James J Knighton

April 30, 1977July 19, 2018

OAKDALE - James J. Knighton, 41, also known as "JJ" and "Jim", entered eternal life on Thursday, July 19th while at Backus Hospital in Norwich.

He was born in Waukegan, IL on April 30, 1977 to James and Carol (Mrowka) Knighton, both of whom survive him. After graduating high school, JJ went to work at Electric Boat following in his father's footsteps and becoming a Senior Contract Analyst until the time of his passing.

JJ was a loving and devoted father and a hard worker. He was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan. JJ gave his life to God and was a congregant of Revelation Church in Bozrah, CT.

Besides his parents, JJ is also survived by his children; Ashton and Kennedy Knighton, his sister; Jamie Knighton and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday the 3rd of August at Revelation Church, 166 Bishop Rd Bozrah, CT 06334. The doors will open at 4p.m., the service will start at 5p.m. and there will be a reception that follows till 8p.m.

Donations in JJ's memory may be made to Revelation Church.

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  • Memorial Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Reception Friday, August 3, 2018


  • Burial is Private at The Convenience of The Family

James J Knighton

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Keith Knighton

August 4, 2018

Thinking of you guys, can't believe this happened. I remember he had the coolest hat collection I have ever seen and he was nice enough to give me one of his Yankees hats! Love you guys.

Keith Knighton

Fannie Esidore

July 28, 2018

Jim, Carol and family. Our deepest sympathies in the loss of JJ. May God bless you all with great memories and the Love you all shared.