Edward James Alexander
July 19, 1953 – April 6, 2018
Edward “Jim” Alexander, 64, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2018 in Scituate, MA. Jim was born in New York on July 19,1953, the son of Edwin and Florence Alexander. He graduated from Stowe High School in 1971 where he especially enjoyed playing basketball and soccer. After graduation, he went to work for the State of Vermont at the State Hospital in Waterbury working his way up to the position of Regional Manager for Vocational Rehabilitation.
In 1973, he married Mary Jo Ciaraldi and for many years they made their home in North Hollow with their daughter, Karen.
Jim retired in 2007 and they followed Karen and family to Colorado and then to Massachusetts. His grandchildren were his life and his entertainment. He cherished watching them each and every day from going over for coffee every morning to visit with Adeline to being on every sideline of every game for the boys.
Jim loved fishing and hunting with his brother Butch. He especially loved the many memories they made in building and using their deer camp in the Hollow along with their special times at Lake Willoughby.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Jo, daughter Karen Roche and husband Jonathan of Scituate, three grandchildren Alexander, Benjamin and Adeline, his mother Florence of Morrisville, his brother Butch and wife Linda of South Burlington, his brother-in- law, Tom Ciaraldi of Florida and several nieces. He is predeceased by his father Edwin, sister Barbi, and sister-in-law Barb Vogel.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Community Church of Morrisville. Following the service, Jim's family extends their invitation for you to continue to celebrate his life at The Charlmont in Morrisville. Please bring your favorite memories of Jim to share.
Many of the sports that Jim watched his grandsons play were through the Scituate Youth Center. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Scituate Youth Center, PO Box 757 Scituate, MA 02066 so that they may continue to enhance the sports programs for Scituate youth.
Celebration of Life
United Community Church of Morrisville
85 Upper Main St
Edward James Alexander
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April 20, 2018
Sending my love and remembering with great fondness our family visits to Stowe every Thanksgiving, and Mary Jo and Jim always so fun and giving to us younger cousins. There are few like Jim with his big caring heart and devotion to helping others. I am sorry we cannot all be together again now but you are certainly in my thoughts. XO Tracey
April 20, 2018
While words fail to capture the pain of losing Ed, I pray that you find comfort in knowing that he is resting peacefully, safe in the memory of our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father tells us; “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” – Isaiah 41:10; John 6:40. God will be with you and help you through this grievous time because he loves you and understands your pain. 1 Peter 5:7. My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
April 19, 2018
Sending all my love and holding you all close in my heart. Though I can't be with you Tomorrow, please know you are held dearly.❤
April 18, 2018
When my parents would take us to Vermont to visit my aunt and uncle which were Mary Jo's parent's is where I have several memories of Jim when I was growing up. I remember Jim's big smile and warm big hugs, he took me and my siblings to the movies and then for a driving lessons. He even put me on his lap and let me steer the car! Another fond memory, was playing cards, mainly Black Jack with match sticks or pennies! We had a lot of fun together, Jim was always kind hearted and willing to help anyone in needed. We will all miss him dearly, our thoughts are with Mary Jo, Karen and Karen's family,