James Semmelrock

March 16, 1961February 3, 2019

North Franklin- James Semmelrock

March 16, 1961-February 3, 2019

James “Jim” Semmelrock, 57 of North Franklin passed away to the other side on Sunday unexpectedly.

Jim was born in Norwich, March 16, 1961 a son of the late Robert and Jeannette Semmelrock. Surviving are daughter Jessica Semmelrock of Hanover, son Daniel Semmelrock of Lisbon and loved one Ann Folan of North Windham.

Jim will always be known for being a soft hearted and strong man. He would give his shirt off his back for you when needed. All his life he has explored the spiritual side of life and was always a phone call away for anyone. He would give you as many answers as spirit would let him. He loved being outdoors, he was outdoors for most of his life.

He spent 29 years working for the City of Norwich between Mohegan Park, Public Utilities and simply doing landscaping for family and friends. Jim had countless memories of his life he would share with everyone in passing. He loved talking about how proud he was as a father to his beautiful children.

Also surviving are his brothers Edward (Lynn) Semmelrock of North Franklin, Bruce (Eva) Semmelrock of Bozrah and Michael (Nancy) Semmelrock of Eastford. His niece and nephews Christy Lynn, Joseph, Andrew and Krista.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Moose Lodge, 115 Fitchville Rd, Bozrah, CT 06334 starting at noon with a bonfire to follow.

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  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Bonfire Saturday, February 16, 2019


  • Burial is Private at The Convenience of The Family

James Semmelrock

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Caitlin (Semmelrock) Keller

February 16, 2019

I remember being at Ed's house and seeing my brother Zack, Ed, my dad Jason, and Jim all together. The chemistry and love between them was so visible. Jim will be missed. I'm praying for him and his family.

Jim Bennett

February 10, 2019

Jessica and Daniel, So sorry for the loss of your Father. One of the nicest guys I have ever met. I knew him over 15 years and will never forget our talks and his great smile. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Forever in your Hearts and always in your memories. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of having him touch their lives.


Maury Drake

February 8, 2019

Love you Jimmy. A big teddy bear who had a heart of gold. Always enjoyed your company and conversation while we worked together and when we ran into each other in retirement. You will be missed my friend and cousin-in-law. Rest In Peace and say Hi to Ryan for us and tell him how much we love him.....Maury

Deborah Mish-zglobis

February 7, 2019

Saddened to hear of the Semmelrock family's loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I always loved when he would do our meter reading. Such an infective smile.

Stephen Voronuk

February 7, 2019

Jim , You will always be remembered for the great hearted person you were. I had some great times hunting with you. And it was always a pleasure talking to you at any gatherings we've been at. You will be truly missed, So much more could be said but anyone that knows you knows the kind person you were, God bless you my friend !!!
Stephen Voronuk

Anna Martin

February 6, 2019

My heart is broken because you left us too soon . I loved all our talks and I will miss your laugh and smile. I am so glad we became friends and thank you for helping me and giving me your wisdom . Your friendship meant the world to me and I will miss you always. I know you loved your kids very much and you were a great father. RIP JIM

Melinda Machalick

February 5, 2019

Jim is a kind and generous man. I met him years ago, every time we talked he just had a way of making you feel better. Great sense of humor and a very compassionate way about him. He will be missed.