Of Malden. The Picardi family would regrettably like to announce that our beloved husband and father, James, has been brought home to God after a brief illness and second stroke.
Born in Malden to his mother Constance and father, Rosario. Brother to Richard and the late Stephen. After meeting during their high school years, he became the loving, supportive husband to Karen (Meuse) for 48 years. During those years they spent many happy times of celebrations, holidays, day trips, and vacations. He was also the most amazing, caring father and supporter to Lisa Marie, her companion Jamil and Michelle Elizabeth (Cunningham) and her husband Steve. He devoted all his time and love into raising them well into their adult years. All until he had the #1, love of his life, granddaughter Aubrey Elizabeth that came into his life in 2014.
He spent most of his days fixing things around the house and cleaning the yard. He was a devoted Catholic. He volunteered his time every Saturday to Sacred Heart Parish at 4pm to help with collections. His love for Dunkin’ and his family is what he ran on. His last 6 years of life had been residing at The Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford after a brain tumor and stroke diagnosis. He fought through; infections, two rounds of the Corona virus, heart attack, pneumonia, and several illnesses during that time. All through whatever came his way, he had the loving compassion of the staff that treated him and our family like family. We will be forever in their debt. James will be deeply missed by all and live in our hearts forever.
Visiting hours were held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden on Monday July 31st. Funeral from at the funeral home on Tuesday August 1st followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating James’ life in Saint Joseph’s Church, Malden. Interment was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.
In lieu of flowers donations in James’ memory may be made to Tufts Medical Center-Michael Neely Neuroscience Center giving.tuftsmedicalcenter.org or Courtyard Nursing Care Center, Resident Council Fund, 200 Governors Ave., Medford, MA 02155.