James C. Willand
Feb. 4, 1944 – Jan. 19, 2024
Truck for Sale
The above is what Jim wanted for his obituary. Jimmy was known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He deeply loved his family, the dollar store and any type of dessert. He had blessed his family with many artifacts he collected over the years that he truly believed they would have use for. Especially, the hundreds of antique tools that they have no idea what their purpose is. At the end, Jimmy was surrounded by his loving family and told them he had a great life, he loved them, was proud of them and didn’t want any tears but most importantly that he wanted them to scrap his two titanium hips because it would clearly pay for his cremation. Following his wishes, there will not be any services. He wants his urn of ashes to be kept for as long as it matched his wife’s décor, and then be scattered at the places he loved most. Lastly, he is very sorry but the truck has been sold.
Jimmy leaves the love of his life for over 60 years, Caron (Matta) Willand; three children, Derek Willand and his wife, Dr. Randie (Jalbert) Willand of Stowe, VT, Cindy Belsito and her husband, Matt Belsito of Millbury and Lisa Rinaldo and her husband, Anthony Rinaldo of Millbury; five grandchildren, Ian Willand, Casey Belsito, Taylor Belsito and her partner, John Barbagallo, Breanna Rinaldo and her husband, Dr. Hugo Raposo and Nicholas Rinaldo and his wife, Shanna (Couture) Rinaldo; four great grandchildren, Antonella Barbagallo, Avery, Brynn and Cole Rinaldo; a sister, Janet McKernan of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Diane Shemeth of Auburn; nephews, David, Brian, Kevin and Mark; nieces, Meg and Kara. He is predeceased by best friends, Terry Riley and recently deceased, James Graves.
Jimmy owned Millbury Contracting for over 40 years. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.