James L. Jim Tupper, 54, of Wrentham, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Anna T. Eberwein-Tupper and father of three beautiful, talented children Justin J. Tupper, Julia L, Tupper, and Christina E. Tupper. Born in Springfield, Vermont on June 1, 1959, he was the son of William N. and Joyce Tupper. Jim leaves behind his two brothers, William D. and Cathy Tupper, Jay and Robin Tupper, loving in-laws, Mary Eberwein-Farley and Richard Farley, Howard J. and Irene Eberwein, Jr., Howard (Jake) Eberwein III and Lareina Higuera, Dale and Lynn Duquette, and 10 nephews and nieces. Jim was raised in Chester, Vermont and educated at the Green Mountain High School. He was the proud owner and operator of Jims Automotive Center in Norwood for thirty years. His shop was awarded the Readers Choice Award, the Best of the Best by GKM National Independent Service Corporation for sixteen consecutive years, and was featured on Angies List. He was a dedicated professional who built his successful business on the values of honesty, integrity, truthfulness and hard work. He truly loved and cared for his customers and work family and felt a deep responsibility to help people in their time of need. Jim often performed charity work over the years, such as donating both repairs and vehicles to Family and Community Resources in Brockton. While Jim had an exceptional work ethic, outside of work he combined his passions for both photography and the natural world, capturing many stunning natural and wildlife images. His photographs were selected by the Massachusetts Audobon Society and featured in the Unique in Nature Art Exhibit last spring. While his work and artist pursuits were important to him, Jims greatest joy and love was his family. His three children, Justin, Julia and Christina, and his wife Anna, offered inspiration and meaning in all that he did. Jim loved to be around his family at home, traveling, and in the Berkshires. He was his childrens number one fan, cheering at soccer, basketball, and baseball games, track meets, and art shows. Most importantly, he enjoyed many quiet moments with them by the campfire, enjoying a cup of coffee, or fishing at the beach. Jim will be forever remembered as a dedicated father and husband, a good friend, and as a strong, independent leader who had deep faith and was compassionate and generous to those in need. He will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends attended a memorial service on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 AM in the Plainville Baptist Church, 62 South Street, Plainville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to George Mellicks Pan Mass Challenge ride and Dana Farber Cancer Research at https://www2. pmc.org/donation.asp, Egift ID: GM0080. An online guestbook may be found at: R.J. Ross Funeral Home
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Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 24 to May 1, 2014