James "Jimi" Principe

August 29, 1968November 3, 2018

James L. “Jimi” Principe, age 50, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 3, 2018. Born in Fall River, MA a son of Sadie A. (Cabral, Alves) Principe and the late Giacomo L. “Jack” Principe, he was a lifelong resident of Warren.

A skilled gardener, he created beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and also enjoyed fixing computers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his three sisters, Lu Ann Groves of Bristol, Rose Ann Tannock of Warren and Jo Ann Violette of East Freetown, MA; ten niees and nephews, Stephanie Chenard, Bethanie McKinley, Anthony St. Angelo, David St. Angelo, Julianne Nicholson, Kurtis Chubbuck, Suzanne Violette, Lauren Violette, Emily Violette and Thomas Violette; ten great nieces and nephews and one great great niece. He was the brother of the late David L. Alves.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Avenue, Warren. Burial will be private. For tributes and directions,


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Cordelia A Rodrigues

November 7, 2018

Rest easy to a beautiful soul, sorry to lose such a great person who always worried, cared, and tried to help others. Rest easy my friend!

Susan DeFusco Innes

November 7, 2018

My 💓 goes out to Jimi's family and friends..Since I've been living in Kentucky for the last 7 years, Jimi and I would chat via Facebook messenger quite often sometimes into the wee hours of the next morning.. I'm going to miss our chats..But we go way back to the late 80s when Jimi and his family took my brother Jay into there home..At that time I gained another lil brother..I will always love ya, Rest easy..Till we meet again.

Sheila Lienczewski (Anderson)

November 7, 2018

This was a real shock. My deepest condolences to all of Jimi's family and friends. Jimi you spent alot of time at our house with my brother Billy and the rest of the D & D club.
My fondest memory was of such a thoughtful gesture you made on my behalf on a Valentine's day way back in high school. You knew I was dreading going to school on the day they handed out roses. You anonymously sent me a Rose! You really made my day. I will never forget your kindness. Rest in Peace my friend.⚘

Amanda Chase

November 7, 2018

It was not long ago when me jimi went to the warren beach had a great time i miss u so much and wish we had more great times to share u were a great man who will be missed by alot of people love u rest in peace ❤🐢and miss stanley miss u also and jason defusco ur brother aka best friend

Brenda Barboza

November 6, 2018

My deepest condolances to Jimi's family and friends. Jimi was always a kind and gentle soul. We could go years without seeing each other but when we did it would be a trip down memory lane. I'm so happy I got a chance to see him this summer. He was always fun and such a sweet guy. May you rest in peace my friend. God bless you.

Gabby Leocadio

November 6, 2018

Jimi, we were friends for our whole lives.... Good times bad times all of it. I will always love you my friend. ❤

JudyAnn Montalvo

November 6, 2018

To: The Family Of Jimi Principe, I send you all comfort over your way. This Sorrowful time also saddens my heart. Jimi walked the grounds in his environment with the touch of Nature. His compassion with gardening showed the roots of his friendship towards all of us. Jimi, you will also be looked upon me as my Wizard, and with your wise knowledge you did care to share. When I was in the lodge on November 4th. The 4th round Jimi appeared in a great strong spirit appeared on the 3rd stone. May you rest at home with our Heavenly Father and be with our Brother Jesus R.I.P!!!! I Love YOU ((((HUGS)))) :(

Michelle Tanner

November 5, 2018

Jimmie I remember when I saw you last it was at the gas station you were so happy to see me I haven’t seen you in a while I’ll always remember that day you were such a fun person God Bless you and your family ❤️

Jennifer Warner

November 5, 2018

Sorry for the loss of jimi . He was very kind and caring . Always there to give me a hand if i needed help . My condolences to you and your family louann . Your in my prayers Im here if you need me . Hard to believe well never see him again . He was also so kind to my daughter .Anything you need im here . May god bless you and your family .RIP JIMI ❤