James Lopes Camacho, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend, peacefully passed into the hands of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, fittingly on Fathers Day, June 20, 2021.
Jim was born in Hudson to Maria Beaulieu and Moizes Camacho on November 22, 1943. He is survived by his beloved sister Marianne Brodrick and his wonderful brothers Joey and Bobby Camacho.
Jim leaves behind his wife and high school sweetheart of 57 years, Bonnie Lee Camacho. He was the incredibly proud father to Julie, Jay (predeased in 2013), Matthew, Sarah and Kristen. He and Bonnie taught their children to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind for as long as they can remember.
Jim leaves behind many grandchildren that he loved immensely. Nick, Sam and Ben Nudler, Rachel, Leah, David and Rebekah Camacho, Brandon, Kimberly, Brian and Kayla Camacho, Faith Camacho, who he raised for four years along with Bonnie, and Alexa Dyer. In addition he was a great-grandfather to Javier, Toby, and Zion Keefe, Gabe and Shiloh Haynes, Haven and Lennon Cratch and soon to be baby Camacho.
Jim loved all of his many sons and daughter-in-laws, brother and sister-in-laws and grandchildrens wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends that were family to him. Throughout the years he ministered to many kids that became family as well. Jim never met a stranger, they were always a potential friend or family.
Jim was a friend to all that knew him. He had an illustrious career in hockey, sales, JC Sporting Goods, a sound engineer for many bands including Aerosmith, Bob Seger and Peter Gabriel. He then became involved with youth groups and ministered along with his family and his son Jay at Camp of the Nations in PA. He then had the opportunity to minister with his son Matthew at a residential home for troubled teens in NY. After returning to MA he ran Framework Consulting with his daughter Julie for many years. However, the career that most defined his life was Pastor, that is the career he volunteered through his last years at First Baptist Church, Grace Church, and Hope Church in New England.
Jim suffered from early onset Alzheimers for the past 15 years. In May of 2021 he was diagnosed with mouth cancer and passed away from it about a month after his diagnosis. The family is thankful to Christ that he did not have to suffer any of the long term effects of cancer and continuing decline of Alzheimers. He is dearly missed, but we are looking forward to the day we can be reunited in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers consider making a one time or a monthly donation to one of Jim's missionary grandchildren David Camacho in Nepal, Rachel Keefe in Columbia and Leah Haynes in Paraguay, please contact Julie Nudler at 978-495-2593.
A Celebration of Life will be held July 31st at Grace Church in Hudson, MA at 11:00 A.M.
Published by The Marlborough Enterprise from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.