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James Newton Horne

May 1, 1944 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 75)


James Newton Horne, 75, of Middletown, beloved husband of Betty (Kuch) Horne for 42 years, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late George and Marjorie (Bodendorfer) Horne.

James was a United States Navy Veteran, having served in the submarine service aboard the USS Greenfish and the USS Henry Clay. He loved fishing and bicycling and a good glass of scotch on the rocks with a twist. He cherished spending time with his family and friends and loved them deeply.

Along with his wife, James is survived by four children; daughter Cherie (Horne) Duda and her husband Derek, son Trevor Horne, daughter Lauren Horne, and daughter Austin (Horne) Walsh and her husband Christopher. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Charlotte Horne, Wesley Horne, Anna Horne, and Cary Walsh.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Edwin “Eddie” Horne, and his half brother William Horne. 

Family and friends may call on Thursday evening, February 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown.  A burial will follow on Friday at 10:00 am in the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown where full military honors will be accorded. A celebration of life service will follow later this year. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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February 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Graveside Service
February 28, 2020

10:00 AM
State Veterans' Cemetery
317 Bow Lane
Middletown, CT 06457

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