James A. Morena

October 13, 1931December 29, 2018

James Morena, 87, formerly of Trumbull, CT, now of South Dennis, MA, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Born in Long Island City, NY on October 13, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Vincenza Morena. James retired from Chesebrough Ponds as a Director of Financial Services after a 30-year career. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St John’s University and his master’s from NYU. James served in the Korean War as a communication specialist in the US Navy.

James is survived by Concetta, his loving wife of 60 years, his daughter Teresa Boya and her husband Mark, his son James Morena and his wife Patricia, and his daughter Susan Tilton and her husband Paul. He had eight grandchildren of whom he was very proud; Michael Boya and his wife Sophie and great grandchild Everly, Kevin Boya and his fiancée Emily; Elizabeth, Julia, and Sophia Morena; and Molly, Zeb, and Emma Tilton. James is survived by his brother Anthony, his brother-law Albert and sisters in-law Marie, Fran and Robin. He is predeceased by his brother Al, brothers-in-law Anthony and Noble and sisters-in-law Phyllis and Anna. James has a large extended family and an abundant group of close friends with whom he shared many wonderful times.

After moving to Cape Cod, James enjoyed his retirement traveling with his wife, spending time with his children and grandchildren and could always be found on the greens at the Dennis Golf Courses.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 8 PM Wednesday, January 2nd at Doane Beal & Ames of South Dennis. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, January 3rd at St Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth, followed by burial services at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Dennis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod – Hospice, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, January 3, 2019

James A. Morena

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Jane Leary

January 3, 2019

On behalf of President and Head of School, Christian Cashman, I offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of James Morena. James, along with his grandsons Michael Boya ’07 and Kevin Boya ’09 and daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Mark Boya ’77, is a valued member of the Northwest Catholic community, so we mourn his loss along with all who love him. Please know that we will remember James and his entire family in a special way at our next school-wide Mass. We are very sorry for your loss. ~ Jane Leary, Director of Constituent Relations, Northwest Catholic High School.

Henry Delgado

January 2, 2019

I am very sad to hear about Jim's passing and sorry that I was not able to be there in person. I will always remember Jim fondly as, to me, he was what I considered to be the ideal corporate executive role model. As a new college graduate, I attended a job fair in Stamford, CT and decided to go visit Jim and Connie at their Trumbull home to ask for Jim's advice. He was very warm and informative and gave me the confidence to go back to the fair and secure my first corporate job. I will miss talking shop with Jim.

Joan Palmer

January 2, 2019

So sorry to read of Jim’s passing in the Cape Cod Times. I am sorry that I am unable to attend the calling hours but want you to know I am thinking of you and your family.

Theresa Cristo

January 1, 2019

Jim had a presence that made everyone feel welcome He was always ready with a smile of acceptance
We shared many a Saturday night with coffee and cake discussing the way the world should be Lou, Connie, Jim and myself
enjoyed this social time and our friendship developed into feeling more like family
We also shared a few holidays together.
Anytime anyone visited he loved it and showed with, of course, his devoted wife Connie great hospitality
I will miss him and know that he is with God and watching over all of his loved ones