James P. Sherry

August 30, 1937May 16, 2018

James P Sherry, 80, of Longwood, Florida passed away peacefully at his home on May 16, 2018. He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on August 30, 1937 the son of the late Edward and Grace (Mace) Sherry. Jim graduated from the former St. Joseph High School in North Adams and St. Francis Xavier College in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Jim worked for 25 years at Sprague Electric. He was Executive Vice President there until purchasing the Florida division of the company in 1992. It then became Dearborn Electronics. He was the President of Dearborn until his retirement in 2012. He had a full and successful life. He enjoyed his work, golfing, and painting. Jim loved traveling and dancing with his wife, but his greatest joy was taking care of his family. He was a parishioner at Annunciation Catholic Church in Longwood, Florida. Jim is survived by his devoted wife, Diana (Dupras) Sherry, who he married on June 26, 1981 in St. Francis Church in North Adams, and his children Richard E. Sherry of Apopka, Florida, Stephanie (Mark) Giebner of Ludlow, Massachusetts, Debra Murrelle of Apopka, Florida, Jeffrey (Melissa) Popielarczyk of Clifton Park, New York, and Scott Popielarczyk of Huntersville, North Carolina. He also leaves 13 grandchildren Tanya, Summer, Fallon, Colin, Logan, Morgan, Madison, Quinn, Daniel, Sharon, Ryan, Sean, and Trisha and two great-grandchildren Landon and Annabelle. He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Sherry in 2005. Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Jim Sherry will be held Saturday May 26, 2018 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in North Adams at 9:00 am. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main Street North Adams are Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in North Adams through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Diane Awbrey

May 20, 2018

Oh the memories we have of dancing and laughing til all hours of the night with great friends. Good music and good friends are such a great part of life. "Precious Memories" will live in our hearts. And as Jim rests peacefully in heaven and watches over those he loves from the streets of heaven we will always remember his laugh and his love of life and friends.