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Visitation

Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home
Thursday January 28th, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Mass

Sacred Heart Church
Friday January 29th, 2021
10:30am - 11:15am

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Burial

St. Mary's Cemetery
Friday January 29th, 2021
11:45am - 12:00pm

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James C. Plumadore Sr.

James C. Plumadore, Sr. PLUMADORE, JAMES TROY – James “Pockets” Clifford Plumadore, of Troy, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Born May 29, 1945 in Troy N.Y., James was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Charland) Plumadore and the husband of Jean (Hillebrandt) Plumadore for 55 wonderful years. James worked as a tool attendant at General Electric for many years before retiring early. He enjoyed working on home projects and fishing with his father-in-law James. He also enjoyed music and playing guitar with his father Joseph. He took great pride in his projects and what he was able to accomplish with his band Velvet Fog, and later as his solo act Velvet Heir. James was also heavily involved in the Fraternity of Eagles organization. He was at his happiest surrounded by his large family and always had a story about his parents, siblings, children, or his grandchildren. James is survived by his children, James (Jacquelyn) Plumadore Jr., Christopher Plumadore, Michelle Plumadore; siblings, Sonny (Geraldine) Plumadore, Barbara "Sue" Derkowski, Mary-Lou Plumadore, Linda (Eddie) Gorski, Bobby (Marsha) Plumadore, Jackie (Kathy) Plumadore and Gary (Melody Williams) Plumadore; grandchildren, Brian Harden, Andrew Plumadore, Christopher Plumadore Jr., Brandon Plumadore, Cody Plumadore, Amanda Plumadore, Alexis Roe and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Friends are invited to visit with James' family at the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Avenue, Troy, on Thursday 4-6 p.m.

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I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was the son-in-law of my godparents, Jim and Mary Hillebrandt -- he was always so kind to me when I visited; and a wonderful man. When I was a teenager, he and Jean often took me to late evenings to hear his band! My deepest condolences to the whole family.

Sharon Roth (Donlon) Aug 23 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was the son-in-law of my godparents, Jim and Mary Hillebrandt -- he was always so kind to me when I visited; and a wonderful man. When I was a teenager, he and Jean often took me to late evenings to hear his band! My deepest condolences to the whole family.

Sharon Roth (Donlon) Aug 23 2021 12:00 AM

Jean, Michelle & family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Jim was a Great guy, always a smile on his face. He was so caring & awesome to your mom Mary I remember. Also so good to my mom Loretta McLaren over the years! He was an angel on earth & now in paradise with Jesus & his family & friends. I pray you can take comfort in that. Praying for you all at this difficult time. Debby Bratton

Debby Bratton Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

Jean, Michelle & family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Jim was a Great guy, always a smile on his face. He was so caring & awesome to your mom Mary I remember. Also so good to my mom Loretta McLaren over the years! He was an angel on earth & now in paradise with Jesus & his family & friends. I pray you can take comfort in that. Praying for you all at this difficult time. Debby Bratton

Debby Bratton Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

Jim was always so kind, gracious and encouraging to me. I'll remember how complimentary he was when I'd do my karaoke singing at the Greenbush Inn, and how we shared music stories at Alexis' birthday parties. I was privileged and honored to have met Michelle's brothers and parents through my friendship with her. Every memory I have of Jim and the Plumadore family is a good and happy one. I look forward to the celebration of Jim's life, which to me is the best way for me to honor my friend.

Steve Cheslow Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Jim was always so kind, gracious and encouraging to me. I'll remember how complimentary he was when I'd do my karaoke singing at the Greenbush Inn, and how we shared music stories at Alexis' birthday parties. I was privileged and honored to have met Michelle's brothers and parents through my friendship with her. Every memory I have of Jim and the Plumadore family is a good and happy one. I look forward to the celebration of Jim's life, which to me is the best way for me to honor my friend.

Steve Cheslow Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to Jean and family. I have many fond memories of "Uncle Jimmy" from when Scott (Gushlaw) and I were dating. I think we were at that house more than our own during the 90's. I will never forget the fun songs he would play/sing at family events. I know he will be greatly missed by the Plumadore family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Pike Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to Jean and family. I have many fond memories of "Uncle Jimmy" from when Scott (Gushlaw) and I were dating. I think we were at that house more than our own during the 90's. I will never forget the fun songs he would play/sing at family events. I know he will be greatly missed by the Plumadore family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Pike Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for you loss! Jimmy was an amazing and talented person. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers. I am sure he and the rest of the Plumadore/Bailey clan are watching over you all and welcomed him with open arms. Peace and Love, Jack Costello [Son of Janice Bailey Costello; Grandson of Beatrice Plumadore Bailey]

Jack Costello Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep Jimmy and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have many great memories of all of you. God bless you all. Michelle Plumadore Nicklas

michelle plumadore nicklas Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

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