Obituary: James "Captain" Cipro, 58

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SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. - James "Captain" Cipro, 58, of South Yarmouth died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Shrewsbury to the late Anne Marie (Stolpe) Cipro and Patsy J. Cipro, he is survived by his loving wife, first mate, and best friend of 35 years Linda C. (Lowe) Cipro. Jimmy also leaves behind his two daughters Shanna Cipro and her fiancé Derick Bodamer of Orleans and Jennifer and her husband Michael Cordella of Worcester, grandsons Sam (mini-Jim) and Josh, and granddaughters Lana and Lily. He was brother to Michael and Patricia Cipro and leaves behind six nieces and nephews.

Jim worked as a Union bricklayer for his entire life. For him, setting tile was a craft and he took great pride in even the smallest job. Jimmy loved fishing and spent many years on Chapin Beach. After retiring, he often could be found on his boat the "Full Tile" looking for the big one. Jimmy's favorite pass time was talking to people, especially about politics. He had an amazing memory, although as a true fisherman the details sometimes became a little larger-than-life. His heart was big and his generosity boundless. Jimmy loved helping people. He will be remembered by those that know and love him for his gusto for life, his devotion to family and the simpler things like sunsets at Chapin, his tomato plants, and his back yard animal kingdom.
"A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

A special thank you to the VNA Hospice and Jane, Shelia, and Kathy for the exemplar care and dedication to Jimmy and his family.

No service is scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, P. O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601-0307.

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