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James A. McLean

September 9, 1949 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 69)


James A. McLean, age 69, of West Haven, entered into eternal life on Thursday July 25, 2019 at his home.

James retired after many years from Winchester U.S. Repeating Arms. He was born on September 9, 1949, in Sanford, NC., son of the late Melba Donaldson McLean and Theodore McLean Sr.

Preceded in  death by three brothers, James “Ronnie” Donaldson, William Junior “Bill” McLean, and Theodore “Nate” McLean.

He was the loving husband of Enola Hicks McLean of West Haven for over 18 years. Cherished father, of Erik McLean, Erika Nixon (Lionel), Tawanza McLean and step daughter, Kendra Hicks. Survived by one brother, Allen (Cornelia) McLean, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. 

A Celebration of James’ Life will be held on Friday August 2, 2019 at Colonial, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden at 5pm. Viewing in Colonial from 4-5pm. Condolences may be expressed at


Locally announced by: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford

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