James B. Glorioso, 79, of Worcester, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Health Care Center in Worcester.
He is survived by his loving wife, June M. (Walsh) Glorioso; his sister, Carol Hughes of Staten Island, NY; his daughter, Lauren Glorioso and her husband Nick Giannino of Worcester, MA; his son, Christopher Seebeck and his wife Joanne of Cohasset, MA; his three grandchildren, Maggie, Jared, and Nolan Seebeck; and many beloved nieces and nephews. James was born and raised on Staten Island, NY, son of the late James G. and Catherine (Kaminski) Glorioso. He graduated from Curtis High School; immediately following graduation he was anxious to “see the world” and served his nation proudly in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Valley Forge from 1960 to 1963. After returning from service and a brief stint in southern California, Jim graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island, and was conferred a master’s degree from Saint John’s University. The majority of his career centered in New York City where he worked as an IT specialist supporting the trading floors of major banks and proudly established his own consulting firm, JG Computer Services.
Jim was a confirmed bachelor - traveling, enjoying city life, the Jersey shore with numerous friends, and playing tennis and skiing. But in 1973 he met June, the love of his life, while both working for Staten Island Community College and in May of 1977 they married. It turned out that married life and fatherhood suited Jim just fine. In 1998, the family moved to Fredon, NJ and when he retired in 2013, June and Jim settled in Worcester to be closer to their children and families.
Throughout his life Jim was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather and a true friend. He enjoyed lifelong friendships from childhood and school as well as everywhere he lived and worked. He will always be remembered for his bright smile, easy laugh, and sense of humor. Jim was always interested in cars (remembering his beloved canary yellow mustang), aviation (Civil Air Patrol and flying lessons), military history (especially both world wars) and military aviation. He maintained an extensive collection of military history books, enjoyed attending air shows, museums, and military reenactments.
A Celebration of his life will be on Monday, April 11, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon, with a Blessing and Eulogy Service beginning at 12 Noon in MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary Health Care Center https://www.stmaryhc.com/ways-to-give/ and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research https://www.michaeljfox.org/