James Chapman Orlando, 87, a longtime resident of Framingham died Friday, July 19, 2019 after a period of declining health. Born, raised and educated in Framingham, he was the son of the late James A & Annie (Chapman) Orlando.
After graduating high school, James enlisted in the Navy and served his country proudly in the Korean War. Afterwards, he worked for many years as a painter for the Town of Framingham, and was a member of the Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35.
James was an avid Boston Sports fan, who on occasion liked to gamble and enjoy a cold Miller Lite. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 894. Spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was his true love.
James is survived by his children, Eric French, Terri Beaton, Vicki Cataldo, Gary Cote, Donna Clark, Michael, Joseph, Doreen Erickson, Nicholas, Danette, and Christopher, 21 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, his brother Bob, and his former wife and friend, Janice. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Stephen, and granddaughters, Heather French and Jessica Orlando.
Family and friends will honor and remember James’ life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Saturday, July 27th from 9 – 10:45 A.M. His Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 11 o’clock. Interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in James’ name to: The Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Framingham, MA 01702, www.framinghamheartstudy.org.
Framingham Heart Study
73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Framingham MA 01702