James J. Tempesta

James J. (Jim) Tempesta, of Randolph, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 1, 2022 after a brief illness. Devoted father of James Tempesta and his wife Crystal of Braintree and loving grandfather of Lucca J. Tempesta. Beloved son of Theresa L. (Polvere) Tempesta and the late Jack J. Tempesta. Loving brother of Theresa Penney and her late husband Bud of Bridgewater, Marie Conrad and her husband Rich of Randolph, and Daniel Tempesta and his wife Christine of Plymouth. Also survived and loved by his nieces and nephews, Jacqueline, Neil, Justine, Ben, Mike, Rebecca, Christine, Jim, Daniel Jr., Anthony, Lauren and Reese. He was a loving stepfather to his former wife, the late Helene Mallen’s three sons, the late Sean Flaherty, the late Scott Flaherty and David Flaherty.

Jim was a 1968 graduate of Randolph High and a 1970 post grad of Blue Hills Regional Technical Institute. He was a Navy Vietnam Era Veteran. He worked most of his life in the family oil business, Tempesta Bros Oil Company, alongside his dad, uncles, and cousins. When the business was sold, he continued the tradition with Jim Tempesta Oil. He recently retired and was looking forward to spending cold winters indoors and spending time with his son, grandson and family. He loved family gatherings and all the fun and shenanigans that came with them. He was an avid sports fan and in his younger years was part of several championship baseball teams; 1966 Randolph Babe Ruth State Champions,1967 St. Mary’s CYO State Champions and the1968 Old Colony Champions! He then passed on his knowledge to the next generation while coaching Randolph Babe Ruth. In 1991 he was inducted into the Stetson-Randolph High School Athletic Hall Of Fame. Throughout his life he enjoyed following all Boston sports teams especially watching the Red Sox with his mother, also an avid sports fan. He enjoyed gardening, watching the cooking channel, trying his hand at new recipes and he made the best coffee! He was a longtime member of the Elks, the DAV and the Sons of Italy. He was well loved and will be sorely missed by his family and his friends, who meant the world to him.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Friday, July 8th at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Bernadette Church in Randolph at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 7th from 4-7pm. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Late US Navy Veteran. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jim’s name to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379 or St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110.


First Name: Fran
Last Name: Carino
City: Stoneham
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 07/06/2022

To Aunty Theresa, Theresa, Marie & Richie, Danny & Chrissy, Jimmy & Crystal, Lucca and nieces and nephews. Hearts are broken in Stoneham over the loss of our dear cousin, Jimmy. We are so sorry to hear about his illness and passing. He was a warm and wonderful guy. We have the best family memories in Roxbury, Somerville, Randolph, Salisbury Beach and Stoneham. The laughs were never-ending. We hope the memories help ease the pain in the difficult days ahead. Our prayers will continue to help comfort you. Love and hugs coming from the Lane. Love, Fran and the DePinto and Carino cousins. ❤️❤️

First Name: Carol Ann & Bob
Last Name: Fahey
City: Easton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 07/06/2022

Marie & Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother, son, father, uncle and cousin. May your lifetime of love and memories warm your heart through these difficult days.
In friendship and love, Carol Ann & Bob Fahey

First Name: Alan and Terry
Last Name: Thomas
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/06/2022

Auntie Theresa, Marie, Theresa and Danny,
We are so sorry for your loss and hope that your memories provide you comfort and peace.
All our love, Alan and Terry

First Name: Robin
Last Name: Torpey
City: Braintree
State: MA
Entry Date: 07/07/2022

Dear Mrs. T & family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Jimmy. He was one of the nicest people. Always a smile & a kind word.
May G-D & all your wonderful memories be in your heart & help carry you through this very sad time.
May his memory be a blessing.
Yours in sorrow,
Robin Torpey

First Name: Liz
Last Name: Turner
City: South Easton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/07/2022

Danny and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a good man. Think of you all regularly with fond memories and pray your memories of and with Jim will sustain you. You will all be in my prayers.
Liz Turner

First Name: Richard
Last Name: GORHAM
City: Rockland
State: MA
Entry Date: 07/08/2022

Theresa and family So sorry for your loss.
your jimmy was a great guy.

First Name: Jim & Gloria
Last Name: Rivera
City: Rock Tavern
State: NY
Country: United States
Entry Date: 07/08/2022

Nana, Marie & Family

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of love & prayers being sent your way.

Jim & Gloria

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