James A. Faure, 75, of New Milford, died Aug. 21 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven. He was the husband of Jeanette Ocif Faure.

He was born Feb. 5, 1937, in New Milford, son of the late Howard and Julia Tiberio Faure. He was educated in New Milford schools.

Mr. Faure joined the U.S. Navy in July 1954 and earned his GED while in the service. He actively served until November 1957. He was honorably discharged in July 1962 from the Naval Reserves.

He was employed as a plumber upon his service discharge, until he went to work as an oil driver for Home Oil Co. in December 1960. He worked there until he retired as division manager in June 1995.

Mr. Faure was an active member of the New Milford Rotary Club from 1973 until his illness in February. He served as president of the club during the 1978-79 year.

After his retirement, he volunteered as a driver for the American Red Cross and also delivered flowers part-time for Lennie's Flower Shop.

His passion was playing golf and slot machines. He also enjoyed traveling.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Mr. Faure is survived by three daughters, Leslie Mirkhani, Sharon Stephen and Elizabeth Faustino; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Howard, of Arizona, and Richard, of Florida; a sister, Julie, of Arizona; several nieces and one nephew.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regional Hospice of Danbury, 405 Main St., Danbury CT 06810, or to ALS Association-Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road, Unit D4, Milford CT 06460.