James "Jimmy" Alfred Quagliaroli, 72, passed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2022. Jim was born on April 25,1949 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Alfred and Norma Quagliaroli. He served in the Army National Guard from 1967 through 1973. Jim was a longtime member of the Teamsters and drove for various beverage distributors throughout Connecticut.
Jimmy was truly one in a million: a devoted father, husband, and brother; an exceptional friend; generous, selfless, and wise beyond social norms. Jimmy lived a full life, and would happily spend hours entertaining you with madcap stories about the odd jobs he held, anything you could possibly want to know about every car he had ever owned, his latest woodworking project, and more. An avid cyclist, his commutes on a 3-speed would later carry over to hauling his kids around in a bike trailer. Some of his favorite moments were spent around the card table with family. He loved to golf and spent hours on the course with his faithful foursome.
From attending running races all over New England to mentoring his family in BMX bike racing, Jimmy placed his family at the heart of everything he did. In recent years, his granddaughter, Wyola, was truly his joie de vivre. Although they lived in different countries, he and his "little pumpkin seed" connected through art, food, guessing games, and an unbreakable bond of love.
He is survived by the love of his life, Vicki; his two children, Jesse (Kelly and her daughter Zoe) and Crystal (Unal and their daughter Wyola); and a sister, Mary Ann (Wallace). He also leaves behind countless family and friends around the globe, all of whom will miss him dearly.
He is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Norma Quagliaroli.
A privately held celebration of life will be held at a time to be determined by his surviving family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Teamster JC 10 Scholarship Fund, 544 Main Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129, or by phone at (617) 241-0485.