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James Wm "Jim" Maddalon

James Wm Maddalon ("Jim") originally of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away at age 66 at his home in Maiden, NC, on September 5, 2017. Jim moved with his family to North Carolina twenty years ago to realize his twin dreams of building a beautiful home for his family on a large piece of land, and to work with a winning Nascar team.

Jim is survived by his wonderful wife of nearly 40 years, Joyce, their daughter Aubrey (Steve) and son Brian, and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Tessa Rose (10), and twins Avery & Keaton (4-1/2), all of North Carolina. In Santa Barbara, Jim is survived by his father, James Maddalon, age 101, and his mother, Jane Maddalon; brother John and sister Joan, niece Anna Guerrero and nephews Anthony, Thomas and Joseph Maddalon.

Jim was a wonderful and funny family man, and our hearts are forever broken with his way-too-soon passing. His Santa Barbara family has dearly missed Jim's charming stories and good-natured joking at our family gatherings since he moved. He was so full of life, and we always knew we would see him again. Although Jim was dealing with a serious medical issue (too low blood pressure, essentially), he assured us he was doing okay. On holidays, the phone would be passed around after dinner. It was hard to let go of the phone after an hour of laughing with Jim. Even though Jim visited S.B. periodically over the years, there was never enough time with him. Jim, along with his 3 beautiful grandchildren, even attended his dad's 100th birthday party via Skype last year, a special day planned and provided for by loving sister-in-law, Denise Maddalon.

A two-day celebration of Jim's good life will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at his home in North Carolina, and on Sunday, September 24th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Maddalon home on Turnpike Road, in Santa Barbara. All friends are welcome. Feel free to email us at plumcottage7@gmail.com for more information.

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