Obituary: James Oran McLean, 88, of Milford

James Oran McLean, 88, of Milford, professional engineer for General Electric, husband of the late Thelma McLean, died June 8, at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford.

Born on May 7, 1929, in Rumford, Maine to the late Elbridge and Doris Dennison McLean.

Survived by children, Steven McLean and his wife, Laura of Sacramento, California, Kathy McLean and her partner, Gerry Card of West Haven, Susan Mullins and her partner, David Houston of Sacramento, California, Bruce McLean and his partner, Amanda Reiter of Dallas, Texas, and Christopher McLean and his wife, Lisa of Willington, six grandchildren, and his companion, Connie Sherrock.

Also predeceased by a brother, Malcolm and sisters, Mary and Audrey.

A memorial service will be held at the Mary Taylor Memorial Methodist Church on Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions: National Multiple Sclerosis Society at, or the Alzheimer’s Association at

Smith Funeral Home, Milford.