James H. Wade

April 14, 1990June 17, 2018

James Hampton “Jamie” Wade, III, 28, of Salem, Massachusetts, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Jamie was born on April 14, 1990 to Diana Sarni Wade and James Allen Wade. He attended School in Marblehead and excelled in many sports, football being his favorite.

Later he joined the Massachusetts National Guard and was assigned to Bravo Company 1- 181st Infantry Battalion serving with distinction in Afghanistan as a M 249 Gunner. Jamie’s service ribbons and medals include: Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Afghanistan Service Medal and Combat Infantry Badge with M Device.

Jamie is survived by his brother, John Merrigan Jr., mother, Diana Sarni, father, James Allen Wade and his wife Gloria, stepmother, Karen Wade, grandparents, Janette and James Sarni, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A full military burial will be held in the veteran’s section of Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Drive, Marblehead on Monday, June 25 at 11AM. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.


  • Graveside Service with Honors Monday, June 25, 2018

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Andrew Jones

June 24, 2018

It was never about Jamie! He would send out a random message or call. It may start with something Jamie like, but always followed with how’s this or that going lately. He’d always remember the last thing you either talked about or were having trouble with. The conversation would always end with that unique laugh of his. He was able to do that even when nothing funny was going on. He always had a positive future plan for himself. This is a very sad ending for Jamie and all who knew and loved him. He was a unique friend to me, and I know I’m not alone on that. My heart hurts so deeply for all of Jamie’s family , friends and you very special guys who served with Jamie . He loved and talked about you all!!!

Meredith Morris

June 23, 2018

Dear Wade family,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Jamie. He had a heart of gold and we all loved him very much.
God bless you all during this difficult time.
R. I. P. Jamie. We love you dearly and you will be missed by us always; never forgotten.
You and your family will be forever in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Meredith, Mike, Tim and Emily Morris

A friend A friend

June 22, 2018

I am a nurse that took care of James. I often sat and talked with the Vets. Those were the best parts of my shift. I got to know him well. I am heartbroken. I am heartbroken for you, his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Wade

June 22, 2018

Goodbye by darling (step) son ... may 'God rest your precious soul' as spoken by my friend, Nanine. Her words get me through the day. You left us too soon but I understand. Your dad and I will forever love you.

Dave Connolly

June 22, 2018

Spent some time with Jamie in the VA. Wished I could have done more for his demons, but that was why we were both where I met my young Brother. My problems were from Nam but it doesn’t matter. The rucksack of memory and pain you carry can and sometimes does overcome the toughest of Grunts. I will think of his smile and laugh as I do all the boys in my memory. See you in Valhalla.

Chet Kruzewski

June 22, 2018

My condolences to all of the family, friends, fellow veterans and all the people he touched through out his life. I really liked jamie always made me laugh, had a kind heart and helped me when i was down. I will always consider him a brother .

Matthew Connor

June 20, 2018

Jamie, what can I say about Jamie. Well when I got to the unit before deployment he was the first one to come up to me and talk and we became best friends and became brothers. We all got home and had our demons we had to work out and some of us took longer than others and sadly some of us can’t fight threw them. I love you buddie that laugh and smile I’m sure was more than welcome in heaven when you see saint peter put in a good word for me and I’ll see you when my times done brother. I love you and you will never be forgotten.

Ross Dalton

June 20, 2018

Jamie and I both served in Afghanistan together with the 1-181st Infantry in 2010-2011. We met again at the Bedford VA in 2014 where we became friends and met again at the VA Last year in March 2017. Then in May while at the VA together. I recieved word that My father was dying and I asked Jamie to be a battle buddy for me and accompany me for a trip to the cape to visit my father which turned into us both making multiple trips to the Cape jamie did this because THAT is the type of guy he was... he did this because we dont leave anyone behind and to support me during that rough time and the eventual death of my father. Without that support I am not sure where I would be today. His character is beyond reproach and I would do the same for him if roles were reversed and was hoping to somehow return the favor...i write this now with tears rolling down my face because we are a family in the military and we support and help eachother. Jamie selflessly took these long drives back and forth from bedford to yarmouth atleast 4 times. I am deeply saddened over his passing and I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends. We lost another amazing young man who I look up to and try to remind myself to be as selfless as...

RIP brother... you have been relieved of duty on this plane of existence. We have the watch from here SOLDIER. I love you brother, UNTIL VALHALLA!

P.s. the photo I attatched was from last May on one of our trips to the cape while my father was dying. It was taken at a beach near the hospital in West Yarmouth. God, its hard to accept such a bright light is now extinguished. But you will NEVER be forgotten by your family, friends, and brothers in arms. Everyone you ever met I am sure has been touched in a positive way by your actions of kindness and genuine care for others. I say again, Never forgotten!!