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. MealeyFuneralHomes.com