James Edward Bardelli Jr
After battling Pancreatic cancer for 18 years, James (Jimmy) has left us to join his wife, Christine (Johnston-Vancho) Bardelli in heaven. Jimmy was the ﬁrst son born, in Bridgeport, to James Bardelli Sr of Wilton and Mariette Bardelli of Manchester, CT. He went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown Middle School then graduated from Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury, CT. Soccer was Jimmy’s sport of choice, playing goalie. He was the best goalie, the opponents feared him. He started playing soccer as a goalie for the Traveling Strikers of Newtown and played as far away as California. He played little league baseball in Newtown, was chosen to play in the All Star game, then became the MVP as the catcher for his team.
Jimmy went on to work in the construction ﬁeld as a heavy equipment operator. He worked at several companies such as Mondo Construction, J & M Construction, Haynes Construction and Supreme Industries. Jimmy taught several young labors how to properly run heavy equipment for which some started their own companies and years later reached back to thank him for sharing his knowledge. He was a perfectionist in everything he did.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Larry and Sylvia Bardelli, his maternal grandmother, Dora Groves, his uncles David and Gary Bardelli and aunt Gale Groves.Left to remember and cherish Jimmy are his father, James (Sandra) Bardelli and his mother Mariette (Jean-Marie Sevigny) Bardelli, two brothers, Gary (Patty) Bardelli and Steven (Tiffany) Bardelli. His children Joseph and Gabriella Bardelli, Nicholas Vancho and Tanhya (Richard) Schimel and three grandchildren, Isabella and Nicholas Vancho and Rielle Schimel. He also leaves three nephews, Camron, Kyle and Ryan Bardelli, many aunts, uncles, friends and a special mother-in-law, Cathy Johnston. And three very special friends, Ed, Johna and Jimmy, who were always there for him.
Jimmy never stopped ﬁghting, even mowing the lawn and weed whacking to perfection the day before he passed away. Perfection to the end, now Rest In Peace buddy, we love you.
Services will be held at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home at 235 Main St North in Southbury, CT on Saturday, July 31st 11:00 to 1:00 followed by a gathering at Elenni’s Italian Ristorante & Pub, 40 Sherman Hill Rd #3611, Woodbury, CT.
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