Obituaries

Frank Peter James Jr. 74, of Bristol

FRANK PETER JAMES JR.

BRISTOL — Frank Peter James Jr., 74, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, from complications from a stroke.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1947, in Middletown, Conn., the son of the late Frank and Agatha (Cartinelli) James Sr. of Bristol.

Frank is survived by his wife of 21 years, Veronica (Davis) James of Bristol; his two sons, Frank and Amy James of Forest Dale and Eric James of Bristol; three grandchildren, Sadie, Connor and Isaac; four stepchildren, Paula and Tim Steady of Shoreham, Vera Vincent of Bristol, Bobbie Jo and Richard Sawyer of New Haven, and James Vincent of Bristol; two brothers, Robert James of Bristol and Gary and Barb James of Bristol; a sister, Sally Rublee of Florida; and 11 step-grandchildren and seven great-step-grandchildren.

Frank served in the Navy from 1966 to 1970 on the U.S.S. John R. Craig. In 1975 he started working at the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh, Vt., until the present. Bobby and Penny Beach, along with Brian Goodyear, became lifetime family along with others at the club.

Frank loved being outdoors working on his property, picking the dandelions or any rocks off the lawn. He always stayed busy. He was a quiet, private man that would do anything for anyone.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, with a burial following at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Please come and share your stories or life experiences with his family. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com.◊

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