James Everett "Jim" Plouffe
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James Everett Plouffe "Jim"

Age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully of complications from treatment for Lymphoma on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis.

Born in Boston, MA, James was the son of the late Paul Bernard and Margaret (MacKinnon) Plouffe. He earned a B.S. in Physics from Boston College and then served his country in the US Army as a Captain. For over 30 years, he worked for the DuPont Company in the Textile Fibers Department. After retirement, he taught Math at Wilmington University.

Jim volunteered his time to teaching decision making skills to the incarcerated and over the years, donated time to various other causes. He had a great love of dogs, running, the outdoors, the Phillies, and anything automotive. He had diverse interests and was an all around great human being.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul Plouffe. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 47 years, Frances (Vincent) Plouffe; his children, Kyle Miller of Bowers Beach, DE, Kami Miller and her husband, Bruce Morrill of Ravenna, OH, David Plouffe and his wife, Olivia Morgan of Washington D.C., Michael Plouffe and his wife, Marcy of Newark, DE, and Elizabeth Jordan and her husband, Alexander of Wilmington, DE. Also surviving are grandchildren, Nikki, Christine, Tyler, Everett, Vivian, Nathan, and a grandson-to-be; and a great granddaughter, Audrey. His also survived by his brother and his wife, William and Mary Beth Plouffe of South Freeport, ME and their children, Justin of New York City, Matt of Santa Monica, CA, and Margaret of New York City. Additionally, he is survived by niece, Francisca Munoz and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 9th at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4th Street and Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington where friends are invited to visitation after 9:30AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware, 100 West 10th Street Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fourth Street and Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2012.
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April 21, 2012
Jim was my supervisor for over a year at DuPont around 1992. He saved my job during downsizing and was a great boss. He was caring and helpful in every way. I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Prayers and condolences to the Plouffe family.
Larissa Looney
April 15, 2012
Sending our sincere sympathy on the passing of Jim. May your many memories comfort you to help you through this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.Take Care. Mary&Paul
Paul and Mary Mackinnon-walsh
April 10, 2012
So sorry to hear about your Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle and Brother. Our prayers are with you at this sorryfull time. May he rest in Peace in the arms of Our Lord.
Keir & Marjorie Johnson (MacKinnon)
April 9, 2012
Our sympathy to all of you on Jim's death. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Wayne and Linda (MacKinnon, daughter of Howard) MacLennan, PEI
Linda & Wayne MacLennan
April 9, 2012
The Plouffe Family,

My mom sent me the obituary and you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of Westminster and the creek.
Katie Kenyon
April 8, 2012
My heartfelt condolences at the passing of Jim. Jim and I worked together at DuPont. He was a very fine man.
Ruth Kelly
April 8, 2012
Mr. Plouffe was one of my instructors: he took my fear of math away- a none too small feat....a truely fine man- his loss will be felt.

His impact on my life was great, and I shall plant a tree in his memory- a flowering cherry- such beauty in Spring; a time of renewal and hope.

My thoughts and prayer are with you.
Anne Thomas
April 8, 2012
Sincere sympathy and condolences to family, friends and acquaintenances.
Lloyd Luzerne Thoms III, Greenville, DE
(Retired from DuPont Textile Fibers in 1986)
Lloyd Thoms
April 7, 2012
May the recollection that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of your Laurel High School classmates be of great consolation during this time of sorrow. Jay Waller
Jay Waller
April 7, 2012
Dear Fran, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a long time since we have seen each other but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alice Beardsley
April 7, 2012
My sincere condolences on the passing of David's father. Although I don't know others in your family, I wish you all peace and strength through this difficult transition.
Ralph Begleiter
April 7, 2012
My dearest Fran....I was shocked to hear the news of your husband's passing..I send my love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family...Much love Ken
Ken McCormick
April 6, 2012
Kami - so sorry for you loss; you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 6, 2012
Fran, Liz and family,
Kristine and I were deeply saddened to learn of Jim's death. We fondly remember those times when Kris was at your house and I would visit with Fran and Jim. God bless all of you at this difficult time.

Kristine Nolin and Nancy Ripple
Nancy Ripple
April 6, 2012
Fran, Liz and family,
Kristine and I were deeply saddened to learn of Jim's death. We fondly remember those times when Kris was at your house and I would visit with Fran and Jim. God bless all of you at this difficult time.

Kristine Nolin and Nancy Ripple
Nancy Ripple
April 6, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at DuPont many years ago. He was a true gentleman. Your whole family is in my prayers. He will be in Heaven for Easter.
Pat Lehane
April 6, 2012
Dear Fran and family - I am just now hearing about the passing of Jim - I am so very sorry. I loved how you wrote that he was "he was an all around great human being" - this is the impression I got over the 18 years we have been neighbors. Fran - I am so sorry for your loss - if there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to let me know. You will be in my prayers. Alice Conlin
Alice Conlin
April 6, 2012
Plouffe family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Plouffe's passing. He was my math teacher @ Wilm U, and I stopped in to check on him a few times over a couple blocks after I had class with him. What a great loss and a sad time for the Wilm U family.
J. Holman
J. Holman
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