James F. Howard, Sr., age 86, of Hamden, CT passed away on September 3, 2017.

Jim was born in Carbondale on November 29, 1930, the son of the late James & Marie (Carvey) Howard.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2014, Alice Connor Howard, and his sisters; Alice Wallis, Marie Maholchic, and Betty Howard.

Jim is survived by his sons and daughters in-law, James Howard Jr. & his wife Barbara of Hamden, CT, Patrick Howard of Hamden, CT, and Brian Howard & his wife Manon of Wallingford, CT; his grandchildren, Shawn Howard, Kelly (Noah) Vanacore, Colin Howard, Connor Howard, Cole Howard, Gina (Colby) Tytula, and Christian Burdick; great-grandchildren, Harper Rose Vanacore, Rory Vanacore, & Owen Tytula, and several nieces & nephews.

Jim was a retired Postal Carrier, working most of his career from the Dixwell Ave. Post Office in Hamden, CT.

After his retirement he continued to work part-time at local funeral homes. He was a former member of the Hamden CT Knights of Columbus, he always enjoyed an NFL Football Game, and was an avid NY Yankees Baseball fan.

He was also a proud U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 8th at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Calling hours from 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday evening, September 7th, in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. To send a condolence to his family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com.