Charles Alfred James of Hartford, Conn., died on Sept. 19 in his sleep. He was 89.

Charlie grew up in Hartford, raised his family in Wethersfield, Conn., spent many years on Martha’s Vineyard, and then returned to Hartford.

He was predeceased by his wife of over 35 years, Eleanore Jackson James. He is survived by his sons, Charles Jr. and Phillip; a grandson and great-grandson and many friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Henry L. Fuqua Funeral Service, 94 Granby Street, Bloomfield, Conn.

Donations can be made to Leadership Greater Hartford/3rd Age Initiative (

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