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James William "Trapper" McNeice

1934-2012 CHESHIRE James William "Trapper" McNeice, 78, of 4828 30th Place South West, Naples, Fla., and a longtime Cheshire, resident died Friday, September 7th, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Born in Pittsfield on April 29, 1934 a son of the late Vincent and Katherine Bourne McNeice. He attended schools in Pittsfield and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran. Mr. McNeice was a steam fitter for 52 years retiring in 1993, he had worked for many local contractors including, M.W. Heating, Robbins and Gamwell, Cayburry Plumbing, Harrington Plumbing and Ralph Williams Plumbing. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters #151. He was a communicant of Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, a member of Vergennes Vermont American Legion Post 14, a member of the Cheshire Rod & Gun Club, a member of the Pittsfield Sportsman Club and the Cheshire Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

He leaves his wife the former Patricia A. Bullett whom he married March 16, 1957 at St. Joseph's Church in Pittsfield. Three daughters, Kathleen M. McNeice of South Carolina, Belinda Ramsdell and her husband Dean of Bryan, Texas and Deborah A. McNeice of Cheshire, Six sons, Bruce M. McNeice of Savoy, Mark D. McNeice and his wife Betty of Pittsfield, Joseph F. McNeice and his wife Jennifer of North Adams, William T. McNeice of Clarksburg, Paul J. McNeice and his wife Jule of Adams, and Sean P. McNeice of Lanesboro, 17 Grandchildren. One brother, Brother Savio S.A. McNeice of Brockton, Mass. and one sister, Ann Costanzo of Pittsfield.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the DERY-CHESHIRE FUNERAL HOME, 121 North State Rd. Cheshire, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, celebrated by the Rev. David Raymond, pastor. Burial will follow in the Cheshire Cemetery. Calling hours at Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials in his memory may be made to Soldier On in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 445, Cheshire, Ma. 01225.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 12, 2012
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