James J. Kieffner

Born: Mon., Mar. 24, 1952
Died: Sun., Sep. 8, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 13, 2019
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 14, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Uxbridge- James J. “Jim” Kieffner (affectionately known as “Papa”) died on Sun. Sept. 8, 2019 at Hartford Hospital following a tragic motorcycle accident. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara J. (Miller) Kieffner.

         James is also survived by three sons, David J. Kieffner of Pawtucket, RI, Jeremy M. Kieffner and his wife Allison of Norwell, and Zachary D. Kieffner and his wife Andrea of Halifax; four grandchildren, Benjamin, William, Samuel, and Sadie Kieffner; brothers and sisters Lorretta Ann Kieffner, Helen Kieffner, William Kieffner and his wife Jeanne, Grace Guzzardi and her husband Steve, Patricia Beliveau, and James Monroe; several nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family, and many, many great friends.

         Born in Queens, NY on March 24, 1952, Jim was the son of the late James and Grace (Hicks) Kieffner and grew up in the NY/NJ area. He was a graduate of Newton High School, NJ Class of 1970, and has been an Uxbridge resident since 1989. He worked for many years as a mould maker in Milford, MA for the Ardagh Group Glass Manufacturing Company until his retirement last year. Jim was very outgoing and enjoyed connecting with friends, fishing, camping with his family, eating spicy food, riding his Harley Davidson, and taking pictures.

         Jim’s funeral will be held on Sat. Sept. 14 with a Mass at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will be privately held at a later date following cremation. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be held on Fri. Sept. 13 from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to: The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.JackmanFuneralHomes.com

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Jon & Petra Bangs
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Jim will be missed by everyone that met him. He brought so much love, friendship, and humor to the world. Jon & Petra Bangs (Navion)

Rosemary and John Patterson
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Our hearts are with all the Kieffner family during this terrible time. James was loved by so many people, for so many reasons and will be missed terribly. RIP James.

Donna Brombacher
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Dear Barb,
Please know that you are being thought of by so many in our RV family. Our hearts are broken knowing that our friend, Jim, is no longer with us. He was such a kind man whose impact on our lives will never be forgotten. Because of Jim, the world was a better place and I will miss his witty sense of humor and his sage advice. I mourn with you and send my deepest sympathy to you and to your family...his memory will live forever in the hearts of all of us who also loved him.

Lisa Coyne
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathy to Jim’s family. I did not know him in person, but enjoyed him being a member of the Global Patriot’s Riot Squad, and every year I knew he would be there with all the rest of us, watching, chatting, and just having fun! He will be missed, and I heard about his accident through that group—we were all so saddened to hear this. RIP Jim.

Barbara Castonguay
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was a great friend. I will miss seeing his happy face at our get togethers. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Mark & Christine Johnson
   Posted Thu September 12, 2019
As I am typing this, I am still in disbelief. Jim was such a great man and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Shortly after I retired, Jim reached out to me and we were going to get together over the summer. I had several projects going on and suggested we get together in the fall instead. A decision I will regret for the rest of my life.
I am so saddened by the loss of my friend and cousin.

Allan & Peggy Stitt
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
Sending our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Flor De Maria Rattray
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
Jim was a friendly guy. My coworker and friend. It was so horrible to hear what happened and I offer my most sincere condolences to the family. Nothing can be said to take the pain of a loved one away but know that his spirit will live on in the memories and happy times he has left with with all of us. God bless you and give you strength through this tough time.

Michael Pellegrini
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences 🙏. I wish we had known each other years ago but our short friendship was a blessing. Your a good man Jim, we’ll all miss you and all the wonderful experiences you have shared. Thanks for coming to my sons ride and honoring my loss. It was a pleasure and an honor meeting you June 23rd, 2019. I know you wanted to come next year so we’ll hold a candle for you in your memory. I know what your family is going through but it’s these times we come together. Say Hi to Steven for me. Mike

Mike & Sue Stanfill
   Posted Fri September 13, 2019
We barely knew you and Jim but by Facebook, felt we were truly friends. We will miss Jim’s wit and wisdom on the View/Navion Group; but more importantly we will pray for your family to find peace and comfort through our Lord Jewsus Christ. Barb, we are so very sorry for your loss of your precious Jim.

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