January 3, 1944 – November 1, 2019
James Allen Knighton 75, passed away after a long illness on Friday November 1, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. "Jim" was born January 3, 1944 in Jacksonville Florida to the late Joseph and Madeline (Jones) Knighton. Jim is survived by his wife Carol (Mrowka), whom he met in Zion, Illinois, where they were happily married on April 18, 1971, they remained in Zion until moving to Montville, Connecticut in 1985. He is also survived by their daughter Jamie Knighton of Oakdale, Connecticut and their sons ex-wife Heather Bryant of Norwich, Connecticut. He was predeceased by their son James J. Knighton also of Oakdale, Connecticut in 2018. Jim is also survived by a daughter and 2 sons from a previous marriage; Yvonne and husband Tim George, Paul and Wife Kristyne Cochrane, Paul and wife Krissy Cochrane all of Zion, Illinois. He also leaves behind several grandchildren whom he was very proud of. Ashton and Kennedy Knighton, Marissa George, Meredith Jones, and Christopher, Johnathan, Jordan and Jace Cochrane. Jim retires after many years from his job at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut in 2017. During his younger years he enjoyed volunteering as a coach and umpire with the Montville Little League and was a Montville Democrat where he served on several committees and on the Town Council. He had a special place in his heart for animals of all kinds, stopping to try and help any critter he came across whether injured and in need of nursing back to health or just lost from home. A lifelong owner of various dogs and cats over the years, he was known to have some uncommon ones sharing his home with him as well; several ferrets, turtles, ducks and even a skunk to name a few. Services will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, Ct. on Saturday November 9th at 10:30am where his cremated remains will be laid to rest next to his son, a reception will follow.
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November 7, 2019
I will keep you all in prayer trusting God will bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. His kindness, generosity and friendship touched us all and those who knew him are better people because of it. May the memories of James bring a smile to your faces that will fill your hearts with love. In prayer I send condolences.
November 6, 2019
I will never forget Jim's dedicated service so the town of Montville as a town councillor. Jim would always reach out and help others wherever he could and had a heart of gold. He worked hard supporting the Montville Fair when it was first established so that everybody in town could get out with their families and have fun. You will always be a treasured friend and be dearly missed rest in peace Jim.
Dee and Fred Bruning
November 5, 2019
Carol and Family, our heart felt condolences for your loss. Our fondest memories are of Jim presiding at 3 of our daughters’ weddings. May the Holy Spirit bring comfort to you during this time.
November 3, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Jim's wife, Carol and all of his family. Jim was a wonderful support for me during our time of working together: Jim as Selectman, and me as Town of Montville Recycling Administrator. I deeply admired Jim for his fairness and support, he gave me great support and respect for what I tried to do and what I did do for the town. He was a good friend and I wish for his family all wonderful memories. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Fannie Esidore