James J. Jordan


James J. Jordan

1925 – 2010

CAPE ELIZABETH — James J. Jordan, 84, of Cape Elizabeth, and Naples, Fla., passed away April 14, in Naples from complications of a stroke suffered Christmas Eve.

Jim was born in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 6, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.  He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Insurance.  A long time insurance executive, he retired from Aetna Life and Casualty and later served as president of Mutual Fire Insurance Co., in Saco. In 1986, he co-founded Casco Indemnity Co., and served as its first chairman and CEO.

Through the years, Jim was active in the Boy Scouts, Little League, Centerboard Yacht Club, Knights of Columbus and other community organizations. He served on the boards of Thornton Academy, the Portland Water District, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Commissioners and Goodwill Industries.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara E. Jordan; his six children and their spouses, Christine Harrison and husband, Larry, of Dallas, Texas, Kathleen A. Cassidy and husband, Benjamin, of Alexandria, Va., James J. Jordan Jr. and wife, Marguerite, of Darien, Conn., Jeffrey F. Jordan and fiancee, Stella Folsom, of South Portland, Julie J. Farnsworth and husband, Peter, of Cape Elizabeth and Jennifer Jordan Dumas and husband, James, of Lewiston; nine grandchildren, Alanna Cassidy Onken, San Antonio, Texas, Benjamin J. Cassidy, Washington, D.C., Caroline E. Cassidy, Cordoba, Spain, James J. Jordan III and Meredith B. Jordan, Darien, Conn., Theodore J. Farnsworth, Cape Elizabeth and Jake, Jared, and Jazlyn Dumas, Lewiston.