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James C. Polo

April 30, 1943 — March 31, 2018

James C. Polo, age 74, passed away, unexpectedly, on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 30, 1943, he was the son of the late Vincent and Nancy (Lombardo) Polo. He was raised in West Roxbury and graduated from Boston Technical High School with the Class of 1961. After graduation, Jimmy enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a Medic. Jimmy worked several jobs before taking a position with Fabric Research in Dedham, serving as a Research Assistant. He later took a similar position at Factory Mutual. Additionally, Jimmy worked as the Broker/Owner of his own Real Estate company, Salt Box Realty.

In the early 1980s, Jimmy decided to change careers and start his own home building business. He founded Walpole Properties and built many homes over the course of 3 decades. After his retirement in 2012, he continued taking on small projects for close friends and family.

Jimmy married his beloved wife, Gerri E. Bracken, on May 16, 1971 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The young couple initially made their home in Brighton before moving to Plainville and eventually settling in Walpole, Massachusetts, where they raised their family.

Most recently, he and Gerri purchased a home in Norfolk, at which Jimmy had begun renovations. When he wasn't hard at work on his latest project, Jimmy enjoyed keeping up to date on the stock market and the current political climate. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and also loved following the Patriots in the Fall. Wednesdays were reserved for Trivia Night with close friends. The summer months were never complete without a visit to Horseneck Beach and the Snack Shack, where Jimmy would enjoy a scallop plate or clam cakes.

Most of all, Jimmy was a dedicated family man, who adored spending time with his wife and three daughters. As a master in the kitchen, he regularly prepared wonderful meals for his family to enjoy together. Jimmy was delighted as his family began to grow with the addition of his sons-in-law and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and made sure to attend all of their events.

Beloved husband of Gerri E. (Bracken) Polo.
Loving father of Lisa L. Collins and her husband Kevin of Franklin, Lindsay B. Howard and her husband John of Roslindale, and Leslie S. Caruso and her husband James of West Roxbury.
Cherished grandfather of Riely, Teagan, Curren, Baylee, Sheamus, and Tinsley.
Brother of the late Nancy Cosgrove.
Nephew of Kitty Lombardi.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Jimmy's Life Celebration on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM and Friday, April 6, 2018 from 10:30 to 11 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Jude Catholic Church, 86 Main Street, Norfolk on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery in Walpole. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

  • Life Celebration

    Thursday, April 05
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    James H. Delaney and Son Funeral Home

    48 Common Street
    Walpole, MA
    (508) 668-1960

  • Life Celebration

    Friday, April 06
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    James H. Delaney and Son Funeral Home

    48 Common Street
    Walpole, MA
    (508) 668-1960

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 06
    11:30 AM

    Saint Jude's Church

    86 Main Street
    Norfolk, MA
    (508) 528-0170

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