service in Spring Glen Church, Hamden, Sat., March 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Doris: Sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him, like we all will. Regret that I’m not able to travel these days, so could’t be there for the memorial services. It was good to read the extensive obituary on my computer. Best love to you, Judy, and Jimmy

  2. Mary, Bob, and family- my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know how hard this time can be, but your faith and love with get thru the tough times; as well as your wonderful memories of your Dad.

  3. To our dear friend Doris and her family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Jim will forever be remembered as a good friend and neighbor. We enjoyed sitting on the bench in the back yard talking about baseball, special events and the food he enjoyed. Jim kept an eye on Thom working in the yard and was always concerned when he worked on the roof. We will forever remember Jim in our prayers

  4. With my deepest condolances in the loss of your .Gentleman Jim.. So many times he would come in the front door and ask for Margo, who would come out to greet him with a kiss and a hug. May God comfort you with His love, mercy and grace. Love and may God bless you, Eve Correia

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