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LIMPERIS, JAMES October 20th, 2015 was the first day that Jim Limperis ever stopped living. He passed away at his home in Seekonk, MA, in bed with his family, after a one-year battle with stage IV brain cancer called glioblastoma. Jim was 59 years old but anyone who ever stepped in his bright light will tell you that he had the spirit of 3 teenagers and the heart of a child. Jim Limperis was born in Lowell, MA on January 31, 1956. He was the first child of Michael Limperis and Angeline Aggelakis. He grew up in Lowell and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a BA in Business and later earned an MBA at Indiana University. It was there that his passion for running was born and grew to include 7 marathons, becoming a founding member of the Wampanoag Running Club and never missing a single day of exercise in 35 years even if it meant running in place in the back of a bus on a 24-hour ride. In his professional life, Jim was a contract negotiator, purchasing manager, and high-tech salesman. He worked at Motorola for most of his purchasing career and at Electronic Sheetmetal Craftsmen, for most of his sales career. Regardless of his position, his business cards always read "The Bow-Tie Guy". Jim is survived by his treasured wife, Linda Limperis, their two adoring children, Alyssa and Mark Limperis, his sister, Linda Curran and by his proud parents, Michael and Angeline Limperis. Jim met Linda Karol at a Greek Dance on February 2, 1980, which he relentlessly reminded us was the luckiest day of his life. After asking her to dance only once, he called his father to tell him he had just met his wife. He then called Linda's college a dozen times to get her address, sent a dozen roses on Valentine's Day and he never left her side since. They were married two years later on November 21, 1982, at The Church of the Annunciation in Cranston, RI and after listening to the two chatter nonstop as they held hands at the altar, the priest announced that he had never witnessed a couple so excited to get married. All would agree that the only thing to make this already attached couple more thrilled than being legally bound was to bring two children into the world. And what a world they created for them. They poured every ounce of their boundless energy and beautiful souls into their two children. They never missed a track meet, a birthday or an opportunity to say how proud of them they were. They filled the house they built with friends and laughter and palpable love. Jim radiated love. He proved to us that there is no such thing as a bad day and that love is visible in actions and in always being there and that the sun is a gift to be opened and how to work really, really hard to get what we want and to never say never and how to infuse laughter in every situation and to use the cashiers' names and that it never hurts to ask and to always pack sneakers in case there is a race, and how to make a parade out of dead sunflowers and how to see a single patch of snow and deem it sufficient to ski and how to never pass a farm without mooing at the cows, and how to bring light into every room and leave people feeling happier than they did when they entered, and how to wake up every single morning and be grateful that we were given another day and to take that day and pack 5 normal human days into it. This is how Jim Limperis lived. And when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he didn't change a thing about his life. He kept living the exact same way he had before. He has taught us how to live: to see life as the opponent of death and to play hard. And by those rules, it was a shutout. Come celebrate Jim's life on Saturday at 8:30 am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a funeral service at 9:30 at The Church of the Annunciation, Greek Orthodox Church, Oaklawn Ave., Cranston. Burial will take place at the Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk, MA. VISITING HOURS: Friday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Adult Brain Tumor Fund, c/o Patrick Wen MD, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 to help fund brain cancer research and to save other families of this heartbreak. Visit nardolillo.com for online condolences.
Published in The Providence Journal on Oct. 22, 2015.
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November 6, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Juan was such a character and was a great pleasure to know him. Jim had a great love for his family and will be sadly miss by so many.
Cindy Vincelette
November 5, 2015
Jim will be dearly missed by all in the "Lakes Region" where I and my family enjoyed his tremondous and warm ((Energy)).
Stay strong Linda for I do believe Jim will be watching over you and your family ((HUGS)) Melissa Kelley
November 2, 2015
Dear Linda and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I did not know that he was sick. I will always miss seeing him run (fly,soar) in the front of the race pack.He was always kind and supportive.I love how he loved you.
Judy Thompson, Rumford, RI
October 31, 2015
So sorry to hear about Jim, I only spent a week with you both but could see how special your relationship was, not many get to experience that kind of love. My prayers are with you now
kim kautzman
October 30, 2015
Beautifully written. xoxoxo,
Emily Smith
Emily Smith
October 27, 2015
I am so sorry to hear that Jim passed. I have fond memories of Jim from our wonderful trip to Costa Rica a couple of years ago. My heart goes out to Linda and family during this difficult time.
Xiou Wang
October 27, 2015
Limpeis family,Dear Linda Alyssa and Mark,
You have my deepest Heartfelt condolences , May Jim rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless,
George( Ginger's Brother from FL.)
October 27, 2015
Limperis family ,Dear Linda Alyssa and Mark, You all have my deepest Heartfelt condolences . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May Jim rest in peace,
God Bless,
George (Ginger's Brother) from Fl.
October 26, 2015
So very sorry to hear about Jimmy! We go way back to when we were first born! My parents were introduced by his Dad, Mike! I only wish we had kept touch over the many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Wonderful write-up about Jimmy! Please accept our condolences. Love, Lynn (Mercier) and Chuck Marcella
Lynn Marcella
October 26, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

Helena Hantzes
October 25, 2015
I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I was a fellow brother in Phi Psi. Although I was older I remember him when he joined. Best wishes to his family.
Robert Bombardieri
October 25, 2015
What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I have known "Jimmy" my entire life. In fact, if it weren't for Jimmy's parents, Mike & Angie, I wouldn't be here - as they were the people who introduced my parents! It has been many years since I have seen Jimmy but I recognized his smile the minute I saw his picture in the paper - and although I knew he had been ill, my heart still sunk to my feet. I am sad for his family and his friends and for all of the people who didn't have an opportunity to meet him.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones. God Bless & take care! Lisa (Mercier) Lynch
Lisa Lynch
October 25, 2015
Soooo very sad but also joyful. Jim knew how to love life and I know I will see him again... Please Linda know I will call you in 3 mos. or so. Healing is so hard. He was a "special person" please call me if you ever want to. I have lots of space in Narraganett to heal.
October 25, 2015
We are so very sorry . . . our condolences to Jim's family and friends. Teddy knew Jim many years ago; played basketball and baseball together, alter boys together, and fraternity brothers in college. Jim is in our prayers.
Teddy and Denise
Ted Kacavas
October 24, 2015
To Jim's wife and family: I did not even know this man but I just read his obituary and I feel that it is my loss that I never had the pleasure of knowing him. He must have been such a wonderful human being - and whoever wrote that obituary did an outstanding job! I know your lives will never be the same without him but know that someday there will be a beautiful reunion in Heaven - and it will be so sweet! There is a new angel in Heaven, and his name is Jim.
Mary Kirane
October 23, 2015
I knew Jim many years ago as Jimmy when he was best friends with my brother John Noran. Jimmy was a wonderful person. I am so sorry for you loss. Condolences to the family.
Joan (Noran) Carr
October 23, 2015
We will always remember Jim as an avid library user. He was always pleasant and so cheerful. We've missed seeing him over the last year and hope that, now, he's using Heaven's library! Seekonk Library sends deepest sympathies to Linda, Mark and Alyssa.
Mary Ellen Siniak
October 23, 2015
My heart was heavy and then I read the beautiful tribute of Jim's life and I was uplifted. My heart goes out to Linda and the whole Limperis family. I am very proud to have known Jim and his bright light.
Caren Guthrie
October 22, 2015
Bow ties, thoughtful conversations, a quick and easy laugh and proud stories about his family. I will miss Jim but I know that he is still with us in every kind thing we do in his memory.
Kelly Fox
October 22, 2015
Another bright star lost to this world, but oh how he shone when he was here. We hope he has met George and the two of them are driving all the couch potatoes crazy. Our deepest love and understanding to all of you who loved him so much.
Chuck & Hilda Bokos
October 22, 2015
So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the Limperis family. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.
Paula Dionisopoulos
October 22, 2015
When I was in High School, I would go to Jim and Linda's house for math tutoring. Out of our many conversations, it was this very simple one with Jim that has stayed with me through the years.."I can't do math, I will NEVER get math", I said. Jim replied so sincerely, "But you have a great smile...and you'll ALWAYS have that." He was the best of all of us. We are so sorry for your loss.
Heather Lavin-MacKnight
October 22, 2015
I had the pleasure of doing "comedy boot camp" with Jim. I will always remember him as a gentleman that always had a smile on his face and a kind word. It was an honor to have met him. My most sincere condolences.
Pat Harrington
October 22, 2015
In the small amount of time I new Jim professionally he was a pleasure speak with and know. My sincerest condolences to his family in their time of grief.
Stephen Palazzola
October 22, 2015
I am so sorry for you loss.
Lucio Serpa
October 22, 2015
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family during this difficult time. I hope the promise found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring you all some comfort. Knowing there is a future hope for our loved ones lost to death can be so reassuring.
Vernon Sewell
October 22, 2015
Jim will be missed he was a great person to his family my deepest sympathy for your loss. Rest in Peace
Hans Grabau
October 22, 2015
So sorry for your losses Linda I loved seeing you and Jim running around. You two were like little kids running around
Manny Amaral
October 22, 2015
We remember Jim with love and a smile! Angela and Denise Panichas
Denise Panichas
October 22, 2015
Having only been with Jim a few times, I can easily understand the impact his life had on the people he knew. Seems to me that whenever Jim met new people he saw it as an opportunity to make a new friend and he had many. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family as they mourn his loss and celebrate his life.
Chuck Arneson
October 22, 2015
So sad to hear of Jim's passing ,what a wonderful special person he was.
Joe Feula
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