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James A. DePaoli, 62

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  James Alan DePaoli, 62, of North Adams died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.

He was born in North Adams on June 27, 1960, a son of the late Olympio James and Ellen Ann Dickinson DePaoli.

Jim attended area schools in North Adams and was employed as a roofer for various roofing companies. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his earlier years, he loved riding his motorcycle.

Jim leaves his sisters, Susan Sucharzewski (Leon) of North Carolina, Janice Buck (Alfred) of North Adams, Lynn Perotti of Pittsfield, Marie Allard of Adams, a close friend and cousin Frank DePaoli, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Jim DePaoli will be private. Donations may be made to the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry through the funeral home. Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247, is entrusted with arrangements. To add to the book of memories please visit

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So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Wendy Dickinson
from: on: 01-28-2023

I have a special memory of Jimmy up on White Oaks Rd. Myself, my girlfriend Brenda and Jimmy all enjoying the summer weather and dancing outside the car to the song Jack & Diane. R.I. P Jimmy, and thanks for the fun and the laughter.
from: Pam Sistoon: 01-25-2023

So sorry to hear about Jim passing. I remember him as the pesky little brother from junior high days. He always greeted me with a hug and a smile whenever we ran into to each other. Condolences to Marie and your family.
from: Roberta Curranon: 01-24-2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a friend to me and always a gentleman. He will be missed .
from: Cindy Pecor Schneider on: 01-23-2023

Jimmy was one of the Walker street kids that we all hung around with growing up. Many a flag football game was played in his yard. He was a good guy who will be missed.

Condolences to his family on his passing.
from: Keith Starron: 01-23-2023

Janice, Lynn and Marie, I am so very sorry for your loss. He was always a jokester in our younger years. May your memories keep you going through this difficult time.
Hug's Spring (Dean) Williams
from: Spring Williamson: 01-23-2023

Marie and family, So sorry for your loss
from: Carol Greenbushon: 01-23-2023

Frank and family,
My sencerest apologies on Jimmys passing.
He was a wonderful friend all of my life. Such a happy go lucky and good man. Always a hard worker. I will miss him terribly. He will always be your personal Angel watching over you. Mine to. I am so very sorry. ????
from: Jacqueline cyr Andrewson: 01-22-2023

Frank I am so sorry to hear of James passing my thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.
from: Mathew Cantonion: 01-22-2023

Frank: My sincere condolences, Jimmy was a character! Blessings to your family, may he rest in peace.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 01-21-2023

Growing up in the Walker Street / Burnham Street neighborhoods, I remember all the Depaoli families and the central role they and their homes played in the memories of my youth. I remember Jimmy. He had a groovy looking red football jersey and convinced me to get the same at Giants store. He showed up at my house, grinning ear to ear, to show off his even groovier new purple colored "banana" bike. We were the same age and yet he seemed from a less repressed era. I had my first taste of beer at the bus stop in the driveway of the electrical substation when Jimmy showed up one morning with a can in hand. He seemed more knowledgeable about girls and had a freedom of expression that was salty to say the least. A natural athlete, he was always funny, and friendly. Jimmy was a unique individual. My condolences to the Depaoli family and may he rest in peace.
from: Tom Riordanon: 01-20-2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a true gentleman and friend.
from: Naureen Collins on: 01-20-2023

Janice so sorry to hear about your brother passing away. i knew the whole family when they lived on Walker Street. my Dad and family used to go and visit your parents all the time. I send out my condolences to the whole family. i will keep him in prayer.
from: wendy levesqueon: 01-20-2023

to the family so sorry to hear of jimmy's passing i can't remember running into him and not being greeted with a smile rest in peace
from: richard L lavariereon: 01-20-2023

So sorry to hear of Jimmy passing.
from: Marc Gaudreau on: 01-20-2023

Marie and Family I was so sorry to learn of your brother's passing on Face Book when you posted the beautiful flowers from your work colleagues. My sympathy is with all of you.
from: Mary Ellen Eliasenon: 01-20-2023

So sorry for your loss
from: Cynthia Krzeminskion: 01-20-2023

Marie, I'm so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
from: Steve Lescarbeauon: 01-20-2023

I'm so sorry for your loss
from: Sue perrason: 01-20-2023