James C. Spadaccini 01/07/2021

James C. Spadaccini

James C. Spadaccini, 86, of DeKalb Junction, died on January 7, 2021, at United Helpers Maplewood.  There will be a graveside service May 14 2021, 10 am,at the Union Cemetery, DeKalb Junction, Father Bryon Stitt officiating.  Jim is survived by his sons, Joseph and his wife Jodie Spadaccini of DeKalb Junction, Tomme and his wife Michelle Spadaccini of Vernon, CT, sister in laws, Frieda Spadaccini of Canton and Gloria Spadaccini of Russell, grandchildren, Anthony Spadaccini and companion Brie Gleason of South Glen Falls, Shawn Spadaccini and his companion Emily Pinckney of Canton, Jason Spadaccini and Matthew Spadaccini of Vernon, CT, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his siblings, Phillip Spadaccini, Michael Spadaccini, Nicholas Spadaccini and Mary Dawson. He was born on February 19, 1934 in the Town of DeKalb, to the late, Antonio and Anna Autunna Spadaccini. Jim graduated from the DeKalb High School in 1952 and married Sylvia “Sue” Bush on May 14, 1960 at St. Henry’s Church, DeKalb Junction, she predeceased him on January 17, 2012.  He worked as a custodian at the Hermon School and then the Hermon Dekalb Central School until his retirement in 1999.  While he was working at the school he also worked as a cheesemaker at Kraft in Canton.  He made many friends while he worked at Hermon DeKalb Central School. He was a parishioner of St. Henry’s Church and St. Mary’s Church, a member of the DeKalb Hermon and Senior Citizen Club. He was a Yankee and University of Connecticut girls’ basketball fan. He enjoyed gardening and trains.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Society of the United Helpers, 732 Ford Street, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good neighbor for 33 years. My mother also worked with him for many years and thought the world of him.

  2. Joe, Tomme & families, Sure hated to hear about your Dad passing. He was the “salt of the earth” and loved by everyone that knew him. Keep all your good memories tucked in your heart and remember he left this earth with his angel wings on!!
    Love to all
    Gail & Gar

  3. To the Spadaccini family, We are sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Marilyn Hyde and Wayne Wilber

  4. To the Spadaccini Family, We are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Herbie and Jim enjoyed visiting on various outings with the Canton Senior Citizens. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Herbie and Margaret

  5. Condolences to the entire family of Jim. A wonderful man of character I only got to know in speck of time to his 86 years, but certainly was privileged in my experience to. Nothing more humorously satisfying than experiencing two men of our quiet nature’s engaged in sitdown attempt at solving the woes of the world in which we almost had it figured out. God certainly good to me in allowing my path to humbly cross Jim’s when He did. Rest in peace Jim and thanks for being and sharing you in our short time together. Go Yankees!

  6. To the Spadaccini family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I met Jim at Hermon-DeKalb school. As a young teacher, Jim was the man who could find whatever was needed. I always
    appreciated his kindness and good nature.

  7. So sorry for you guys…Jim is such a good guy! All of those Spadaccini ‘s will straighten out any issues with the Yankees!

  8. Joe & Tomme –
    Al & I are very sorry about your dad. He was such a nice man. Al always enjoyed running into him at the post office and chatting. I liked beeping at him on my way home and seeing him at sprinkles! He will be missed. And now Freda… Hopefully they are all enjoying each other’s company in heaven!
    Take care!
    Allen & Julie

  9. Saddened to hear of Uncle Jims passing. He reminded me a lot of dad. Such a sweet man. Praying you find peace.

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