Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

13 Beckwith Ln, Old Lyme, CT


James Norman Dean

March 4, 1932April 20, 2020

James Norman Dean, of Old Lyme, passed away on April 20, 2020.

James was born on March 4, 1932, in Old Lyme, the son of Roy Dean and Doris Babcock Dean.

James was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. He was a manager at A & P Tea Company for over 40 years and he loves all sports, baseball and UConn women, NASCAR racing. He also loved hiking the nature trails and all his friends at the DEEP. He especially loved being a jokester, like the empty box and the under the buck gift. He loved playing setback, crossword puzzles. He loved his beer and occasionally a glass of wine. He also enjoys listening to WFAN and reading “The Day” paper and mowing his lawn. He loved dressing up with funny hats and glasses at Christmas. He loved the New York Yankees, the NY Giants and Green Bay Packers. He was also a member of the Piss and Moan and Groan club. He loved hotdogs at Cumby’s and Johnny Ads. He always had a joke and a smile on his face, loved Joes Poolroom especially when 8 ball answered. Dad your favorite word was lousy and it sure is lousy that your gone, we love you and miss you.

He is survived by his daughters Vicki and (Paul) Dorothy of Old Lyme and Lori and (Chris) Hebert of Deep River; grandchildren Kevin Dorothy (Carmen), Manchester Ct and Paul Dorothy III (Lyndsay) of Westbrook Ct, and Jason Schaefer of Longmont Colorado; Greatgrandchildren, Kodi of Manchester Ct and Chase of Longmont Colorado.

The family would like to thank Rebecca and the team at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, also they would like to thank the team at Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford.

Private burial with military honors will be held at Laysville Cemetery, Old Lyme. Donations may be made to Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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John Elliott Swanson

April 30, 2020

I grew up in Old Lyme and I remember that I was a junior or senior at OLHS and working P/T at the old A&P on Main St. Old Lyme when Jimmy returned from his 4 years in the USAF. I also remember him at OLHS when I was a younger kid and his athleticism. When I graduated OLHS June 55, I was totally uncertain what to do with my life and remember Jimmy convincing me that joining the USAF was a good start in my life. I am forever grateful for his advice as I had a great four years doing my duty. RIP Jimmy.
John Elliott Swanson
San Mateo, CA

Lori Hebert

April 22, 2020

Dear Daddy,
My heart is broken
Love Lori

Vicki Dorothy

April 21, 2020

There are no words that could ever express this feeling of complete heartache and how much we are all going to miss you. You always made every day so special. Between your jokester ways and unique, punchlines and funny stories Even though this was not end that was not expected, you still kept your sense of humor the last few days and you were always humble. We all thought you were coming home. Our holidays will never be the same without you, but we will carry on all the traditions. "Where did you hide the Christmas pickle anyway?" Loved Christmas shopping. " Not the empty box again. "We could write a book on how much fun you brought to us over the years. So many memories that we will cherish forever. We were so proud of you when you received your Korean War honor, this year, even though you were not really feeling so well. Heaven, just became a happier, funnier and blessed place. In this time of so much sadness, thank you for all the laughs and the 4 Generation picture. We will always love you and miss you. Love your daughter Vicki and Paul Dorothy


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