James J. Romandetti, 83, passed away Sunday November 15th, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Grace Cermola Romandetti. Jim fought a courageous battle against congestive heart failure for many years. Born in New Haven on Feb. 1, 1926 he was a son of the late John & Beatrice Lombardi Romandetti. He Served in Europe during WWII, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. After the war he became co-owner of Polio's Dairy Products in New Haven along with his brother Anthony. People from near and far would come to buy their cheese. After selling his business of 22 years he then worked and retired from the construction field with Blakeslee. Jim was a past president of Paradise Country Club. Besides his wife Jim is also survived by 4 children; John Romandetti, Belle Taylor, Susan Proto & Beatrice Zavorskas, 10 grandchildren; Kristin, Susan, Eric, Brian, Matthew, Jonathan, Kyle, James, Stephanie & Joseph, a brother; Anthony Romandetti and his sister Belle Carbone, all who will miss him dearly. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden on Thursday Nov. 19, 2009 at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Ascension, 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd. Hamden. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home Thursday Morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven will follow his Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Hospice Home Care, 110 Barnes Rd. Wallingford, CT. 06492.

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  1. Aunt Grace and Family, You know that Uncle Jim meant the world to us. We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember all of the good times. We love you!!

  2. Dear Aunt Grace and family, My sincere sympathy at your loss. Uncle Jim was one of the sweetest people I know. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Patti Demarco, D’Ambrose

  3. To Gracie and Family I will always remember Jimmie even when I was a small boy, He was the type of man that when he entered the room everyone wanted to be around him but yet he always paid attention to me and my brothers and sister, He would make us laugh and just spend time with us like no one else mattered. He was a very special person so on behalf of my mother Vivian and all of us, you have our deepest sympathy. If God is lucky he may get to spend some time with him now!! Love, Vivian Pecoraro and son David

  4. We’ll always remember Jim on his tractor, happy as a lark, as he tooled around the yard. A fiesty guy who loved life and adored his wife. We’ll miss his stories. We’re sorry we can’t be there Thursday but our prayers are with you Grace and your family. Jim knew his kids would be there to take care of the love of his life. God bless

  5. We’ll always remember Jim on his tractor, happy as a lark, as he tooled around the yard. A fiesty guy who loved life and adored his wife. We’ll miss his stories. We’re sorry we can’t be there Thursday but our prayers are with you Grace and your family. Jim knew his kids would be there to take care of the love of his life. God bless

  6. Dear Aunt Grace, John, Sue, Belle, and Bea, My deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Jim was like a second father to me. I can remember him standing at the airport in Windsor Locks, when I had arrived on a flight to visit my mother, after my father had passed away. I remember thinking of how my father would be first in line at the gate, so I couldn’t miss him, when I got off the plane, and, there was Uncle Jim, standing in for him, and, thinking of how proud my father would have been to have had such a wonderful .stand-in for him. father. I love you, Uncle Jim, and, I know you are in so much better a place now. Love, Annie

  7. We are all so very saddened by Uncle Jim’s passing. I still remember as a child baking cupcakes for him every summer when I would visit. (After a while he began to call me .Cupcake..) Uncle Jim had a terrific sense of humor and an unforgettable presence about him. He will be greatly missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known him. Auntie Grace, Bea, Susan, Belle, and John, we will pray that God helps carry you through this difficult time.

  8. We are all so very saddened by Uncle Jim’s passing. I still remember as a child baking cupcakes for him every summer when I would visit. (After a while he began to call me .Cupcake..) Uncle Jim had a terrific sense of humor and an unforgettable presence about him. He will be greatly missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known him. Auntie Grace, Bea, Susan, Belle, and John, we will pray that God helps carry you through this difficult time. Love,

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