James Connors, Sr.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home
106 Main Street
Madison, New Jersey, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Lamington Presbyterian Church
355 Lamington Road
Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of James A Connors, Sr.

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James “Jim” A. Connors, Sr., 83, died on July 14, 2016 in Tewksbury, NJ. Born in East Orange, Jim resided in Florham Park for 26 years, but he loved living in the countryside of Tewksbury for the last 34 years. Jim graduated from West Orange High School. He proudly served in U.S. Army in Munich Germany 508 MP Battalion, acting as Provost Marshall/Berchisgarten. He later attended University of Maryland. He went onto graduate from Upsala College; earning his B.A. degree in Business in 1950. Jim was an Insurance Activist and Entrepreneur in Morristown. He began his successfulcareer as a Fieldman for Royal Insurance Group – Morris/Sussex territory. He went on to become a manager for Fred A. Barbanes Agency. One of his greatest accomplishments was when he established James A. Connors Associates in 1972, with offices in Morristown, Edison and Hunterdon County. Jim also served as President of Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey in 1984. He received the Legislative Chairman of the Year Award for IIANJ. He was also a member of the Florham Park Volunteer Fire Dept.; was Chairman of the Florham Park Board of Adjustment for 13 years; and coached the Midget Football Florham Park Falcons for five years. Jim was also a member of Lamington Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and a Deacon. Jim is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 62 years, Marlene Rich Connors; and his devoted children, Robin Curry (Stephen); Susan Callender (Robert); and James Connors, Jr. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Brad Curry, Drew Curry, Tim Curry, James Connors III, and Lauren Connors. He was predeceased by his son, Tommy; and his brother, Robert Shannon. In his spare time, Jim enjoyed to travel the world with Marlene; visiting five continents and over 40 countries. He was an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction. He also enjoyed being season ticket holder for Big East basketball. He especially loved all of the golden retrievers in the family over the years: Sam, Maggie, Abby, Molly, Ginger, and Honey. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 4-7pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison. A Memorial Service for Jim will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00am at Lamington Presbyterian Church, 355 Lamington Rd., Bedminster. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions may be made to: Lamington Presbyterian Church.
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