James A. CeloneApril 26, 1929 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 88)
James Celone, (age 88) of Bristol, died on October 30th at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Leonora (Medeiros) Celone for 65 years.
Born in Bristol, he was the youngest child of Paul and Mary (Lanzire) Celone. He was a 1947 graduate of Colt Memorial High School and a 1951 graduate of Bryant College now Bryant University.
Mr. Celone was employed by Wardwell Lumber Company for 40 years, before retiring as Vice President in 1991. He was a real estate developer and involved in many projects in town.
A member of Wanumetonomy Golf Course for over 50 years and the Woodchucker’s Golf League, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with his many friends. He was also a member of the Leonardo DaVinci Lodge.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son Peter and his wife Christine, and daughter Lee Ann Nunes and her husband Alan, and grandchildren Michael, Nicholas (Abbie), and Sarah Celone, and Andrew (Samantha) and Alex Nunes, and great-grandchild Marshall Nunes. He was the brother of the late Marie Sullivan, Josephine Gancz, and brothers Louis, Sam, and Ralph.
Jim will be remembered for his kindness, humor, and humility.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol. Visitation will precede the service from 9:00 AM. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice of Newport and Bristol County, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 02871. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions please visit www.sansonefuneralhome.com
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