James Greene

September 27, 1961 - December 13, 2021
James Greene

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On December 13, 2021, the very dedicated, loving, loyal, generous, and selfless James Greene, left his cherished family and friends on earth, to join his cherished family and friends in heaven.

His remarkable journey began in 1961 in the ‘BRONX’, where he lived with his parents, sister, and brother; the family later moved to Patchogue and he found the love of his life, and made her his wife. They had a son and daughter together. He worked long, hard hours in HVAC his entire life, and taught it as well, while remaining dedicated to his children, making sure he attended, coached, and supported them through all of their sports, school concerts, activities, and recitals. He always made sure that they were given whatever equipment, lessons, or instruments they needed, or wanted as their success and happiness was ALWAYS most important to him from the day they were born. None of this changed as his children became adults, and he discovered that he did not lose his daughter by walking her down the aisle, but rather gained another son, and he always spoke proudly of all of them to anyone, whether they listened or not!

He was loving and kind to everyone he met, always willing to lend a hand, provide advice, or do a favor. Moving to North Carolina in 2012 did not change any of these qualities about him. Jimmy only had to meet you once, and you became his friend, and then you could expect a random call from him even though several years may have passed since you last spoke. He was loyal to everyone in his life, if he said he would do something for you or promised you something, he did it whether you were family, a friend, or stranger. Jimmy was generous with his time, his possessions, and most of all, his love. He spent a total of 42 adventurous years with his wife, and soulmate, and was spared of knowing the pain of losing your best friend.

Jimmy was an avid sports fan who loved following the New York Rangers, pro football, and college football, particularly the SC Gamecocks. He enjoyed many years of playing golf after his father in law introduced him to the game. He always enjoyed a good laugh, or making others laugh, a quality he got from his father. During his last year of life, he became rather domesticated and developed deeper relationships with his family as he recovered from both knee and hip replacement.

Until the end, Jimmy was the absolute selfless son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, husband, son in law, brother in law, father, uncle, Godfather, father in law, and “Bo Bo”, and was looking forward to becoming a “Bo Bo” once more! Many say they would give the shirt off their back; Jimmy GAVE the shirt off his back even during his last days! Rarely does anyone fight so hard, just to lose in the end…but this remarkable man was indeed a true winner based on the out pouring of love and condolence which continues to radiate from all of the lives he touched!

The family of James Greene invites you to share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Friends will be invited to join the family for a celebration of life service at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • December 01, 2023
    Jean Smith lit a candle:
    Lit since December 1, 2023 at 12:48:49 PM

  • December 17, 2021
    Cherlene Calamusa says:
    My deepest condolences. He was my mailbox conversation almost everyday. We compared our bad knees and hip replacements. He will be deeply missed!

  • January 15, 2022
    The Allen's lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2022 at 1:17:56 PM

  • January 13, 2022
    Carol and Frank Lopez Jr. says:
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Debbie and family.We have known Jimmy for such along time as far back as my husband playingSanta to Jimmy, JeanMarie and his late brother Johnny. Jimmy was very special to us he was also our oil man who always came over and fix and cleaned our burner, we never had trouble with it., after Jimmy moved to N.C. Every year we had problems, He was truly missed them as he will always be missed now. Jimmy Rest In Peace you will never be forgotten, and be your family Angel looking Down on all. you will always be in our hearts and prayers, love Frankie and Carol.

  • January 10, 2022
    Gary J. Senn says:
    Jimmy came into my life through his wonderful daughter, Janessa, who married our son, Ryan. We love Janessa as our daughter, and we are thankful for the love that Jimmy extended to Janessa, which helped enable her to become the amazing woman that she is. I am honored to share the same title with Jimmy as grandfather to Rayden and the baby who will be born in the spring. We are saddened that Jimmy is no longer here with us but we do not grieve as others do who have no hope, for one day we will join him in Glory.