|James M. Argentieri
HORNELL-James M. Argentieri, 84, of High Street, passed away early Tuesday morning (Nov. 6, 2018) at Elderwood in Hornell.
Born in Hornell on Aug. 2, 1934, he was a son of the late Silvino and Dorothy (Feeney) Argentieri. On Sept. 30, 1957, he was married in Hornell to the former Phyllis M. Bennett, who predeceased him on June 24, 2018, after 60 years of marriage. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his two brothers, Robert Argentieri in 2012 and Francis “Babi” Argentieri in 2017.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Jim was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1952, where he excelled in football and track and was inducted into the Hornell High School Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He also attended Alfred State College and proudly served his county with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to his honorable discharge in 1955.
Before he retired he was employed for about 37 years with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); following his retirement he became employed part-time as a consultant with Labella Associates.
Throughout the years Jim was involved with Sunday School Basketball and was instrumental in establishing the Hornell Sports Night for Special Olympics along with forming the Midget Football league and served as a coached for many years.
He was a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church and St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell, a member of the Hornell Council No. 243, Knights of Columbus, the Arthur H. Cunningham American Legon Post No. 440 and the Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell.
Jim especially loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
His loving family includes his three sons, Patrick (Sandy) Argentieri of Livonia, Mark (Colleen) Argentieri and Jimmy Argentieri all of Hornell; his seven grandchildren, Patrick (Julie) Argentieri, Kayleigh Argentieri, Emily Argentieri, Eric (Nicolette) Argentieri, Daniel (Alyssa) Argentieri, Johnathan Argentieri and Wyatt Argentieri; his great-granddaughter, Maveric Argentieri; his brother, William “Chop” Argentieri of Hornell; also his sister, Mary Agnes (Donald) Crosby of Hornell; as well as his many nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of James M. Argentieri.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9, 2018) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to join his family at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 10, 2018). Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
The United States flag and the Marine Corps flag will proudly fly at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in recognition of Jim’s military service.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
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