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“To the family of James Avery, My heartfelt condolence's. May the good memories sustain you through tough times. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Brian Giesing - Port Charlotte, FL

“Jane-- So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Jim. I hope your family can take some comfort in his legacy of a life well-lived. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Russ Bengtson

“I am recalling Jim as a fun & kind classmate. My condolences to Allison (another class of '66 NHS) & his family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michele Ramming - Naples, FL

“Very sorry for your loss. We are sending heartfelt condolences and are thinking of the whole Avery family in this difficult time.<br /> ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: M & K Johnson - CT - friend


James "JT" Thomas Avery, 69, of Windsor, beloved husband for 45 years of Alison (Griffith) Avery, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Stamford on January 17, 1948, son of the late James and Daisy (Travaglia) Avery, he was raised in Stamford and Newington and was a graduate of Newington High School, Class of 1966. During high school, he was a member of the Newington Volunteer Fire Department and Newington Civil Defense. After high school, he continued his education at the Hartford Institute of Accounting graduating in 1968. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal in 1971. He returned to Connecticut and married his high school sweetheart, Alison Griffith Avery in 1971. He worked in his family's business, Newington Hardware and then at Stanadyne and Windsor Aeromotive in Windsor. His three passions were his great love for his family, his love for animals especially dogs, and playing the drums. Besides his wife, he leaves, three sons, Justin Avery and his wife Heidi of Windsor, Kristian Avery of Windsor, and Matthew Avery of New London; a sister, Jane Evans and her husband John of Windsor; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Fletcher and her husband Ronald of Antioch, CA; two grandchildren, Morgan and Lexi Avery; and many nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18, 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.