James Michael Lannon

June 16, 1953November 22, 2013

James Michael Lannon, 60, of W. Halifax, VT, formerly of Ludlow, VT, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, NH after injuries abstained in a tragic accident. He was born June 16, 1953, the son of William H. Lannon and Emma (Rahulka) Lannon.

Jim was educated at Black River High School and Johnson State College. He traveled extensively after college for ten years. It was in South America that he met his lifelong friend Henk den Boer. Jim recently returned from a visit to Netherlands to visit Henk. He was employed by Pelican, formerly Hardig, for 30 years. Jim considered the Hardig’s as family. He enjoyed sports, was an avid Red Sox fan attending many games. He was also a member of the Ballard Hobart American Legion in Ludlow. Jim was thought of as a quiet, gentle, caring man who enjoyed people and talked to everyone. He never forgot to show his love for his nephews, on special occasions.

He is predeceased by his father, William Henry Lannon.

He is survived by his mother, Emma Lannon of Ludlow; a brother, W. Jon Lannon of Ludlow; a sister, Lee Ann Lee of South Burlington; a niece, Jennifer Ann Lee of Austin, Texas; two nephews, Dexter and Miles Bellee of Austin, Texas, as well as many friends and his beloved, and well trained cats, Tigie and Fluffer Nutter.

There will not be calling hours. Services will be in Ludlow, VT in the summer. The Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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John Albano

December 12, 2013

Mrs. Lannon, Lee Ann and Jon, I recently learned of the loss of your son and brother so please accept my belated condolences. One of my favorite memories of Jimmy is at the age of 12, he and my brother Joe battled it out for the Little League Batting Title. My God bless and keep Jimmy in his care and may you always cherish your memories of him.

December 8, 2013

Emma, Jon, Lee Ann...sending healing thoughts and prayers to all of you at this terrible time. I am so sorry...there are no words. My personal memories of Jimmy are of pushing him in a stroller down Pleasant Street and hoping he didn't cry! Thinking of all of you...sheryl kesman tepper

lee ann lee

December 8, 2013

The Lannon family would like to thank everyone for their condolences, kind thoughts and words of praise for Jim. During this very difficult time it is comforting to know that he had so many friends that thought highly of him and brought joy to his life. He will be missed by many.

We will have a service in Ludlow sometime during the summer. Please watch the paper for an announcement... we hope to see you there. You can contact Emma at 727) 864-4402 now or 802-228-2412 in May.

The Lannon Family

Robert Barber

December 3, 2013

Jimmy, you will be missed by so many. Always with a smile you touched so many. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

shannon endicott

November 30, 2013

My sincerest condolences for Jimmy's family. I will miss him. He could always find a way to bring a smile to my face on the worst days.

November 30, 2013

We are sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Mike and Paula Lannon

Tim Cummings

November 29, 2013

My condolences to the Lannon family. Jimmy will be very missed, he was great person and friend.

Sue Stacey

November 28, 2013

Emma, I am so sorry for your loss, please know my thoughts & prayers are with you. Sue Stacey @ Family Dental

Todd & Jen Benoit

November 28, 2013

Prayers to the Lannon family. We just met Jimmie this past summer and enjoyed his company , his smile and his laugh. He made always made us laugh, so glad to have met him and saddened that he's gone. He'll be missed a lot.

Robin Sisum

November 27, 2013

Emma and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Jimmy was the best.