James H. Valequett
James H. Valequett, 65
Dateline: Seekonk, MA
James H. Valequett, age 65, of Seekonk, formerly of Attleboro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the embracing love of his family on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Heather A. (Hawksley) Valequett.
Born in Attleboro, MA on September 9, 1956, he was a loving son of the late Oscar H. Valequett, Jr. and the late Lillian V. (Fuller) Valequett Stone.
Jim grew up in Norton and was a 1974 graduate of Norton School. Later in life, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. At the present time, he was the General Manager of Old World Cobble in Swansea, a company he treated as his own for over twenty years. He had previously been employed at the William S. Simpson Company in South Easton.
A member of the East Bay Baptist Church in East Providence, Jim could best be described as an unselfish man whose cherished family and others always came first. Throughout the years, he fostered many children, giving them a quality of life and affection that was second to none.
Jim kept up on current affairs and was never afraid to express his political views. He was an avid reader, found great comfort in reading the bible and for fun, reading comic books. His hobbies included collecting various articles, writing, tracing family history and English literature.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted children: Kelly Valequett of Norton, Jennifer Paquette and her husband Robby Lincoln of North Providence, Rhode Island, Brianne Valequett of Johnston, Rhode Island and the late Jeffrey Valequett. He was the dear brother of Diana Mowry of Norton, Robert Valequett of Providence, Rhode Island and the late Verna Budd. He is also survived by his many treasured grandchildren, 1 great grandson and 2 stepchildren.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a committal service with military honors on Saturday, November 20th at 12:00 P.M. at the Norton Common Cemetery, West Main Street (Route 123) in Norton.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Unitarian Congregational Church, 2 West main Street (Corner of Route 123 and Route 140) in Norton.
Those wishing may remember Jim with a donation in his memory made to the East Bay Baptist Church, 10 James Street, East Providence, RI 02914
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp Street, Norton.
To send his family a message of condolence, please visit www.nortonmemorial.com