Jim was born in Southington on January 12, 1928, the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Galus) Meleski. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement he was employed by GE in Plainville for 37 years. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter Kathleen and husband John Lee of Southington, a son Dr. Steven Meleski and his fiancée Amy Tittarelli of Berlin and 5 grandchildren Alyssa (Meleski) Franzen, Leah, Kyle and Kara Meleski and Andrew Lee.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at 9:15 am from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to Immaculate Conception Church at 10 am for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be with military honors at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. There are no calling hours.