James M. Fede, 73, of Cheshire, loving husband of Nancy Cannitello Fede, passed away at home on August 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in New Haven on August 16, 1945 to the late George and Lucy Giudice Fede. Along with his wife Nancy, he leaves his sons Michael Fede and his wife Selma of Medford, Mass., and Mark Fede of Allston, Mass.; brother Joseph Fede and his wife Virginia; granddaughters Laila and Mona Fede; and many nieces and nephews. After graduating from Hamden High School James honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1966-69. He worked for many years in the kitchen cabinet industry owning his own business, Preferred Kitchens & Baths. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the VA Medical Center for their loving care. Thanks also to the gentle caring Masonicare hospice nurses who helped Jim at home.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, August 20, at 10 a.m. in the CT State Veterans’ Cemetery, 317 Bow Ln., Middletown. Friends are then invited to visit with his family from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A memorial service celebrating James’s life will take place following the visitation at 12 noon. Donations in James’s memory may be made to the State of CT VA Medical Center, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516. To see James’s obituary online, or to share a memory with his family, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com.