James Verdon

James K. Verdon

Friday, November 23rd, 1923 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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James K. Verdon, Jim, 96, of Franklin, passed away peacefully at Golden Crest Assisted Living. He was born in Lincoln RI and raised his family there. He also lived in Eastham and Douglas MA., as well as Tilton and Franklin NH.

He worked for NE Telephone Co. for 40 years as a PBX Specialist and repairman. He served in WWII as a Corporal in the Army Air Force. He was stationed in India, China and Burma and received many Army Air Force Certificates of Appreciation and honors for contributions made.

Jim was a member of the Limerock Grange for many years as well as 4H Clubs while in school. Jim loved gardening, sports, and woodworking throughout his life and in his early years was a song and dance man, performing in several Minstrel shows. He also loved to “jitterbug” and watch Western movies with his wife, Jean.

He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years Jean (Tessier) Verdon who passed away last year. He is also predeceased by a daughter Jean Verdon, who passed away in August.

Jim is survived by a son, James K Verdon Jr. and his wife Diane, of Port Charlotte FL, and two daughters, Joyce E. Verdon of Belmont NH, and June E Laprade and her husband Bill, of Meredith NH. He is survived by 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

He is also survived by a brother, John Verdon of Lincoln RI and his wife Thelma, a brother in law, Alvin Tucker of Lincoln and a sister in law Pearl Dellinger of Woonsocket RI and her husband Ralph, and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents George W Verdon and Kathleen (Keaney) Verdon, his brothers, George and Joseph Verdon and his sisters, Susan Verdon, Kathleen (Verdon) Rivet and Anna (Verdon) Tucker.

Services will be private.
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    Highland Memorial Park
    Johnston, RI 02919


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June Laprade

Posted at 08:30pm
Hi Dad,

Laid you to rest today with Ma. Will miss you terribly but are happy that you and Ma are together again. Hugs and kisses always,
June , Bill, Molly and Joey.

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