Jimmy will be missed greatly by his fans, his friends and his skating pupils.
His obituary can be found here on MassLive.
From the obituary: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Agawam Senior Center or to Amelia Park in Westfield.
The next issue of "Shake, Rattle & Roll", the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society newsletter is now being compiled.
The newsletter affords Society members the opportunity to share their Springfield hockey memories. Indians or Kings, Blades or Whalers, Coliseum or Civic Center (even MassMutual Center!) - we would love to hear your Springfield hockey stories!
The next issue of the newsletter will be published soon. Will YOUR Springfield hockey story be shared with our community?
A brief word about membership in the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society: JOIN!
We've told the story many times, but it bears repeating.
After attending a Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society Annual Barbeque, the question arose: Why doesn't Springfield have something like this?
And so the planning started for what has become the destination for Springfield hockey history.
But we can't do it without your support.
Sunday July 29th, the "Colly Corner" inside the Eastern States Coliseum was packed for our second "Hockeyday at the Coliseum".
Joined by members from as far away as Virginia, the afternoon was a testament to the enduring feelings for an era long gone. It was a day full of stories, past and present. Sharing some fabulous stories of days gone by were Eddie "Ted" Shore, Jr. and Pat Pompei, son of legendary Springfield sportswriter Sam Pompei.