MILLERS FALLS - James F. Sanders, 66, of Millers Falls, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
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Born Aug. 29, 1946, in Springfield, James was the son of the late James and Kathleen (Benoit) Sanders.
He was raised in Amherst and was educated in local schools, later attending Smith Vocation High School in Northampton.
James has resided in Milers Falls for 15 years. He was a renowned musician, playing in several area bands.
James is survived by his two sons, James Sanders of Springfield and Matthew Sanders of Salem; his daughter Margaret Menard of Westfield; his sister Nancy Sanders of South Hadley; his grandson Rylan Paul Menard; and his girlfriend Barbara Saalfrank.
A graveside service for James will be held Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Forestdale Cemetery in Holyoke.
Donations in James' memory may be made to the Sanders family, c/o James Sanders, 111 Mayher St., Springfield, MA 01104.
The Ahearn Funeral Home in Northampton is in charge of arrangements.
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Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on June 29, 2013