April 3, 1914 - March 28, 2014
James Billone passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2014. Devoted husband of 63 years to the late Mary Caldarone Billone; father to Sandra Calabrese and her husband Jim, and his son Frank Billone; grandfather to Jay Calabrese and his wife Mary Anne, Kate Calabrese and her fiancé Joseph Rutigliani, and Danielle Billone Newell and her husband Michael; great-grandfather to Christopher and Bryan Calabrese and Austin and Ryan Newell.
Jim was born on April 3, 1914 in Manhattan, NY to the late Michelé and Filippa Arena Billone. In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Charlie, Frank and Michael Billone and survived by a sister, Betty Arlotta of Sebastian, Florida.
A veteran of WWII, Jim was a barber for over 25 years and a postal worker in Stamford, CT. He lived in Stamford and Norwalk before moving to Shelton 3 years ago and had a true love for the sport of golf that spanned more than 5 decades.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on what would have been his 100th birthday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Church in Norwalk followed by entombment at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford, CT. There will be no calling hours.
Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.