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James D. Wheeler, Sr.

November 13, 1935 October 9, 2014
James D. Wheeler,  Sr.
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Funeral services with Military Honors for James will be held on Saturday, October 18th at Ludlow Funeral Home.  Visiting hours will be from 12:00-2:00pm concluding with a Celebration of Life Service at 2:15pm.  Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
James D. Wheeler, Sr., 78, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2014 with his loving wife by his side. Born in Pittsfield, Ma, son of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Lear) Wheeler, he was a graduate of Pittsfield H.S. and the Stockbridge School at the University of Massachusetts. James was a Proud United States Marine Veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict.  He was also a Golf Course Superintendent for nearly 20 years at Worcester Country Club, and then for the town of North Attleboro before retiring. James was a gentleman who enjoyed spending time with his family; especially the trips to Florida and casinos with his wife Marge. 
James leaves his beloved wife of 7 years Marjorie Rae (Vincent) Wheeler; and was predeceased by his late wife Maryellen (DaSilva) Wheeler.  He is also survived by his loving family; son James D. Wheeler, ll,  (Lisa), and their children Jessica, James D. Wheeler, lll, Nathanial, and Katie; son John H. Wheeler (Jenny Dewar); his step-children Kim Evans (Steve), Michael Quaglietti (Lisa), and Jeanne Guertin and her children Christina, Hannah, Aidan, and Jordan; sister Carol Meineker; and also leaves many extended family members and dear friends including his sister-in-law Adeline Chrzanowski; longtime friend and fellow Marine Jack Vincent and his wife Josie; and many beloved nieces and nephews. 
The family wishes to thank all members of Wingate at Wilbraham Nursing Home for their empathy, compassion, thoughtfulness, and care of Mr. Wheeler; as well as their consideration of Mrs. Wheeler during his stay.

​In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to the favorite charity of one’s choice.

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