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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Gina Stidham
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
I am so very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I always enjoyed working with Jim over the past 15+ years in the cone business. He was definitely someone who could brighten my day with a call or email! My deepest sympathy to his family. He was one of the great ones!

Margaret Cain Anderson
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Dear Beth, Matthew, Emma, Betsy and Tom!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Jim was a wonderful person who was beloved in the ice cream industry for his honesty and his commitment to always to be there for his customers who eventually became his friends! His legacy will live on forever for his dedication and love of the industry!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!
Margaret Cain Anderson

michele a hassler
   Posted Thu October 29, 2020
To The Denaro Family-
We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He fought his lymphoma for a long time and I am so glad that Dr. Brown was able to guide him all these years. He was always a pleasure to see around the Dallin area, and the kids knew that your house was a good house to run to if anything was ever wrong. Although it has been awhile, I am sure you have many good thoughts coming your way from Arlington. Please stay safe and take care. <3 Michele, Jim, Rebecca, JJ and Edward Hassler

Sister Susan John Daughters of St. Paul
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Dear Beth and family,
Thank you for letting us know of the recent passing of Jim. He was a good friend of our community of Sisters, Daughters of St. Paul. I always enjoyed seeing his smile whenever I visited him, and then at the convent we all enjoyed his ice cream cones! May our merciful Savior comfort you all, and bring Jim to Heaven to receive his eternal reward.
With the prayers of all the Sisters. Sincerely in Jesus and Mary.

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