JAMES M. “JIMBO” CONNER, 43, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, James was a 1988 graduate of New Haven High School. He work ed curb construction with Brooks Construction for over 10 years. “Jimbo lived for the day and was truly a free spirit and never knew a stranger.” He was a gentle giant and had a big heart and loved to spend time with his friends partying, having a drink and fishing. Surviving are his mother, Helen J. Conner of New Haven; brothers, Michael Conner of New Haven and Frank (Melinda) Conner of Leo; niece, Hannah; and a nephew, Gavin Conner; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael O. Conner; and grandparents, Walter and Thelma Sarrazin and Frank and Evelyn Conner. Service is 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Helen Conner. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com

POSTED: 04/30/13 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: Obits