James Anthony Bianculli

July 5, 1937November 20, 2011

James Anthony Bianculli, age 74, of Chattanooga, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at his residence. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A native of Elmira, New York and the son of the late Anthony and Eleanor Bianculli; he attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and graduated from Elmira College in Elmira, New York. A longtime accountant, he was employed with Chattanooga Glass, Burner Systems, and he retired from American Manufacturing (Array). He was an active member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for the Traveling Chalice. He was also an active member of the Elks Lodge 91 Chattanooga, Tennessee and he had a passion for golf. Preceded in death by sister, Helen Hammond. Survived by devoted wife of 54 years, Marilyn Bianculli of Chattanooga, Tennessee; three sons and three daughters, Mark Bianculli (Jane) of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Lori Fox (Zane) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Michael Bianculli of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Scott Bianculli of Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa Mench (Michael) of Apison, Tennessee and Karen Krupp (Brian) of Savannah, Georgia; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 2 PM at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Gilbert Diaz and Father Mike Nolan officiating. Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Chattanooga Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416 or to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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November 15, 2012

Marilyn-time goes bye, but great memories don't-
Jim /Alice DuBois
Big Flats, ny

Laura Sinkewitz

December 9, 2011

I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Laura, Taylor & Sydney

Marg and Bob Golden

November 27, 2011

We were so glad to see Jim and Moey in October. It was a great time. Jim is freed from his suffering and we know loving Heaven and the Beatific Vision. We'll miss him terribly as I know all of you will. Marg and Bob "5" Golden(Kent, NY)

November 27, 2011

Jim was a a nice person, and a good father and husband but also a wonderful neighbor. I shall see you later in another and better place. Mary B. Hansen

November 27, 2011

A wonderful person and a great friend. He always made me laugh, and it always made me feel good when I made him laugh. I'm going to miss him.

Nancy Stafford

November 24, 2011

May God gently guide you all through this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Janice Bennett

November 23, 2011


I read of Jim's death with sadness and am so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to my father, Chuck Many, and I was always impressed with how he would stay in touch with Dad over the years even though they were miles apart. My sympathy to you and your family.

Francis Parker

November 23, 2011

Mr. B and I met through the Elks Club. Getting to know him is one of the highlights of my life. He is truly a gentleman, a loving family man, and friend. On the death of my wife, the lowest point of my life, I was moving to Naples,,Fl to spend time to get my life back in order. Mr. B knew the hurt in my life and call me to his side and gave me a Rosary which I knew nothing about. He schooled me in the meaning and I put it in my wallet. Everytime I needed help or open my wallet Mr. B was there for inspiration. Thank you Mr. B and may God bless your family. Francis S D(Spud) Parker

November 23, 2011

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! It seems like yesterday when we were all together (Notre Dame '79). I miss those times. My love and prayers are with you and your family!
Love ya girl,

Judy Woodard (Turner: Asheville, North Carolina)

DeeAnn Archer

November 23, 2011

Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with all of you during this time and we love you all. Mr. B was a wonderful and sweet man and you are all so blessed to have had such a great husband and father. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers. DeeAnn Archer and Ashlee Hobbs