Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home

James Arthur Cornacchia, 63,

    James Arthur Cornacchia, 63, passed away at home on March 3, 2019. James was born in Framingham, MA on March, 3, 1956 and lived most of his life in Hopedale, MA. He married Susan (Quagliaroli) in 2001. They lived in South Kingstown, RI, since 2005. James was the son of Arthur J. Cornacchia and Dorothy M. (Murray) Cornacchia who both pre-deceased him in 2007. James earned his baccalaureate in U.S. History from Framingham State College, a Master of Arts in American History from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Library Science from Simmons College. He worked as a professional librarian for Raytheon Company since 1988, retiring in 2014 as Library Team Leader from Raytheon’s Portsmouth, RI, location. In 2015, James (along with his adored cats Libby and Zeke) accompanied his wife, Susan, to Germany where she held a civilian position with the United States Army. They returned to their home in Rhode Island in 2018.

    James leaves behind his wife, Susan; his sister Frances (Cornacchia) Jencks, and her husband Robert, of Barnstable, MA; brother-in-law, Michael Quagliaroli, and sister-in-law, Teresa Quagliaroli of Enfield, CT; brother-in-law Donald Quagliaroli of Alabama; nephews Robert Jencks, Michael Jencks, and Gregory Beaudry; and nieces Christy Quagliaroli and Devon Ploof. In addition to many special family members and friends, James leaves behind beloved cousins David M. Durgin, and his wife Deborah, of Northborough, MA, and their sons Andrew and Jonathan. James’s family would like to express their gratitude to all of the family, friends and colleagues who have been sources of support and friendship.

    A memorial gathering and service will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 10 am to noon at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford, MA.     

    A luncheon gathering for friends and family, will take place after the service. James will be buried near his family in the Hopedale Village Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the American Cancer Society. A fund in James's name is set up at: . James was an avid supporter of animal rescue groups. He would also have been honored by donations in his memory made to Animal Rescue Rhode Island

Guest Book

So sorry to hear of his passing. I always knew him as "Jay;" we were in a sociology class at FSC. My prayers for you in your loss.
Virginia Meldahl

Dear Dave and Deb - So sorry for your loss. The FItzgerald's will be making a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Rhode Island in Jim's name and will have a Mass of Rememberance said at St. Rose in Northborough for Jim. God Bless Sue and All of you ...
Bill Fitzgerald and Family ...

Susan: I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing at such a young age. He was a good librarian and person. I know he treasured the time he had with you. You were the great surprise of his life. I can only pray that God and family with comfort you during this difficult time.
Mark Baldwin

My deepest condolences to Jim's family. Growing up in Hopedale and living very close to the Cornacchia family I have many fond remembrances of the good times we had as kid's. I also enjoyed seeing Jim when there was a gathering at the Durgin's. Jim, rest in peace.
Ron Stanas

Dear Sue: we at AEL are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We'll fondly remember his jokes and his smile.
Ann L.

Dear Sue, We are so sorry to hear of Jay's sudden passing. We are blessed to get to know you and Jay thru Dave and Debbie. In this time of testing...we ask Almighty God to bestow His Choicest Blessings upon you and the family...not only in this time of great loss...but always. With Love and Prayers, Dick and Pearl
Deacon Dick and Pearl Martino

So very sorry think of you both often remembering our cruise fun. Be at peace knowing all that you shared.
Henry & Susan Ohrenberger

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