James E. Buonarosa
September 1, 2011
JAMES E. BUONAROSA – age 53, of Billerica, formerly of Woburn, September 1st. Beloved husband of Laura A. (McCauley) Buonarosa. Devoted father of Laurie J. of Dorchester and James P. of Orlando, FL. Loving son of Rose (Cirone) of Woburn and the late Joseph P. Buonarosa. Dear brother of Mary Ann Slater and Robert E. Buonarosa, both of Woburn, and Joseph P. Buonarosa of Danvers. Son-in-law of Betty and Dave Regan of Wilmington and Bill and Fran McCauley of Billerica, and brother-in-law of Ronald Slater, Billy McCauley, Lisa St. Germain, Sheila Regan, Sharon Lundin, and the late David Paul McCauley. Also preceded in death by his wife’s daughter, Michelle Lani McCauley. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 3rd, from 3 to 7 p.m. A Prayer Service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the James Buonarosa Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank and Trust, 303 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.
James E. Buonarosa of Billerica, formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill on Thursday, September 1st. The beloved husband of Laura A. (McCauley) Buonarosa, he was 53 years of age.
Born in Woburn, Jim was the son of Rose M. (Cirone) Buonarosa of Woburn and the late Joseph P. Buonarosa. He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1976. After his graduation, Jim went to work for Rivinius and Sons, Inc. in Woburn, and held the position of warehouse manager when he retired due to ill health several months ago.
Jim was the consummate outdoorsman. He loved animals, enjoyed fishing, and frequently traveled to the Lake Winnipesaukee area with his wife Laura. He was an enthusiastic NASCAR fan, an avid skier, and played baseball and softball in men’s leagues for many years. He loved to laugh and was a great jokester, always injecting a wry or sarcastic comment into a conversation. He was a great food lover whose favorite pastime was going out to restaurants.
Jim could always be counted on to lend a helping hand. He had a wonderful outlook on life, and even throughout his illness kept his sense of humor and upbeat, positive attitude.
Surviving along with his wife Laura are a daughter, Laurie J. of Dorchester and a son, James P. of Orlando, Florida, his mother, Rose (Cirone) of Woburn, a sister, Mary Ann Slater of Woburn and two brothers, Robert E. Buonarosa of Woburn and Joseph P. Buonarosa of Danvers. He was the dear son-in-law of Betty and Dave Regan of Wilmington and Bill and Fran McCauley of Billerica, and brother-in-law of Ronald Slater, Billy McCauley, Lisa St. Germain, Sheila Regan, Sharon Lundin, and the late David Paul McCauley. He was also preceded in death by his wife’s daughter, Michelle Lani McCauley.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, September 3rd, from 3 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the James Buonarosa Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank and Trust, 303 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.
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i remember jim from school at woburn high class of 76 my prayers to your family
Words cannot express the loss and emptiness of losing someone so good. My family and I are so very sorry for such a terrible loss. Jim was an upstanding guy…we will always remember him with a smile, and hope you find comfort knowing he meant so much to all who knew him. God bless your family. Rest in Peace, our dear friend. Thanks for precious memories.
Tucker and Susan
I wish I could be there to support you today. Please know that I am thinking of you and will be with you in spirit today and throughout the difficult days ahead. Hopefully, your warm memories and the love you have for Jim will help give you strength during this very difficult time. I know that Jim is smiling down on you right now and hoping that you can find comfort in knowing that he is at peace.
With sincere sympathy
Jimmy was a great person and a great friend. He was always there when you needed him. He was a trooper until the end, never complaining.
We will miss him so very much,
especially his contagious laugh…
Artie, Carolyn & Nick
So sorry for our loss. I didn’t know Jim as well as I might have, but I know he brought much joy and love to your life. We will miss him
Laura, Laurie, Jamie, Mary Ann, Joey, Bobby and Mrs. Buonarosa;
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Bunn, he was a wonderful father, husband, brother, son and friend. Bunn was always there with a story and a joke for us all. He will be missed. You are all in my prayers. Warmest Regards –
Robert H Mc Donough Jr
Jim made us laugh each and every time we were together. Family times and social events we could not help giving each other “scrap” -even on his last days he would have an expected come back -I loved that and will forever miss him! He most definetly was a one of a kind person and I will always smile and laugh when I think of him (as I am now) -miss and love forever!
Lisa & Saint
Jackie Albertian & Family
I’m very sorry for your loss Jamie and Laurie. He was a great man and one that I’m glad I got the chance to meet.
My family sends their love during this difficult time!
Laura,I am so very sorry that Jimmy is gone. He was a wonderful person, an friend. I shall pray for you, You know that I shall always be there for you. With all my love, will miss you so much Jimmy an your lovely smile.
Always Joanne McLatchy
We’re so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a great guy. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Judy and Mike O’Brien
Dear Mary Ann and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Deb emailed me this morning.
I know how you feel, I lost my brother two years ago and my mother last November. If there is anything we can do for you and your family, please let me know. Please pass along my condolences to your sweet mother.
Sandy Averill and family
I am a friend of Joe n Juile,
my sincere condolences to you n yr family..
“Death leaves a heartache,
no one can heal.
Loves leaves a memory,
no one can steal..
God Bless u all.
So sorry Laura for your loss. I had such great fun with both of you with many wonderful memories. My heart is with you. Jennifer Greene Bishop