James "Jim" P. Garini

Friday, September 9th, 1938 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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James P. "Jim" Garini, 81, of Suffield, passed away Tues., April 28, 2020 at home. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Connecticut, he was the only son of the late Alexander and Rosalie Garini. Husband of the late Carol (Paczosa) Garini who passed away in 2013. Raised in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, he was a graduate of Enfield High School, class of '56. From 1957-1960, he attended the Ward School of Electronics: division of Hillyer. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard and served four years. He was employed by Hamilton Standard from 1960-2003 retiring as an Engineering Manager. In his free time, Jim enjoyed the ocean, fishing, gardening and working around the house. Over the years, he spent a good amount of time enjoying classic cars. He also looked forward to spending time with his grandson and family.
Jim is survived by his son James P. “Jimmy” Garini, Jr. and his wife Kristin of Suffield; his grandson, James P. Garini III; sister-in-law Joan Prayzner of Enfield; and two nieces; JoAnn Phelon and her husband Jeff of Enfield and Susan Snow and her husband Greg of Virginia. Services are private with burial at St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit

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Posted at 12:36pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was always such a real, down to earth, good guy.

Mary Beth O'Meara

Posted at 01:39pm
Jim and Kris and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. There is little that I can say to ease your grief at this time. But I hope that you will cherish the memories that you shared with Jim. My sincerest sympathy. Mary Beth O'Meara

John Maynard

Posted at 11:57am
Jim, Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a real Gentleman, and I'm glad I got to know him. Jack Maynard

Michael Smith

Posted at 09:01am
Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I always enjoyed talking with him. He always had a smile, and he was fun to chat with about anything. Your dad was one the nicest guys. My greatest condolences to you and and your family.

Posted at 04:23pm
Jim was a great friend as we worked together at Hamilton. His laugh would light up the room It was an honor to have known him.

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