James E. Banfield, 73, of South Glastonbury, beloved husband to Susan Banfield, passed away peacefully at home on December 23, 2021.
An Army veteran, Jim was born in Hartford, CT on February 16, 1948, the son of the late Elliott and Florence Banfield of Rocky Hill.
Besides his loving wife and best friend, Susan, he leaves his daughter, Sherry Myers and husband, Henry, his beloved granddaughters, Devin and Paige Myers of South Glastonbury, his son, James M. Banfield and partner Marilyn Meyer of South Glastonbury, Ashley (Meyer) Kruse and Travis Meyer and their families. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Carol Russo, his brother, Mark Banfield and wife, Nancy, and his brother, Brian Banfield and wife, Linda. He was predeceased by his brother, Wayne "Pete" Banfield. Jim also leaves his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Gerry Biron, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Pauline Gosselin, sister-in-law, Nancy Gosselin, and many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Diane Rivest.
Jim was the manager of United Paint and Wallpaper in Wethersfield for 50 years and recently worked in the paint department at Katz Hardware in Glastonbury. He was a wonderful boss to his employees, and over the years had countless loyal customers who became his friends. Jim enjoyed cars, music, fishing, reading and his dogs. He especially enjoyed racing go-karts and working as the crew chief and "motorman" on his son's prostock team. He was very proud of his granddaughters carrying on the racing tradition when they recently started racing quarter midget cars. The family would like to thank family and friends for all their help and support during his illness. The family would also like to express their appreciation to the nursing staff on CB2 in the Conklin Building at Hartford Hospital.
There will be no service or calling hours at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held later in the spring and will be announced.