Obituary: James Sampson

 James Sampson
James Sampson

NAUGATUCK — James Sampson, of Naugatuck, died peacefully Feb. 26, 2014 at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven. He was the husband of Dana Fleischer Sampson.

James was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 17, 1962 a son of Robert and Vera Kadish Sampson. He was an HVAC mechanic for Stewart Mechanical in Waterbury. He enjoyed collecting guns, hunting and antiquing.

He was father of Ashley (Mark) Ruotolo, Jr., Jessica and Brandon Sampson; stepfather of Krysta Sestilli and Kyle Burns; brother of Kathy (Todd) Whitney, Bob (Melissa) and Chris (Lisa) Sampson; grandfather of Tyler and Brianna. He is also survived by five nieces.

A service to celebrate James’ life will be held at a later date. The Iovanne Funeral Home Inc. is in care of his arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Smilow Closer to Free, 20 York St., New Haven, 06511 CT or Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank, 75 Spring St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.