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Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne, MA

OBITUARY

James B. Gandolfi

December 1, 1950October 20, 2019

James Brian "Jamie" Gandolfi, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 20, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Claudia M. (Smith) Gandolfi, who will hold his love in her heart forever.

Jamie was born December 1, 1950 in Wareham, MA to the late Andrew "Bucky" and Lily (Atti) Gandolfi. He was the youngest of two sons, raised in Sagamore MA.

Attending Bourne schools, he excelled academically and was a very popular and an active student. Jamie participated in many sports; legendary all-star football quarterback and baseball shortstop.

Jamie had an impeccable work ethic and was known to say… “Let’s get moving, daylights burning”. He worked as a greenskeeper for the Brookside Golf Course, groundskeeper at Grace Gospel Church along with Greg Gagne’s Sports Complex also a health physics technician at multiple nuclear power plants.

Besides his beloved wife he is survived by his brother Robert Gandolfi and his wife Gail; nephews Jamie Gandolfi,wife Jennifer and son Lucas; Luke Gandolfi, wife Kristy and twin sons, Jake and Anthony. He leaves a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

Jamie was a handsome Italian man with a gorgeous smile. He loved working hard followed by a good hearty meal. He immensely enjoyed gardening at his home which also extended throughout his neighborhood. He loved music and to serenade his wife with song. He enjoyed watching football, hockey and baseball from the comfort of his home. He loved the company of his dogs and long walks. Jamie will always be remembered as charismatic, hard-working, clever, quick witted, humble and kind and a true blessing to others. He was a gift from God.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a simple service celebrating Jamie's life at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9th at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne. Visitation prior to service is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The family asks that instead of flowers a donation be made in his name to South Coast VNA-Hospice, 200 Mill Road, Suite 120 Fairhaven, MA 02719

  • FAMILY

  • Andrew "Bucky" Gandolfi, Father (deceased)
  • Lily Gandolfi, Mother (deceased)
  • Claudia M. Gandolfi, Wife
  • Robert Gandolfi, Brother
  • Gail Gandolfi, Sister-in-law
  • Jamie Gandolfi and his wife Jennifer and son Lucas, Nephew
  • Luke Gandolfi and his wife Kristy and twin sons, Jake and Anthony, Nephew
  • He leaves a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial is private.

Memories

James B. Gandolfi

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Linda Barboza (Gagnon)

November 9, 2019

Jamie...
I am so saddened by your leaving this earth but rejoicing at the fact that you are the presence of the God you served ! I will never forget meeting you and begging you to come to church..Im so glad you did! I got to meet your beautiful wife and be part of your wedding! So many memories!! My deepest of sympathy to all the family Claudia my heart aches for and with you...luv you gurl Im a phone call away!💔💔🤟♥️🌷😘

Ernie Prete

November 8, 2019

Simply the best of all of us growing up here on the Cape. Jamie had a heart, kindness and a gentle nature which, when coupled with his million dollar smile, lit up everything around him. Tough guy too though I never saw him raise his voice or fists in anger. Fact is I never saw Jamie angry even with all the fights I saw after school and at parties.
Course his sense of direction was somewhat off and curiously he didn't have a driving license for a long time. But he'd sit cheerfully next to me shifting the stick shift laughing as I pushed in the clutch. Like a quarterback he'd shout out signals of when to push the clutch.
So ,cheerful idiots we were, we planned our trip to Woodstock in "69". Sneaking off the jobsite in Cummiquid, where we were working for Greenthumb Landscaping, by crawling down irrigation ditches, we left at lunchtime. We had to sneak because Fat Ed the boss said anyone who left early to Woodstock would be fired. Challange accepted Jamie! Off we went.
We set out to VT the only Woodstock we found on our map. What a fun hitch with Jamie my fearless leader flagging down cars with ease. 'Bout upstate NY a truck driver told us he heard the rock concert was was in Woodstock, NY...no problem-o, thanks for the tip and headed south. We got there on Thursday and set up tent and waited for all the other guys from the Cape to join us which they all did.
I haven't seen Jamie for the past forty years or so. But I didn't miss him at all as he's always been with me. A friend like Jamie just stays with you and makes the world easier to take. So; I'll never hear "Ernesto!" or "You jibroni!" (what's a jibroni? I don't know but he always laughed when he said it so I did too) ever again. But sitting here right now crying while I right this I'm trying not to laugh out loud at this guy's life. My best friend Jamie gone now to be with his loving mom.

Theresa Woods[Rigazio]

November 4, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this most difficult time. Love Theresa

Carla Ferreira

October 23, 2019

I’m saddened to hear of Jamie’s passing!
He was always so kind and hard working!
He loved to serve and always did it with a happy heart! Jamie you were a great example and friend to many people and will be truly missed . My condolences to your beautiful wife inside and out!
Love and prayers, Carla

Gosele Girard

October 23, 2019

Claudia...my heart breaks for you. I remember my husband an I were at your wedding and I gave you a card that said you both have come fill circle..I knew you would always be together till the end..😔🥰my mother loved him so much..her smile was as big as his when he showed up....and I know he loved my mother. If god is good..they are both smiling at eachother and my mother is welcoming him as she always did...much love and prayers,,🙏🙏

Andrea (Oliva) Donegan

October 23, 2019

Dear Jamie..I have fond memories of my fellow Sagamore friend. A handsome, funny and charismatic guy that always appreciated a good sense of humor and was always so nice to me. RIP buddy...

susan brunette

October 23, 2019

OMG My sincere condolences, How very sad to hear of your passing. My family and I have some great memories of you. Your Love for your work, people and your Dog Sammy. We loved hanging out in the back of the church laughing and having a good time with you. You will be missed. Heaven is rejoicing over there gain..

Suzanne Smith

October 23, 2019

Claudia, my heart breaks for you. Jamie was such an incredibly beautiful person. My mother loved him dearly and loved feeding him late at night even more. He’d compliment her on her cooking and tease her about her “good looks.” I will never forget hearing him call her Meme, and I can still hear his voice in our kitchen. Such a beautiful human being. Wish I could be out there for the services.
Much love and heartfelt prayers to you, Claudia, my dear old friend.
❤️🙏❤️

Twiggy Sylvia Medeiros

October 23, 2019

Claudia and family ......sincere condolences to all of you .....my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.....know that God is with you....Blessings and Love......

Twiggy

Linda Jarvis

October 22, 2019

I remember a smart, good looking high school classmate ( class president) with a great sense of humor. We shared a lot of classes and activities together. Nothing but fond memories. Rest In Peace, Jamie.

FROM THE FAMILY