James Droney

James Brendan "Jim" Droney

Wednesday, May 3rd, 1961 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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James “Jim” Brendan Droney, 59, of Suffield, husband to Diane (Gutkowski) Droney, of Suffield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020, with his family by his side. Jim was born on May 3, 1961 to the late James and Noreen (Martin) Droney in Hartford. He was a graduate of Newington High School, University of Connecticut (School of Engineering) and went on to get a Master of Science Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jim was proud to work at Pratt and Whitney most recently as the Associate Director of Quality Assurance. He was an avid sports fan, cheering for his beloved Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots, but most important to him was watching his children’s sports. Jim had a devotion to his Irish heritage. At the time of his passing, Jim was the acting President of the Irish American Home Society in Glastonbury, he was also on the Board of Directors. Along with his children, Jim was an active member of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Besides his wife Diane, Jim leaves behind his children, Emily Abramowitz (Mike) of East Granby, Madeline Droney of Milford, James M. Droney of Tolland, Jack Droney and Maeve Droney both of Suffield. His grandchildren, Elizabeth, Michael and Nolan, his siblings Brendan Droney (Lynn), of Wethersfield, MaryAnn Droney and Scott Ladden of Coventry and Kathleen O’Neil (Michael) of Marlborough. Along with his uncles, Chris Droney from Ireland, John Droney and Frank Droney from West Hartford as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Friends and relatives may call, TODAY, Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Road, Wethersfield. A private Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Jim’s life will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church in Suffield, CT. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Suffield, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Jim’s memory. To extend online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Wethersfield
    34 Beaver Rd.
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  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 11th, 2020
    Sacred Heart Church-Suffield
    446 Mountain Road
    SUFFIELD, CT 06078
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    Reverend Mark Jette
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    453 Bridge Street
    SUFFIELD, CT 06078
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Patrice Bowser

Posted at 07:37am
Sending love, strength and prayers to the entire Droney family... from your childhood friends - Patrice Bowser & family.

Janet Pizzuto

Posted at 04:49pm
Diane: I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember when Dan hired him on at Cuno as a QA manager such a long time ago. Whether it was an on the job question or words of wisdom to share, he always had time for you. He also spoke so proudly of his family. You were clearly the loves of his life. Jim will be missed. Again, my sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
Janet Pizzuto

Laurie Schiavone

Posted at 03:31pm
No doubt, he leaves behind a legacy of love. May those memories carry you through. Our deepest condolences.
Max Schiavone's family -FSU Falcons

Susan Droney Shannon

Posted at 08:47pm
Susan Droney Shannon, Bill, William, and Kate. Darien, CT
My condolences to all of your family. I am still in shock to learn about Jim's passing. I was reading Chris Droney's obituary read about Jimmy. There are no words that can take away the pain. Our prayers are with you and your family. May Jimmy rest in peace.

Tom Dorman

Posted at 09:31am
Shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We worked together years ago as engineers at ABB-CE before I even realized we both lived in Suffield. I'll miss running into him now and then in town and at UConn events reminiscing and catching up. Our sincere condolences.
Tom, Melissa, Laura & Emily Dorman

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