James Hobin
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You are not forgotten Jim!
Francesca Vanasco, Colleague
Sep 7 2023 8:28PM
18 years later and always think of Jim and his family - Worked with Jim at ANI many year's ago. God Bless.
Meg Preston, Friend
Sep 11 2019 0:56PM
Although today is the 16th anniversary of that tragic day, we remember Jim and his family throughout each year. Jim was so dedicated to our town's youth athletics. Both D.J. And Sean were friends of our sons and I want Jim to know that the circumstances of his passing were the driving force of our son's decision to join the military. God Bless you.
Sandra Pandolfi, Friend
Sep 11 2017 9:16AM
Still in my thoughts Jim.
Francesca Vanasco, Colleague
Oct 3 2013 9:46PM
I worked with Jim at ANI in West Hartford. I think of him and his family often, especially today. Still hard to believe 11 years later.
Lori Capozzi, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 2:02PM
Remembering your gifts on this day.
Francesca Vanasco, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 11:01AM
Remembering my friend on this day. Thoughts and prayers to Sean, DJ, Grace and Donna.
Kerry Corcoran Morth, Friend
Sep 11 2012 1:36AM
Jim...I think of you often and all the good times over the years. Rest in peace with Shelia. My thoughts and prayers go out today to Sean, Derrick, Grace and Donna. Kerry
Kerry Corcoran Morth, Friend
Sep 11 2011 2:43AM
Jim and I worked together in the Marsh Power Practice for less than a year but I will never forget his joyful energy, brilliance and character.
Francesca Vanasco, Colleague
Sep 10 2011 6:32PM
This message is to Sean and DJ. I have always remembered our childhood games, ghost in the graveyard, spud, kick the can... My thoughts are with you both today. My husband and I think of you often and hope you are doing well. If you want to get a hold of me, you may email me at woodward.lindsay@ymail.com Miss you both, Love Lindsay
Lindsay Woodward (Koudelka), Friend
Mar 8 2011 8:22PM
I had the wonderful pleasure of coaching with Jim and watching our sons grow up. I learned a lot from Jim and every year, when I enter the gym to coach another season of basketball, I remember the special season we shared those many years ago in Marlborough. Jim was an unusual coach, an amazing coach. The season we enjoyed was quite the learning experience. Most notable, was how Jim brilliantly crafted 2 squads out of our team, and he played every player for the exact amount of time. It was amazing to me how everyone's contribution exceeded my expectations, and how all the kids seemed to accept their roles. His coaching style really inspired these young men - all of them. We followed our coach through a terrific season and our only loss came when Jim was in California on business and it was up to me to run things. I think the trophy we brought home was as tall as me so it wasn't all bad. I think of Jim often and the sadness of this loss of life saddens me as much today as it did nine years ago. To Sheila, Derrick and DJ, I send all my love,prayers and best wishes. Jeff Yardis
Jeff Yardis, Friend
Sep 15 2010 9:40PM
I knew Jim all through St, Mary's and at St. Bernard's. We lost touch after we graduated. I had moved out of the area and only recently heard the news. I am sorry for his loss. My sincere condolences and respects to his family.
Jack Crowley, Friend
Sep 12 2010 1:20AM
Jim was two grades ahead of me I went to St. Mary's Grammar School & St Bernard High School. He was a great football player & I always admired his toughness..RIP Jim you will always be remembered..God Bless your family & friends Go to my facebook page C.Arthur Hayes to see a picture of Jim-they won't let me post the pic here
Chuck Hayes, Colleague
Sep 11 2010 1:21PM
To Sean and Derek...please know that the memory of your dad lives on.
Kerry Corcoran Morth, Friend
Sep 11 2010 1:11PM
Derek & Sean, Just a note to let you know that your Dad is not forgotten on this day. Dianne Zareski, Marlborough, CT
Dianne Zareski, Friend
Sep 11 2009 2:27PM
Jim...remembering you today and always for the wonderful person you were. I picture you and Shelia together now forever. My sympathy to Sean and Derrick for the loss of both parents and also to Grace, Donna, Pam, FL and Lizzie.
Kerry Corcoran Morth, Friend
Sep 11 2009 7:55AM
To Amanda DeCasteo and Brittany Marshal; I beleive this is not the Jim Hobin that you knew. I knew the Jim Hobin that you knew. I met Jim in college and he was a special person. It is nice to hear that the Jim Hobin you knew and that I remember is one in the same. I had not seen Jim in many years....but I will still miss him. God Bless you Jim
Tony Porter, Friend
Mar 27 2009 1:53PM
Hi Jim. I was thinking of you this past week and wanted to let Sheila, your son Derek and your family know that we think of you often. Derek if you read this message I hope your summer internship at Marsh-Hartford has given you a jump start on your business career. We enjoyed having you with us and your spirit was much like that of your Dad's - a great one! Best Wishes, John Barghout
John Barghout, Colleague
Sep 16 2008 11:14PM
Who would have thought that someone from Marlborough, CT would be working at the World Trade Center that fateful day? I have never forgotten Jim and what a wonderfuol baseball coach he was for MYAL (Marlborough Youth Athletic League) and friend to myself and my daughter Jodi. We often speak of him and I'm sure we will today especially. My thoughts are with you Sheila as you remember him on this unforgettable day.
Dianne Zareski, Friend
Sep 11 2008 12:38PM
I think of Jim often through out the year, always in March around his birthday and again in June remembering the bright, sunny day that Jim and Shelia married and the fun we had at the reception. I remember all the happy times, Jim's smile and that sense of humor. But on 9/11 my heart fills with tremendous sadness for the loss of this good man. My thoughts are with you Shelia, Sean, Derrick, Grace and Donna
Kerry Morth, Friend
Sep 11 2008 9:27AM
Thinking of you Sheila & the boys today. Hoping that you know Jimmy & the three of you our in our hearts & prayers always. My mom was reminicing last night on what a gentle & kind man Jimmy was, especially to Kathy!! Hoping that life is at least bringing you some sense of peace with having a granddaughter. Somehow, the young ones make it a little better!! With love & always prayers, 'Little' Sheila & all the Flannery Family. PS-Shaun Flannery has a 16 month old son!!
Sheila Flannery Fetto, Friend
Sep 11 2008 8:45AM
I am Jim's big sister and miss him terribly. Every year at this time in September I come back to Connecticut to be with Jim's mother. She is 89 years of age and has lost her husband and all of her son's, yet she continues to be a vibrant part her community and church... We will always miss and love Jim.... I will read all of your messages to Jim's Mom. It helps to know that he touched many hearts...
donna hobin dietrich, Family
Sep 9 2008 10:14AM
Jim was my strength and my soulmate for 31 years It began as a highschool romance and evolved into our life plan. That plan was abruptly ended that fateful day but Jim will always live on in my heart. His gentle manner, love and kindness will alwasy carry on in his sons as well(Sean and Derrick). They strive as young men to be the type of man their dad was. Sean now has a daughter and only hopes to become the kind of Dad that Jim was....There will always be an emptiness in our lives without him here...His Mom lost her 3rd son that day and a part of her spirit disappeared. She does carry on and her faith helped to heal. Bless all those that wrote kind words on this site.
Sheila Hobin, Family
Aug 14 2008 8:13AM
Mr. Hobin was more than just my couselor he became a very good friend. He would always stay late to just sit and talk with me afterschool. Not only will i miss him but i will always remember him throughout my life.
Amanda DeCasteo, Friend
Dec 18 2007 11:10PM
Jim still remains in my thoughts and prayers and remember him and the other colleagues we lost every day when I come into my office. Jim was a true insurance professional and strongly dedicated to helping our clients and his fellow colleagues with their day to day risk and insurance challenges. He is sorely missed.
Don Custar, Colleague
Sep 11 2007 10:50AM
Mr. hobin was my counselor in georgia and he was always willing to help anyone and everyone out. He always had a smile on his face and was laughing. It is a waste to here that such a great person died. He will be very missed.
Brittany Marshall, Friend
Apr 10 2007 11:50AM
It is 5 years later, and Jim is still missed by us all. He was a dedicated professional, and would still give you a good laugh.
Russ St. Hilaire, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 10:05AM
I am still stunned by the loss-I had a chance to work with Jim on a project - never had a second thought about what could happen. He was a professional, a gentleman.......tragic. God Bless Hiim and his family.
frank pastuck, Colleague
Jan 17 2006 5:08PM
We haven't forgotten Jim----his quiet humor and his intellect and his spirit!
Francesca Vanasco, Colleague
Jun 24 2003 4:46PM
I worked with Jim at Marsh since he started there in the GIS group. His dry wit really made those who were close to him laugh. We all miss him.
Russ St. Hilaire, Colleague
Aug 13 2002 9:12AM
Jim and I worked together in Marsh's power practice. He helped make many a long business trip bearable with his friendship and love of a good steak. Jim is missed.
Brian Arnold, Friend
Jul 21 2002 6:49PM
I had known Jim many years ago when he was employeed with American Nuclear Insurers and I was with the Philadelphia Electric Company Now Exelon Corp. Jim was a wonderful and understanding person. It was a pleasure to do business with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Ray Lonabaugh, Colleague
May 10 2002 10:43AM
I worked with Jim in Hartford before I relocated to the Princeton office. He was a wonderful person and I am happy to have known him. He will be missed by many.
Leigh Ann Timlen, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 11:18AM
Although I never met Jim face to face, it was obvious he was a caring person with much business credibility. I send my thoughts and prayers to Jim's family. We will miss you.
Perry Vandenberg, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 10:29AM