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Jeffrey Cardinal, 53

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Jeffrey Allen Cardinal, 53, of North Adams died on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Jeff was born on Feb. 17, 1969, in North Adams, a son of Valerie Beauchamp Cardinal and the late Charles Cardinal.

Jeff attended local schools and graduated with the class of 1987 from the Machine Tech Program at McCann Technical School, where he was the proud captain of his football team. Jeff was employed for 16 years by Wilk Builders as a contractor. Not only was he employed by Mark, but the Wilks became a second family to Jeff.

Jeff will always be remembered for his fun-loving personality, zest for life, and ability to make everyone laugh. His big smile could light up any room; he was the life of the party and the biggest jokester. He was hard-working, and a phone call away to anyone who needed a hand! He never gave up and fought to beat cancer up until the final days. He was an avid Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan. He even received the support from Red Sox Hall of Famer, David Ortiz aka Big Papi and was recently able to FaceTime with him. His last trip to Fenway included time spent in a suite, seats in the second-row dugout, and an experience in the WEEI radio booth where he was able to meet one of his icons, Joe Castiglione. Jeff also enjoyed his scratch tickets, time spent outside, fishing with his buddies, and gardening.

Jeff leaves his beloved daughter, Brittany Cardinal and her partner, TJ; his mother, Valerie Cardinal, and his partner, Nancy O'Brien. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. He was predeceased by his brother Stephen Cardinal in 2018. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the community for all of their love and support; this fight wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services for Jeffrey Cardinal will take place on Friday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at Southview Cemetery in North Adams. Services will be live streamed through the Flynn & Dagnoli Facebook page. A celebration of life will follow at the Greylock Club in North Adams. Donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, PopCares, or the David Ortiz Children's Fund in care of the funeral home. Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes- 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247 is entrusted with arrangements. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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To the family of Jeff Cardinal I send my deepest condolences. May your memories and love sustain you in this difficult time.
from: Cindy (Pecor) Schneider on: 08-05-2022

Britt- I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Keeping you in my thoughts.
from: Ali Hageron: 08-02-2022

Jeff was a good man. My condolences to his family and friends.
from: Art Barbeauon: 08-01-2022

Valerie, Wishing strength for you and your family. It has been a long tough road for all of you.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 07-30-2022

I’m very sorry to hear the news about Jeff passing, although we haven’t spoken in many years we attended school together and I have a lot of fond memories of Jeff.
We had a very close group of friends back then and we really had some fun times. My condolences to his family.
from: Jason Krutiak on: 07-30-2022

I'm so sorry for your loss
from: Mike Mongeonon: 07-30-2022

Valerie, sorry for your loss
from: Brendaon: 07-29-2022

I am so sad to hear of the passing of your dad. My deepest condolences!!????
from: Becky Brownon: 07-29-2022

I am so sorry he was a wonderful person
from: lynn Laampiasion: 07-29-2022

It is with such sadness to learn of the passing of Jeff, I seen him a few wks ago at Big Y and had a brief chat with him,I give my condolences to the family.R.I.P.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 07-29-2022