James F. Carnelli

James F. Carnelli, 81, of Newington, died Sunday July 28, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Born March 29, 1938 in Hartford, son of the late Anthony and Theresa (Delmastro) Carnelli, he had lived in Newington for the past 47 years. Prior to his retirement he was an accomplished Interior Designer. Jim loved the arts, music and taking trips to “Old Broadway”. He was a world traveler visiting many countries. Jim was a great cook and often entertained family and friends with many delicious Italian dishes that his Mom and Dad used to make. He decorated many wedding cakes for family weddings. He had a kind heart and would help anyone in need almost to a fault. Unfortunately illness set in early in life and confined him to his home and wasn’t his vibrant self, he is at home rejoicing with God, now you can rest in peace. Jim is survived by his sister Elizabeth Kenyon of Ellington, his very close friend of 50 years Kenneth Berlen of Newington, 4 sons Michael, Peter, Christopher and Darren Carnelli, his grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 5 brothers, Anthony Sr., Donald, George, Robert and most recently Edward Carnelli, Sr. who passed this past April and 2 sisters Michelina Taylor and Margaret Carnelli. The family would like to thank the Star Team B7I at Hartford Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Jim, his family is forever grateful. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Thursday Aug. 1 from 10 to 11am followed by a graveside service in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics, 2666 State St., Suite 1, Hamden, CT. 06517. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.