James A. Steele

  • Died: October 26, 2013
  • Location: Union, Connecticut

Introvigne Funeral Home Inc

51 East Main St.
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Tel. (860) 684-2538

Tribute & Message From The Family

James A. Steele, 76, of Union, CT, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Oscar and Angela (Tristano) Steele. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam era, and worked as a chemical engineer at General Dynamics for many years. For the last several years, he was the caretaker of the Boy Scout Camp in Union, CT. Jim is survived by his sister, Angela Steele of Brooklyn, NY; two nieces, Dina Wilson and Linda Soriero; and one nephew, Edmund Soriero. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip Steele. His funeral will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, with a procession forming by 10 A.M. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT, followed by a Church Service at 11 A.M. at the Congregational Church of Union, 976 Buckley Highway, Union, CT. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Union East Cemetery, Union, CT. Calling hours are on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For online condolences or directions, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

You were a friend to all. I will miss our long discussions on how to right the wrongs of the world, and your coffee on those chilly mornings. Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you for the good times.

Posted by Tim Richmond - Oxford, CT - Friend   November 02, 2013

Mr. Steele thank you for your kindness. I will miss you at the mailbox.

Posted by Launa Trinque - Union, CT - Mail Lady   November 01, 2013

Jim, you have been the keeper of this very special camp which has left an indelible mark on hundreds of burn survivors. Your commitment, vigilance and love will be forever remebered by the fortunate people who got to walk, explore & grow on your "adopted home". Your burn camp family will miss you but certainly won't ever forget all you have done for us. Thanks for your service to our country and God Bless.
Mucho love & respect. The Burn Camp Ropes Staff

Posted by Gary Murtagh - Merrimack, NH - Burn Camp   November 01, 2013

thanks jim for all the good stories and a good neighbor ron comarella union ct

Posted by ron comarella - union, CT - neighbor   November 01, 2013

Jim, we appreciated all that you did for the camp, all year round. We, as the Children's Burn Camp, used the camp every July, in addition to the work parties. You were always a helping hand to us, and we always saw the love that you had for the camp and all that enjoyed it. Thanks for your service to our country in the military, and may you enjoy eternal happiness.

Posted by mike fitz - friend   November 01, 2013


Jim, you will be missed. My thanks and appreciation for your love of Camp Pomperaug. Your passion for the environment and attention to the Camp was always evident. May the great Scoutmaster watch over you until we meet again.

Posted by Christopher Caruso - Friend of Camp Pomperaug   November 01, 2013

Thanks Jim for all that you did to keep Camp Pomperaug a special place for all who loved it, especially the scouts and other campers who will always remember their time there.

Posted by Gordon Beach - Boy Scout & friend of pomperaug   October 31, 2013


Thank you for your service to Scouting and to Camp Pomperaug.

Posted by Bill Amidon - Friend   October 31, 2013