James J. Dandeneau


CUMBERLAND – James J. Dandeneau, 73, died May 28. He was the husband of Jacquelyn (Sheehan) Dandeneau, and the father of Father Stephen Dandeneau, assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bristol.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary (Moriarty) Dandeneau. He resided in Cumberland for the past 43 years, previously residing in Warwick.

He was a United States Air Force Veteran, attaining a rank of Airman First Class, and was employed as an electrical engineer for Raytheon Company, Waltham. Mass., for 33 years, before retiring in 1995.

An active member of the Civil Air Patrol where he enjoyed recreational flying, he was an avid golfer, a HAM radio operator, and a student of the Italian language.

He was a longtime communicant of St. Aidan Church, where he served as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion.

In addition to his wife and Father Dandeneau, he is survived by two other sons, James J. Dandeneau Jr. of Fairhaven, Mass., and Thomas Dandeneau of Clayton, N.C.; three daughters, Michele Morelle and Mary Chandler, both of Cumberland, and Catherine McCourt of Lincoln; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 1 at St. Aidan Church. Burial with military honors was in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.