I just recently heard about my cousin, Jimmy-Bo's passing. We grew up together, his mom and my dad were siblings. We were in Jan's wedding together!!!Oh the times at the Bolton Lake House!! Sherry and Jan, I am so sorry. He was the best.
I have had the distinct pleasure to know Jim as a friend and colleague for over 30 years. We spent time together at work and best of all we shared a great love of life. Jim's quirky sense of humor was always evident, as was his love for his family.
Jim was very highly regarded in his profession as a real estate appraiser. Our trips to court to testify against each other were always professional and courteous, and afterwards we would have lunch and share a laugh about someting totally unrelated.
Jim's boating adventures are legendary, he could find a rock or sandbar at a moment's notice. Navigational charts were definitely an option. The good news was he usually returned to the dock, sometimes under his own power, but always made it back home with another story to tell. Jim always found personal time for those things he enjoyed with frequent family ski trips and 20 years of summer vacation on Casco Bay in Maine. He also found time to be with his friends. The outpouring of support at his memorial service is a testimony to the number of lives he touched.
My family's thoughts and prayers go out to Amanda, James and Haley. We have lost a good man but know in your hearts he will never be forgotten.
Howard B. Russ, Waterford, CT
We will miss Jim's coming along side us in real estate matters. He was always kind and considerate. When I worked in Norwich @ 257 Main Street for John Shields many, many years ago, his real estate firm was in the same building then known as the Riess Agency. After I retired, Jim assisted me when my Dad passed in reviewing my Dad's properties and later ours. I will miss his kind smile and willingness to help. Thank you for the obit; we learned alot more than we ever knew about him. He leaves a void behind. May Jesus comfort you in your loss. Ted & Carolyn Grey, Colchester, CT
Amanda and children, I was so sorry to read Jim's death notice in the Day yesterday. He certainly lived a full and active life. The years since your wedding seemed to fly by and I'm glad for you they were filled with such good times. Again I extend my sincerest sympathy to you all. Fondest regards
Jim's dad was my mentor in business and through him I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Jim and eventually Amanda. From the beginning you always knew that Jim would enjoy life and family until the end. Unfortunately the end came well too soon. Amanda, enjoy your family forever, and remember all the great memories.