WESTFIELD - Brian George James, 35, died peacefully at home Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
He was born Feb. 9, 1977, in Holyoke. He grew up in Huntington and graduated from Gateway Regional High School in 1995.
Brian attended Springfield Technical Community College for auto mechanics. He owned and operated B & D Variety in Huntington. He served on the Huntington Board of Health. He also worked at Springfield Mack in West Springfield. Brian most recently worked as assistant service manager for Camerota Truck Parts in Enfield, Conn. Brian enjoyed Nascar, camping, shooting, beer tasting events and especially spending time with family and friends, including several special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Brian leaves his recent wife Sandi (Bongiovanni) James; his parents, Jon and Diana (Dahill) James of Lyman, S.C.; his brothers, Doug James of Duncan, S.C., Andy James and his wife Amber of Monson; his mother-in-law Sue Bongiovanni; brother-in-law Kevin Bongiovanni and his wife Shelley; and his sister-in-law Pam Gonzalez and her husband Ivan.
The funeral for Brian will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St., Westfield. Calling hours will be held 2 to 5 at the funeral home on Saturday before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Brian James Memorial Fund, c/o United Bank, 10 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085.
Burial will be in Norwich Bridge Cemetery in Huntington at the convenience of the family.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 31, 2013