SPRINGFIELD--James “Jim” L. Staples, 92 of Springfield MA, passed away on Friday the 10th of May 2019. He is reunited with his loving wife of 56 years, the late Eunice(Jordan)Staples. Jim was born on July 7, 1926 in Ludlow MA. He married Eunice E. Jordan, on November 25, 1946, after returning home from his Naval service during WWII. Together they raised their three children, Priscilla “Anne”, Loring and Brian in the Pine Point area of Springfield where he resided for more than 65 years until his passing. Hardworking and dedicated to providing for his family, Jim retired from both the Teamsters after more than 30 years and the City of Springfield after an additional 20 years. As a member of the Pine Point Community Council (where he served as both President and Vice President during his tenure) he headed the traffic commission, tirelessly advocating for the improvements he believed would make his city a better place to live. He was a self-made man who took great pride in both his home and his family. Jim is predeased by his parents, Gladys and Emanuel Tells, his wife Eunice Jordan Staples and his siblings, sister Evangeline(Peggy), brothers Joseph, Patrick and Anthony. He is survived by one sister Margaret Anne Brunelle, three children, Priscilla Anne Staples, Loring James Staples married to Cynthia and Brian Jordan Staples. Two granddaughters, Laurie and Kelly; Two grandsons Ryan and Carlton and five great grandchildren, Haylee Kayla, Kyra, Isabella and Brady. Several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors who have remained in his life through the years. His family remains appreciative of his devoted caretakers Michaelle Joseph and daughter Isabel Joseph along with his steadfast friend James Theriault. Visiting Hours for Jim will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA 01129. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10 am in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 417 Boston Road, Springfield MA 01109 followed by Rites of Committal and interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, 1601 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund (in care of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute- 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115.
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