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ASHLAND - James M. Reera, 64, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013.
Jim was born and raised in Braintree, Mass.,and lived in Marshfield, Mass., for 10 years before moving to New Hampshire, first to Holderness, then to Thornton, and Ashland, Jim was a Vietnam-era Air Force veteran.
After joining the Marshfieldw Fire Department, he attained the rank of lieutenant, serving 10 years. He also served as chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the town.
He discovered another calling as a tax accountant and financial advisor, setting up successful businesses in Weymouth, Mass., and Ashland, and managing them for many years. He found great satisfaction in giving people helpful financial advice when they needed it most. He was awarded the 2011 Wealth Management Award by the Five-Star Select Group of New Hampshire.
He possessed a great deal of energy and a deep sense of adventure. He loved to ski, hike in the mountains, go on motorcycle trips across the country, motor his boat around Squam Lake, and be a supportive friend.
He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (Kalmbach); and devoted father of David M. Reera of Ashland; beloved brother of Virginia Cody and her devoted companion, Al Wood, Richard J. and his wife, Rosa, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Marilyn Mooney and her husband, John, of Beverly, Jack of Boxford, Mass., and his girlfriend, Jennifer, and the late Robert F. Reera; stepfather to Olivia Swartley of Raleigh, N.C.; beloved son of the late Matthew F. and Frances E. (Frisbee) Reera. He was godfather to Eric Reera, and was also a loving and attentive uncle and mentor to many nieces and nephews, some of whom he had unofficially adopted. He was blessed with many good friends, especially his dog, Lloyd.
He inspired the doctors, his family and friends with the way he fought mesothelioma, a rare and virulent cancer of the lung.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree, 74 Commercial St., Braintree, Mass., at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. His cousin, the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson will officiate. A procession will follow to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, where the service of committal will take place at 12:45 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family at the church, prior to the service, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. A New Hampshire memorial reception will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Common Man Inn, 231 Main St., Plymouth.
Jim asked that donations be sent to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA, 02130. Arrangements are by Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington Sr., Weymouth, Mass.

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Published in Union Leader from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013.
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June 16, 2016
It's gotten harder without you. I'm so sad and so wish you were here. I love you.
Linda (your sweetie)
Linda Kalmbach Reera
July 18, 2013
I just heard of Jim's passing. He will be missed. I only knew him From H D Vest chapter meetings but he was always the friendliest guy in the room. My sincere condolences to his family.
Andrew Lane
May 4, 2013
Just learned of this awful news! I knew he had been sick, however I had no idea! I am so sorry! He was so full of life! Always put a positive spin on everything. I loved this guy and will miss hearing his stories, laughing with him and the best was when he'd call me and say the IRS had called him for my address and were coming to get me. ... "The loudest cry under the sun above, is the silent goodbye to the ones you love. I will not weep or make a scene, I'll just say thank you life for having been" I'll miss you Buddy! Next time I'm hiking in the Whites you'll be at my side!
greg bruce hubbard
March 9, 2013
I am sure bonni and your namesake James will miss you dearly as well
February 12, 2013
Just learned of Jim's passing. So incredibly shocked. My deepest condolences to his family. Jim truly was one of a kind and will be missed by so many.
February 6, 2013
My deepest condolences to Jim's family. I just found out today that Jim had passed away. Jim and I met way back at Lakes Region VW-Audi when I used to take care of his car. I thought the world of Jim. He was a great guy. I will miss Jim deeply.
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david gosnell
January 29, 2013
Kevin and I would like to send our condolences to Linda and Jim's family. It has been a while since we saw Jim and Linda but have fond memories of the fun we had. Jim was never short on the stories! I am sure he will be missed by all of his family and friends.
Deb Morse
January 25, 2013
Jim, was a great guy - he always praised us regardless of how badly our business was doing. He will be sorely missed. We loved Jim. Carrie and Ted Gadbois
Ted Gadbois
January 15, 2013
I will miss you Jim, you will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for being like a father to me and for always making me smile. I have so many wonderful memories, I will never forget how wonderful you were to me.
January 12, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Reera Family, Jim's passing is a great loss. He lived his life to the fullest and all of us are blessed to have been touched by knowing him. Gerry and I were clients of his for over 25 years and even though we saw and spoke to him a few times (lots of emails!)during each year he took care of us in many ways, his teasing, his jokes, always "hey give me a number" of course it was his choice. He made money for us but far more he touched our lives which we are thankful for. God Bless you Jim, see you in you office again someday :)
Marilyn Wood
January 11, 2013
What a beautiful service today. We laughed, we cried, we sang, we said goodbye. Jim's love and friendship was and will always be a cherished gift. "Thank you" Jim, thank you for everything. Rest in peace dear friend.
Love and deepest sympathy to Linda, David and the Reera family.
Dee and Coleman Robbins
January 11, 2013
video screen shot from the engagement party
Jim, I never knew someone who could light up a room like you. I admit it took me time to "get" your sense of humor, but when I finally did, I really appreciated it.
The last time I saw you, you told me it was nice to see me smile. My friends and family who know what I was going through will understand how intuitive that comment was, and it will stick with me forever. It meant a lot to me.
Thank you for being you, Jim. We will miss you greatly.
Amy Donahue
January 11, 2013
The hole you are leaving in our lives is as large as the wonderful life you lived. We loved your stories, your smile and your friendship. You will be missed so much.
Bruce & Jan Ahern
January 11, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the Reera family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jean, Paul & Eric Markola
January 10, 2013
Rest in peace Jim, thanks for all the laughs, your generosity and friendship. I'll never forget you.......
Dennis Potter
January 10, 2013
Very sad to loose such a wonderful person. Jim will surely be missed by many. Our depest sympathies to Linda and David
Fred & Jeanne Stark
January 10, 2013
Jim, To a shining star far above, I hoped they realize what they were getting! To a real friend, Thank You. I can hear Your Welcome from up above! Love Bob&Caren Guthrie
Bob & Caren Guthrie
January 10, 2013
I was so sad to hear of Jims passing. I waited on him for many years and he loved his warm cider. Even in August , if he asked for it , he got it. He had a great laugh that I will miss .
Maureen (Moe) Walsh
January 10, 2013
Jim..we'll have a Molson Golden in your honor. We'll miss you..."thank you" now..farewell.
Alan and Kathy Uhlman
January 10, 2013
Jim was a kind and funny person. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many because he touched so many peoples lives.
Cheryl Magee
January 10, 2013
Jim was a truly great guy who will be remembered always. Our thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.
Ralph and Cathy Lyford
January 10, 2013
Love and prayers to his family. Jim taught me much early in my career and I have nothing but fond memories of my time working with him that I will cherish forever. It was an honor to know such a kind and intelligent man. Yet another taken far too early.
Theresa Norman
January 10, 2013
Jim, my New Hampshire big brother, words cannot describe what your friendship meant to me and my family. You were a TRUE friend, you will forever live in my heart. Jim was such a special person, I feel blessed to have known him.

Linda, David and family please accept my sincerest condolences on his passing. May God bless and comfort you.

Love, Joanie
Joanie Brand
January 9, 2013
It was an honor to know Jim. He was always very kind and always had a smile on his face. I always enjoyed his funny stories that he would often share with my and my family. Jim, you will be missed, rest in peace
Colton McGrath
January 9, 2013
We discovered the awful news of Jim's death today and are still in shock and terrible sadness. Jim was one of my students at Massasoit where I was a counselor helping students transfer. From Day 1, I knew this guy was different, just bubbling with enthusiasm for life. An accountant who tells jokes?! He loved it when my husband Dave brought in an enormous basket loaded with (fake) receipts and other papers, and said "Hey Jim, we're ready for you to do our taxes", and Jim's quick look of shock dissolved into hilarious laughter and it took us quite a while to all catch our breaths. He always reminded us of how he enjoyed our prank, with that big grin of his. He taught everyone who knew him how to live with joy. He was way too young to leave us all.

Now there is a new, bright, smiling star in the sky.
Joanne Meehl and Dave Balzotti
January 9, 2013
Jim, you were more than just an employer to me. You were a friend and you were a mentor. You passed on great wisdom to me that I will remember forever. It was an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure to have known you. Rest in peace, Jimmy.
Jacob Abbott
January 9, 2013
To Linda, David and the rest of the family he loved so very much I send my heartfelt sympathy and pray for God's peace to comfort you. Jim was a one-of-a-kind person and the truest of true friends. With no effort at all, he kept us laughing. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. God speed "little brother" your Georgia "family" loved and misses you.
Trudy Cron
January 9, 2013
Thank you Mr. Reera for your service to our country, rest in peace.
Barbara
January 9, 2013
David and Linda and Lloyd, my heart breaks for you, but what a wonderful legacy Jimmy has left for you. Who hasn't heard him say that life is a journey, not a destination, and didn't he live every minute with exuberance and passion and compassion. And courage. My dear friend Jimmy Who, you could make us laugh til we cried and shake in fear if we missed a tax deadline. I cherish your friendship and you will always hold a spot in my heart. Sit with the angels and smile as you remember a life well lived.
Shirley Lopes
January 9, 2013
"Uncle Jimmy" I will always carry with me great memories of time spent with you. You had a contagious personality. You were always like a brother to my dad whether you guys were on one of your many great adventures or being a supportive friend during the hard times we faced. You are family and I will always love and miss you !Rest in peace!~Andi
Andrea Savoie Howe
January 9, 2013
Joanna run 2010
"Uncle Jimmy" I will always keep with me a vivid memory of times spent with you and that feeling of love and support you radiated ! You were always like a brother to my dad through his tough times and all the great adventures you had together. I love you and will always miss you. Rest in peace-Andi
Andrea Savoie Howe
January 9, 2013
We will always love you and miss you Jim ... you were always the best!
Jack & Charron McDormand
January 9, 2013
Nitz I said!
David Reera
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two old tennis pros...
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Everyone who came into Jim's life has a story to tell....about how you met, experiences you shared....whether you knew him well or slightly.....for a short time or for a lifetime. Stories are what keep memories and love alive, so share your stories of Jim freely, and often. The universal thread weaving those stories together is the personal benefit of having known Jim. He will live on if we each adopt his philosophy of giving generously, living largely, and doing what we most love to do. I can hear him now, encouraging me to “keep smiling.”
Linda, you have my heartfelt sympathy during this time of great loss and sorrow.
Kathy Mann
January 9, 2013
My sympathies to Jim's family, colleagues and friends. His zest for life was contagious. His competent care, positive attitude and reassuring demeanor was palpable. I will always be grateful!

Wishing each of you cherished memories and peace.

Barbara Q. Faulkner
January 8, 2013
James Reera: Ultimate doer and giver!

Jim was a man who lived for life and lived for others. He was never afraid and he was brave enough to be the man he felt he should be. I loved the man that Jim was, and I believe the things that made Jim the hero to me he was are what we all loved about him. Chivalry, justice, honor, compassion, integrity, determination, love, stubbornness, respect, and ubiquitous heart are words that describe the man Jim was. Jim was loyal to a fault and the words that he spoke rang with the sound of truth. He was all about goodness and doing what he thought was right.
Dear God, help me be half the man he was and is!
Jack McDormand
January 8, 2013
Can't believe you are gone Jim .... we have such a history from way back when in Marshfield ... Trinity and all ... we love you ... will always miss you! So sorry David and Linda ... let us know if there is anything you need .... sending good thoughts and prayers.
January 8, 2013
Jim, Linda, and Shaun (Keystone, CO - July 2007)
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Jim and Linda (Keystone, CO - July 2007)
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Jim and (a very pregnant) Mel. (Keystone, CO - July 2007)
January 8, 2013
Jim was larger than life, we can't believe he's gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and David and all of his family. He will be missed so much. We"ll never forget his amazing smile and kind heart.
Barb&Bill Johnson
January 8, 2013
Oh Jim, all the smiles, laughter, and love we've shared you will always be in our hearts. Special moments, special memories, Santa visiting the boys on the fire truck will never be forgotten. There will be another bright star to say goodnight to in the heavens. We love you always.
Jack and Kathie Pattison and Family
Kathie Pattison
January 8, 2013
Dave- You have been in my thoughts. Good luck on Friday, you will be around so many that love and care about you and your family. Wish I could be there.

Katie
Katie Hinton
January 8, 2013
Our condolences to Linda, David and the entire family. We as friends can only begin to feel the sadness you feel. We all love you Jimmy!
The Braun Family
Carl L (Buddy) Braun III
January 8, 2013
Jim was one of a kind. Always greeted us with a smile, a kind word and a funny story. We feel honored to have crossed paths with Jim in this lifetime. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and the rest of Jim's family. He will be missed and never forgotten.
-Jack and Kerrianne Houghton
January 8, 2013
We are very sad to hear of Jims passing. The world has lost a very kind and caring man. I will miss visiting and chatting with you and am so glad to have met you.I will always
remember you.
Tony&Lindsay Crispi
January 8, 2013
I always looked forward to seeing Jim each year. He made doing our taxes fun, if that is possible. My condolences to all his family and friends. He was a great person and will be greatly missed.
Lisa Leonard
January 8, 2013
There are people that enter our lives and make an indelible mark on us. Jim,, you are a boulder amongts rocks, bigger then life itself. I and others have been benficiaries of your friendship and wisdom. Although I will miss you, I will always remember you.

I'm so glad you were in my life.
Danny
Daniel MacNeil
January 8, 2013
Like everyone else who knew Jim, we were shocked and extremely saddened to learn that he lost his battle with mesothelioma. Jim first became our tax accountant, then our financial adviser, and then our good friend. There are no words to express our sorrow. We have all lost a wonderful friend. Our prayers go with his family.
Alan and Elaine Kemp
January 8, 2013
Mr. Reera was the best, happiest guy one could hope to know. Every year we looked forward to the hour we could spend with him. Hearing of his great adventures and pride of David. He always told me to enjoy the ride. I hope that I can enjoy it half as much as I know he did. Love,
Thomas and Amanda Underwood
January 8, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. He was always so full of life. Condolences to his family.
Donna
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You will always be in my heart ,and never forgotten. Love you very much.
Stacy Parker
January 8, 2013
You will always be in my heart. And never forgotten. Love you very much.
Stacy Parker
January 8, 2013
Jim lived a life well lived. His contagious upbeat energy followed him everywhere. You can truly say he loved and cared for people. We love him and feel very fortunate that he was a part of our lives. Tax accounting and financial advising was a true calling for Jim. He has helped guide us through some challenging times. We will forever be saying “Thank you Jim” and we will miss hearing him say “You're Welcome”!
We will not be able to go to New Hampshire without thinking about Jim and our trips out on Squam Lake. Racing across the lake tubing will forever be a cherished memory for our son Liam, nephew Alex and nieces Danielle and Hannah. Jim also took my Mom, Leona, who was ninety years old at the time out for a boat ride but couldn't get her tubing.
Linda, David and the rest of Jim's family please know you have our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
Marilou & Bill Dolan
January 8, 2013
Jimmy, I miss you
love linda
Linda
January 8, 2013
Jimmie we will miss you old friend, my condolences to your family on your passing.
January 7, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that we extend our most sincere condolences to the family and many,many friends of Jim.As clients of his and in numerous social settings over the years we never came upon him without him having a smile on his face and always at least a touch of laughter in his voice,and he never failed to inquire as to the well-being of our family.His passing is a stunning loss for those fortunate enough to have known him and our world was a better place for Jim having been in it. Peace and God Bless.
Chris and Caroline Brennan
January 7, 2013
Love you Jim, you will surely be missed as our accountant but most of all a wonderful friend!
Tony and Jeannette Scalese, Brewster, MA
Jeannette Scalese
January 7, 2013
Jim was a wonderful great and great teacher and a motivator. His love and zest of both life and people were uniquely powerful and he helped me through some touch times. He was a dear friend whom I greatly admired and
I will always remember his wisdom and sense of humor. My best and sincerest wishes to Linda and David.
David Moriarty
January 7, 2013
We are so sad to hear about Jim. He was an amazing person who loved life and he was so proud of his son David. We enjoyed seeing Jim once a year during tax time and hearing about his travels and adventures. We will really miss him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Kim and Tony LaTerza
January 6, 2013
David and Linda – Words just cannot express how shocked and saddened we were to hear of Jim's passing. It broke our hearts. We seemed to only see him at tax time but he always set aside extra time for us to tell us of his adventures and show pictures of the things he had done that year and listen to us tell about our year…considerably less exciting. Last year he was still recovering but we were all sure that he had this beat. We ended with hugs and kisses and got to tell him that we loved him. He had such a zest for life and love for his friends, family, and Lloyd of course. There is nothing that he would not do for you. David – he was soooo proud of you and always spoke of such love for you…and your friends too. I cannot imagine how much he will be missed by all that knew him and loved him, but especially his family. I know we will miss him dearly.
Jan, John, Erin, and Brett Hevey
Jan Hevey
January 6, 2013
Jim was so good to me and my wife and kids. A true friend which is rare to find. Someone who was always there for you whenever you needed him. We are saddened at the knowledge that we won't be able to continue to experience Jim's larger than life, vibrant personality but grateful that he is in a better place. Dave, Linda...you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob, Chris, Shane, Kaitie and Keirra Bartley
Bob, Chris, Shane, Kaitie and Keirra Bartley
January 6, 2013
Jim & Jim Shaw AFB May 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful friend, we will love you and miss you always, You will not be forgotten.
Jimmy & Carol Taylor
January 6, 2013
I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I went to Braintree High School with him and remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
marcia (Mills)Ferguson
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