James F. Denaro

Born: Wed., Nov. 30, 1955
Died: Mon., Oct. 26, 2020

Funeral Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 29, 2020
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond

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DENARO, James F. of Burlington, formerly of Watertown and Arlington, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October  26, 2020 in the Brigham & Women's Hospital after a long illness.  He was 64 years old.  Born in Newton, Jim grew up in Watertown.  He received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Education.  For many years he worked at the family business, Automatic Cone Company in Cambridge which had merged some years ago with the  Por-Shun Company that specializes in the  distribution of fine dairy products throughout New England.  Jim also remained active in the new company.   Beloved husband of Elizabeth P. “Beth” (Ziegler) Denaro for over 26 years.  Loving son of the late Emma C. (Corbo) and Domenic F. Denaro.    Dear and devoted father of  Matthew and Emma Denaro of Burlington. Devoted brother of  Betsy R. Lavery and her husband, Tom of Gurnee, IL. Nephew of Marguerite Fasino of E. Weymouth and Margaret  Draskovich of FL.  Loving brother-in-law of Barbara and Randy Tindell of FL and Richard D. Ziegler, Jr. of  FL. Devoted uncle of Sean and Tiffany Lavery, Mark Lavery and Brian Lavery all of IL., and Kristen and Kelly Tindell of FL.  Jim is also survived by his adoring great-niece and great-nephew and several cousins.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Jim’s visiting hours in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home,  52 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, Thursday, Oct. 29   from 4-7 p.m. with COVID-19 protocols: face masks, social distancing and limitations of attendees. Because of the family’s love and concern for family and friends, all other services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in James’  memory to the  Emma C. Denaro Endowment Fund to support Lymphoma Research,  c/o MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Ste. 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101, giving.massgeneral.org or to Dana Farber Cancer, Lymphoma Research/Dr. Jennifer Brown, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445  would be sincerely appreciated.  www.swdfuneralhome.com

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