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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
James Floroski

James M. Floroski

January 1, 1949 - January 12, 2020
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James Michael Floroski, 71 years old, better known to loved ones as Jimmy and Papa, died peacefully in his home in Hartland, CT on January 12, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman, constantly looking to nab his next big fish or play another round of golf. In less perfect weather, he could be found at his home billiards table or bowling with friends.

Jim leaves behind the love-of-his-life and high school sweetheart, Linda Carrano (“Gaga”), and their three kids Sarah Nielsen (husband Seth), Susan Hope Walton (husband Mike) and Robin Lumpkin (husband Michael). Celbe Biffinger, Sean Walton and Cameron Nielsen were proud to call him Papa, and enjoyed many adventures with him and Gaga. He was also blessed with nieces and nephews and their children, who he loved to entertain. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Stanley and Eleanor Floroski, as well as brothers Stanley Jr. and Thomas.

Jimmy grew up in Trumbull, but he and Linda called East Hartland home, and built a life filled with friends and laughter. He could always be found at the food booth for the East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department carnival when he wasn’t busy giving his time at Oak Hill School. And for those lucky kids at The Children’s Clubhouse, he may have been Santa…

James retired at 60 years old after working as an accomplished Senior Mechanical Engineer/Metallurgist for Hamilton Sundstrand, but really could fix just about anything. He spent his retirement years with his one true love, touring the country in their RV, which would often be found at the Charlestown Breachway in RI surrounding by friends. They also loved the Florida Keys, where they made countless memories.

The family wishes to thank his sister-in-law Judy Donofrio for all her help during the last months of his life.

A celebration of life will be held at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Rd, West Granby on Wednesday, January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association at or the East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department at 34 South Road, East Hartland, CT 06027. Please visit Jim’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
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    January 22, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    January 22, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Holcomb Farm
    113 Simsbury Road
    West Granby, CT 06090
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Richard Bragg

Posted at 02:38pm
Just recently heard of Jim's passing. Jim was a friend who's passion for boats and fishing were shared with me.

He loved the trips to Florida in the RV towing his fishing boat. We would talk being able to spend time in Florida

avoiding the winters. My condolences to you, Linda. And to the children and grandchildren. Love the photo.

Mike Chebro

Posted at 05:18pm
Mike & Jeanne Chebro

Thinking of Jim today. So sorry for Linda and your families loss. He taught me how to throw a cast net at the Breachway several years ago. He loved to fish, unfortunately he was not able to go out on my boat this last fall when we saw him last. Jim was such a nice guy. We will miss him greatly at the Breachway.

Lance Winer

Posted at 09:44am
With fond memories of bowling , parties and a all around good guy.
So sorry for your loss. RIP.

Lance and Shelly

Frank and cindy iudiciani (Breachway family)

Posted at 09:30pm
With loving memories of "James Floroski", You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Linda Floroski Posted at 12:31pm

Thank you for your friendship and kindness. Linda and Family XXXOOO

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