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James D. Squires, Jr.

1965 - 2015 ADAMS Mr. James D. Squires, Jr. age 49, of 37 Park St., died Tuesday morning, Jan. 6 at Berkshire Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Pittsfield, Dec. 14, 1965, the son of James D. Squires, Sr. and the late Virginia M Neales Squires. He was educated in the local Pittsfield schools. An artist, Jim was the owner-operator of the 'Armory Studio,' which specializes in body art. Jim had previously worked with the project team at Berkshire RideFilm, Inc. established in one of older textile mills in Housatonic. The company designed, built and tested Universal Studios "Back to the Future Ride." He later became a part of the team which worked on both the Matrix II and X-Men films. Additionally, he was successful in other media as a painter, sketching and airbrushing images as well as sculpturing. Jim was a member of the Masons Lodge in Adams. He is survived by his son, Shaun D. Squires of Pittsfield; four sisters, Erin L. Harrington and Jennifer D. Miller, both of Pittsfield, Casey L. Squires of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ann Marie Belmonte of Adams; as well as his nieces and nephews, Jill Connolly and her husband, Tom, and their children, Milton Gasson, Jr. and his fiance, Lori, and their children. In addition, he is also survived by Alexander Harrington, Morgan Miletich, and Marco, Sergio, Tanya, Paolo and Anthony DiGiralamo. Jim is also survived by his friend and loyal companion, his German Shepherd, "Baygo." FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Saturday morning beginning at 11 a.m. followed with a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a newly established educational fund for his son, Shaun D. Squires, in care of the funeral home.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 9, 2015
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