James Hibbard

James E. "Jimmy" Hibbard

Sunday, October 25th, 1959 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Hibbard, James "Jimmy" Earl aged 59, unexpectedly on October 11th of Arlington formerly of Somerville. Jim was a deeply devoted husband to his wife Brenda A. Hibbard (Kreconus) of Arlington, formerly of Billerica, for 37 years. Proud father of daughter Joanna L. Hughes and her husband Stephen of Billerica MA, and his son Thomas E. Hibbard and his wife Lacey of Charlotte NC. Passionate and loving grandfather to Asher Hibbard and Baby Brother Hibbard, due in December. Loving son-in-law of the late Mary and Thomas Kreconus of Billerica. Cherished brother of Mary-Jane Castiglia (Hibbard) and brother-in-law of the late John Castiglia of Brockton. Loving uncle of Cheryl Milot (Castiglia) and her husband George of North Attleboro, MA, and their daughters Jacqueline and Isabelle Milot. Loving son of the late Dorothy V. (Souza) and Earl C. Hibbard. Also survived by sisters and brother in laws, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. He was an Arlington High School graduate of 1977 and founder and C.E.O. of his own business, Independent Cleaning Company (formerly ‘The Clean Hornet’), for 25 years. Jimmy was a hardworking, loving and proud family man with a bigger than life personality. He always knew how to get your attention and get people laughing. Jimmy could often be found in his 'perch' on his porch, always chatting to all of the neighbors and friends walking by in the neighborhood. Everyone knew him. He loved his family, his Jeeps, comic books (especially Batman), his kitties, cheeseballs, and the Patriots. He was obsessed with his grandson, and couldn’t wait to meet his next one. He will be very deeply and profoundly missed by everyone that was privileged enough to have known him. Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Thursday at 9 am with a funeral mass to be held at 10 am in St. Agnes Church. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Jimmy to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 or Visit to send an online condolence.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476
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  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Agnes Church
    51 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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  • Interment

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 |
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    230 Playstead Rd.
    Medford, MA 02155
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Karen Tasnady

Posted at 07:08pm
My dear family ... words are not enough .. but I need to make this lite ... Jimmy was a funny guy, those funny things will pop up in your mind from time to time ... embrace them , savor them ... laugh out loud ... he’ll hear you !!!
I send my love and support ... ANYTIME remember that, and of course huge hugs.

John Grant

Posted at 08:37pm
Sorry for your loss Jim was a Real Good Guy he loved to joke and laugh. All the time he would do anything for you. And he loved his family and every time i seen him he was always showing pictures of his granson he loved that kid more than anything he loved the jeeps also 🚙


Posted at 07:30pm of the best....he shall be greatly missed

Posted at 06:34am
Brenda, Joanna, Tommy and family, we can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss.
Jimmy was very special. The neighborhood will be changed forever with his passing. He would sit on his porch and converse with everyone who walked by. I would be working in my front lawn and Jimmy would tell me that I was doing a good job. Sometimes he would walk across the street and we would sit on my front steps and chat. He would show me pictures of his grandson, Asher. I have never seen a prouder grandfather. He also shared that his new grandson would have James as his middle name; something that he shared excitedly with everyone he knew and some he didn't know. I always felt that the neighborhood was safer because Jimmy was watching over it. He watched my daughters grow-up. When Melissa would go off to work in the morning Jimmy would yell over to have a good day. When Deanna arrived with her new baby; Jimmy came right down to see him; and then
talk about his grandson. He will be missed by many; and, Higgins Street will never be the same again!

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