We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, Inc.
James Timothy Blevins passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord on December 23, 2021. He was born September 25, 1960, in Hartford, CT.
Jim grew up in a cozy yellow house in Enfield, Ct. It was there that Jim thrived in the loving embrace of his exceptional and devoted parents, George and Marjorie Blevins. He and his three sisters contributed to a bustling household filled with life, love and hope. He relocated to Mendon, Massachusetts in midlife though always remembered Enfield with great fondness.
He graduated from Enrico Fermi High School and Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Ct. During his educational years and throughout his life he would have immeasurable impact upon those whom he touched.
As a devout Catholic, Jim relished his road trips to various religious shrines along the Eastern Seaboard and into Canada. He gained profound spiritual fulfillment through his experiences at Medjugorje and at the Vatican, where he enjoyed an audience with Pope John Paul II.
Jim’s life was well and passionately lived. He will be remembered as an intrepid spirit, adventurous traveler, compassionate soul and faithful servant. His infectious smile brought light and joy to all those around him and he will be sorely missed.
His family wishes to extend a gracious thank you to all the excellent people at Whitney Adult Day Health and Beaumont/Advinia Long Term Care of Northbridge, MA for providing Jim a perfect “home away from home”.
April and Carrie, with their families, offer sincere thanks and gratitude to Lynn and her family for not only welcoming Jim into their home, but into their hearts as well. Lynn's care and attention were instrumental in his well being and in the life he lived.
Jim was predeceased by his father, George H. Blevins. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie (Blaney) Blevins of Mendon, MA and three sisters: Lynn Houskeeper and her husband Jim of Mendon, MA, Carrie Donohue and her husband Bob of Cornwall, VT, April Carroza and her husband Paul of Middlebury, CT.
Jim leaves his nieces and nephews: Becky Floeter and her husband Joe of Leominster, MA, Sarah Leacu and her husband Dave of Bolton, MA, Matthew Donohue and his wife Heather of Kennebunk, ME, Meaghan Donohue of Summerville, SC, Michael Donohue of Denver, CO, Mark Donohue of Denver, CO, Stephanie Johnson and her husband Nick of Southington, CT, Christie Carroza of San Diego, CA .
He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews: Benjamin, Abby and William Floeter, George and Julia Leacu, Brayden and Madison Donohue, Evelyn and Colette Johnson.
It is fitting to end this tribute with Jim’s favorite bible passage (Mark 11:22) for it embodies and defines the life of James Timothy Blevins:
Put your trust in God
A funeral Mass and family gathering will be held at a future date.