James F. Tita

James F. Tita, 84, of Danbury, husband of Helen (Mudry) Tita died on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Tita was born in Danbury, March 15, 1926, a son of the late Peter and Anna (Katrenich) Tita.  He attended Danbury schools and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
In early years, Mr. Tita owned and operated the former Paramount Hardware Store, Main St., Danbury before becoming a butcher at the Brookfield Market where he was employed for thirty five years, retiring in 1991.
Active in the Danbury community and his church, he served as a former Democratic Fourth Ward Common Councilman, Sheriff and Police Commissioner.
Active in sports, he bowled for various fireman’s leagues, played city league baseball and managed little league teams.
A member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Mr. Tita served as a trustee, a member of the Men’s Club, a Golden Dome Baker and Bingo volunteer.
He was a member of the Danbury Democratic Men’s Club and the Catholic War Veterans.
In addition to his wife, Helen of sixty-one years, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Bob and Sharon Tita of Bethel, Peggy and Phil Lopes of Kensington and Pat and Jon Menti of Bethel; two brothers, Tom Tita and Bill Tita and his wife, Peg all of Danbury; a sister in law, Pauline Tita of Danbury; six grandchildren, Melinda, Andrew, Adam, Kevin, Lauren and Gregory; two great grandchildren, Kristina and Kaitlyn; an aunt, Helen Timan of West Hills, CA  as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Tita was predeceased by a brother, John Tita and sister, Mary Ann Tita.
The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27th at 10 AM in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury with the Rev. Michael G. Popson officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday from 4PM to 8PM.
Contributions in Mr. Tita’s memory and honor may be made to St. Nicholas Church.

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