Jim D'Errico loved life and all his family and friends in it. He died peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016 with family gathered around him. He was 78.
Vincent Thomas D'Errico, lovingly known to many as 'Jim' was born November 21, 1937 in Worcester a son of Italian immigrants Matteo and Isabel (Piccinino) D'Errico. He graduated from Major Howard Beal High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army.
For over 30 years he worked for Nissen Bakery in Worcester where he became a familiar face to the many customers and businesses who relied upon him.
Jim loved all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, time at his much loved 'Camp Royalston' and vacations in York Beach. True to his Italian heritage Jimmy was a fantastic cook. A lifelong Shrewsbury resident he was an active member of the Italian American Victory Club on Dewey Road where he served as president and on its board of directors. He played in its bocce league and was also a member of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center where he enjoyed playing cards with his friends.
In death Jimmy joins his brothers, Julio, Andrew, Michael and Matteo D'Errico.
He leaves his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Yarnes Kramek) D'Errico; his children, Matthew H. D'Errico and his wife, Laurie of Shrewsbury, Bonnie S. D'Errico of Auburn, Pamela A. Poulin and her husband, Martin of Newfields, New Hampshire, Christine M. Sassone of Shrewsbury and Richard B. Kramek of Boylston; his sisters, Josephine Ceffalo and Mary Wigglesworth, both of Shrewsbury and Anna Barry of Florida; his grandchildren who called him 'Bumpa': Gianna, Nicola and Mikayla D'Errico, Nicholas, Salvatore, Vincent, Dominic and Antonio Sassone, Olivia and Michael Poulin, Andrew and Isabella Roy, Briana Kramek and Erica Lavallee; his great-grandchildren, Landon, Jacoby and Kayden; his former son-in-law, Randy Sassone and former daughter-in-law, Lisa Kramek; also survived by many nieces & nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center on Wednesday, April 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to I.A.V.C, Scholarship Fund, 26 Dewey Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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