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James Patrick McWade, 57, died peacefully Feb. 15 at home surrounded by family.
Jim was raised in Larchmont, New York where he attended Saints John & Paul Elementary School and Iona Prep High School in New Rochelle. His family relocated to Connecticut in 1973, where he graduated from Avon High School. Jim attended the University of Connecticut and graduated in 1978 with a master’s degree in business administration after receiving an undergraduate degree in accounting. Shortly after graduating, he became a licensed CPA and worked in the public and private sector for 33 years.
After living in various areas throughout Connecticut, he settled in Chester in 1996. Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed sports, boating, fishing, gardening, and home improvement projects; and above all, spending time with his family. In his final years, Jim made his lifelong dream a reality when he built a cabin for his family to enjoy time together for generations to come. Jim will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Jim is survived by his wife Kathleen and his mother-in-law Sachiko; his children Jason, Brandi, Seanna, and Connor, and step-son Michael; his daughter-in-law Bethany; and granddaughter Molly; his siblings Vincent, Mary and Phyllis, as well as nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 48 Middlesex Avenue, Chester. Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Center for Survivorship & Integrated Medicine through their website, middlesexhospital.org/support-middlesex-hospital/donate-now. Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright, & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street, Centerbrook. To share a memory of Jim or send a condolence to his family, please visit www.rwwfh.com.