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Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT

OBITUARY

James B. Craig

June 10, 1944September 5, 2019

James B Craig, Moodus, CT James B. Craig, 75, of Moodus Ct, entered into eternal rest on Thursday September 5th, 2019, with family by his side in Middlesex Hospital. James was born on June 10th 1944 in Buffalo, NY to James Craig and Charlene Periot. He attended St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY. He was retired from his position as Crisis Intervention Specialist at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Ct., and for the past 4 years served as Sacristan for My Fathers House Retreat Center in Moodus, CT He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. He enjoyed his summers spent in Old Lyme, Ct with family and friends. He cherished his years spent in Pulaski, NY at the Salmon River with all his “Brothers” in the Salmon Silencers fishing group. He served for 18 years as the President of the Greater Hartford Club of the Deaf in East Hartford, Ct. where he made lifelong friendships. He loved to bowl every Thursday with his friends from GHCD. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith(Salemi) Craig, his daughter Sally Rollins and her husband Robert Rollins, , his son Patrick Craig and his wife Sarah (Harmonay) Craig ,a daughter in law Susan Craig, two granddaughters Cassandra Caster and her husband Jacob Caster and Marina Eggleston and her husband Mark Eggleston, and many family, friends and fishing brothers. He was predeceased by his son, James Craig Jr. and his 3 siblings, Robert, Lynn and Sharon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bridget of Kildare Church, 75 Leesville Rd, Moodus, CT on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Hartford Club of the Deaf, 20 Bigelow Street, East Hartford,CT 06108, the American School for the Deaf, 139 N. Main Street, West Hartford, CT. 06107, or My Fathers House Retreat Center, 39 N. Moodus Rd, Moodus, CT 06469.

Services

21 September

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St. Bridgit of Kildare Church

75 Leesville Rd,
Moodus, Connecticut

Memories

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James Thomas

September 12, 2019

My deep sympathy to his entire family and friends Rest in peace JC 🙏

Kristine Przybylo

September 11, 2019

To Jim Craig’s Family
Very sorry, my prayers are with you, I Never Forget him in old times, a good person, a good father and a good friend.😔🙏🏻
Prayers
Kristine Przybylo

Dave Gidley

September 10, 2019

When I first met Jim I didn't know how to sign and i still don't that never stop us from communicating. whether it was about the Bill's and Patriots game or his day fishing. A conversation was always on the horizon. I remember when my wife and Judy would be in the office talking and it seemed like they would never stop he would look at me point to his ear and say how he was lucky he was with that snicker. The saddest day with Jim was the day we moved to Florida we shook hands he pointed to chest and said we was breaking his heart i wish i could have met years earlier but the time we had i will never regret you are one of the good guys rest in peace Jim all things imperfect here on earth will be perfect in heaven now you'll hear the things that i had to. You will be missed by all you ever touched love you until we meet again R.I.P

Alice Wallace

September 10, 2019

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was a WONDERFUL man! 💙💙💙

Janice (JK) Knauth

September 10, 2019

When my office was in the vocational bldg, Jim would always stop by for some M&M peanuts and a chat. We also had a goofy photo of us taken for several years on school picture day. He was awesome with the kids and a great guy. Fish on!

June McMahon

September 10, 2019

I have fond memories of Jim from softball, the club and ASD.

Katy Black

September 10, 2019

I can't tell you how sad this makes me ... Jim always made me feel so comfortable as the only hearing person at several deaf events. He always welcomed me with a big hug, kiss and story or joke. I am so sorry for your loss. I have never met his family, but if you're anything like Jim then I hope our paths cross one day. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Rollins

September 10, 2019

Love you dad, may you have a fish on with Jimmy.

Rachel Posner

September 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to all knew Jim Craig for his infectious laugh will always remain a fond memory. Working in Paces contributed to some of my best teaching years and I owe it to Jim C. Truthfully, it was hard to distinguish who was more of a fun trouble maker, him or the students involved. That’s it, forever a kid at heart. Here. There. Anywhere. May you Rest In Peace. You’ll be missed.

Janet Baker (Miller)

September 10, 2019

He was an awesome person to know. I knew him while I was a student at ASD and again later as him being my supervisor during the summer I worked. I enjoyed our little chats during poker breaks whenever I see him at GHDC. Prayers and thought to the entire family.

FROM THE FAMILY