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1925 - 2020
GENTILE, James Age 94, passed away on March 13, 2020. He was the loving husband of Joanne (Ledoux) Gentile, with whom he would have shared 55 years marriage this June. Born in Grotterio, Reggio Calabria, Italy on June 3, 1925, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Catalano) Gentile. James moved to the United States of America in 1935 and became a naturalized citizen in 1953. He was a construction manager for Drummey, Rosane and Anderson for many years. James was an avid sports fan and was very active in the Boxford and Woburn youth hockey and baseball programs. He also refereed college hockey. James and Joanne had been residents of Boxford since 1965. They recently moved to Brightview in Danvers, where he was affectionately known as "Mayor of Brightview." Jim's happiest days were spent walking his beloved Chatham Beaches and digging for the perfect clams to deliver to his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Joanne, he is survived by his children, Cathy and Dean Sedler of Wolfeboro, NH and John and Mary Gentile of Milwaukee, WI, his grandchildren, Carly Sedler and Nathaniel, Benjamin and Daniel Gentile, his brothers, Daniel of Sanford, ME and Anthony and Salvatore, both of Reading. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Francesco, Pasquale and Gino. A private Burial will be held in North Beverly Cemetery, Beverly. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' name to , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or for Parkinson's disease, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Online condolences available at www.LyonsFuneral.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 24, 2020
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