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James L. "Jim" DeAndrea

March 21, 1934 - September 23, 2019

Visitation for Jim will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm.  These services will be held at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, 12801 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO  80033.  A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:30 on Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 12735 W. 58th Ave, Arvada, CO  80002

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James “Jim” Louis DeAndrea, age 85, of Arvada, Colorado, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2019 at his current residence Applewood Our House.  

He was born on March 21, 1934 to Dominic and Pauline DeAndrea. He was the oldest of 6 children, grew up in North Denver and went to Holy Family High School. After 42 years of service as an Experimental Operator, he retired from Rocky Flats.  

There was nothing Jim valued more than spending his time with and joking with his family and friends. He had a passion for fishing, especially at Marshall Lake, and taking long road trips on his motorcycle.

Jim is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dolores C. “Dee” DeAndrea; his brothers Michael, Larry, and Ernie, and his sister Evelyn. He is survived by his sister Pauline; his two sons Len (Brenda) DeAndrea and Jim (Cindy) DeAndrea;  grandchildren, Alissa (Johnny) Craco, Jimmy DeAndrea, Rhianne (Scott) Roche, and Nathan DeAndrea; and three great-grandchildren Dominic, Evie, Blake Craco. He also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will miss him deeply. 

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Viewing will be held at Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Rosary will follow Viewing at 7:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Jim’s name to Alzheimer’s Association.

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