James J. Ranieri

  • Born: December 4, 1937
  • Died: October 24, 2018
  • Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother


James J,. age 80, of Havertown, passed away peaceful at home on October 24, 2018.

He was born December 4, 1937 in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia where he often talked about his experiences of growing up with his neighborhood friends. After marrying his wife of 52 years, Barbara, they moved to Havertown where they raised their two children, Jamie and Stephanie. He worked most of his life for the National Marine Manufacturing Association organizing and managing boat shows nationally.

He enjoyed playing golf and relaxing on the beach, but his true passion was singing. As a young adult, he performed in clubs in Wildwood, NJ and later in life he performed in many shows at local theaters.

He is survived by his one and only love, Barbara (DeOrio), son James J. Ranieri II, daughter, Stephanie Grimaldi (Piero), 5 adoring granddaughters, Jacqueline, Brianna, Victoria, Alexis and Giovanna. Brother, Victor.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing on Thursday, November 1st, 6pm-8pm and Friday Morning 9-9:45am at the Danjolell Memorial Home of Broomall, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008. Funeral Mass 10:30 am St. Pius X Church. Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for your loss of such a friendly, kind, and true gentleman. God Bless you and your family, and may you find comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by Edward & Marie Stevens - Boiling Spring Lakes, NC - Family Friend   November 01, 2018

What a great guy, he will be sadly missed.

Posted by sabina ciccone adams - Naples, FL - Family   October 31, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2018

My heartfelt sorry to Barbara ,Victor and family,I will always remember his great smile and friendship. I know he is in Heaven with that great grin looking down on us and probably singing a tune. He will be greatly missed.
I am also sorry that I am away and cannot make the Mass. Mike Verrekia

Posted by michael mikeverrekia@hotmail.com - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 29, 2018

Thoughts & prayers to all of you.

Posted by Maureen Traynor Lintner - Miami, FL - Neighbor   October 28, 2018

Barbara & Family, Sincerest condolences.

Posted by Vince Di Stefano - Cochranville, PA - Friend   October 28, 2018


Posted by PAT LAINO - CLIFTON HGTS, PA - Friend   October 27, 2018

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