James W. Triance, Jr.
July 2, 1952 – May 4, 2015
James W. Triance, Jr., known fondly as “Jim,” age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Monday, May 4, 2015.
A lifelong Delawarean, Jim was born in Wilmington on July 2, 1952, and was a son of the late James W. Triance, Sr. and RuthAnn (O’Neal) Triance. He bravely served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jim made his career as a truck driver with Venezia, Inc., where he dedicated many years of service.
Active in the fire service community, he was a 32 year member of the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company where he received numerous awards including Fire Police Emeritus (2014), Fire Police Officer of the Year (2013), 30 year service award (2013) and the Rush Humanitarian Award (2013). Additionally, Jim greatly enjoyed volunteering his time as a member of the Wilmington Manor Fire Company working on the Traffic Safety Unit (TSU).
In his leisure time, he liked working outdoors, collecting Hess trucks and snow plowing. Jim was an avid NASCAR fan who religiously tuned in to watch every race. He looked forward to hanging out with “the Breakfast Club” and adored spending time with his granddaughter. Above all else, Jim was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Triance. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Joanne M. (Cousineau) Triance; daughter, Jenifer L. Bailey (James) of Wilmington, DE; brothers, Christopher Triance of Alaska and Timothy Triance (Karen) of Clayton, DE; sisters, Diana Gonce (James) of Smyrna, DE and Loran Moore (Chris) of South Carolina; granddaughter, Jennie Mae Bailey; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Sunday evening, May 10, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Monday morning, May 11, 2015, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE.
Flowers would be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, P.O. Box 645, New Castle, DE 19720.