WHITINSVILLE … James R. Potvin, 65, died at home, Monday, September 16, following an illness. He is survived by a son, Jon Potvin, with whom he lived; his daughter, Jennifer Potvin, and granddaughter, Zoe Dumouchel, of Whitinsville; a brother, David Potvin, of Bennington, Vt; his girlfriend, Nancy Kireyczyk; and his former wives, Susan (Emery) Potvin, and Kathleen Willard.
Jim was born in Whitinsville, February 19, 1954, a son of Joseph E. and Jennie (Rutana) Potvin. A lifelong resident, he graduated from Northbridge High School in 1972, and from Worcester Industrial Technical Institute. He was a quality engineer, most recently at Neo-Tech, in Westborough, and previously worked at Nu Vision, in Springfield, and at Digital.
He enjoyed trap shooting, and was a member of the Singletary Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. A motorcycle enthusiast, he belonged to the Worcester Chapter, 291, of Star Touring and Riding. He enjoyed playing pool, cruises, and trips to the casino.
Funeral services will be private, and there are no Calling Hours. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA, 01701.