Rev. Jim Kidd, M.Div., 1959, former trustee, 1959
May 19, 2012
Andover Newton notes with sorrow the passing of Rev. Jim Kidd, Andover Newton alum (’59) and trustee from 1987-96 (voted honorary trustee in ’97). He died Saturday in Florida of complications from a recent surgery. He was 79.
Jim was senior minister of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, CT, from 1979-98. During that time, more than 1000 members were added to the church rolls, making it the second largest United Church of Christ congregation in Connecticut and one of the largest in the country at a time when inner-city congregations were in decline nationwide.
Condolence notes may be sent to his wife, Joann, and family at 1036 Via Formia, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950. A memorial service is planned for June; details will be posted here when they become available.