James Francis Hassett, 79, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven.   He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Jo-Ann Natale Hassett.  James was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 12, 1937; son of the late James and Loretta Flourent Hassett; served his country faithfully in the US Army; had worked as a truck driver for BFI and later for Mesa Construction.  James was a member of the West Haven Italian-American Civic Association where he was active on the horseshoe league and enjoyed working around his yard and building bird houses.  Father of Kathryn (Robert) Sudol and James Michael Hassett.  Grandfather of Justin and Andrew Sudol.  Brother of Shirley, Mary, William and John Hassett and the late Alfred Hassett and Frances Ago.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning, December 28th at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Tuesday, December 27th from 4 to 7 pm.