He was born in Norwood, January 9, 1958, the son of Cafiero and Giuseppina (Vella) DeChellis of East Walpole.
A lifelong resident of East Walpole he was a graduate of Walpole High School.
James had been an electronics technician for the Motorola Corporation for 14 years.
Mr. DeChellis had been a member of the Walpole Sportsman’s Club, the NRA, and the Harley Davidson Owners Group.
He loved to ride his motorcycle, and to hunt and fish.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Cynthia Vincent and her husband, Bill of East Walpole and his nephew, Robert Boyden of East Walpole.
He was the brother of the late Mary DeChellis.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, November 3 from the Ginley Funeral Home (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com)892 Main Street Walpole at 8:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church at 9:00.
Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, South Walpole.
Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4-8.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.