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James W. Triance, Jr.  

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.

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  1. Uncle Ed and Aunt Dottie Ryan, May 5, 2015

    May Peace be with you Jimmy. We will always miss you. Go with all our Love.

  2. The Brennan Family, May 5, 2015

    He was truly a wonderful man. He had an ear for listening and was always around to lend a helping hand no matter what. I could always count on my street being ploud if he was around. He is definitly going to be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family

  3. Laurie Scott, May 6, 2015

    I was so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I enjoyed each and every moment spent with him and all of the family. I feel so priveledged to have known him and to have been part of his little piece of the world. Many thoughts and prayers with you during this very difficult time. The world will be less without him. Love you all.

  4. KENNETH C. LINDSAY, May 6, 2015


  5. Janet (Mae) Bailey, May 6, 2015

    My deepest condolences to Joanne and Jenifer, Jimmy and all of Jim’s family and friends. While I have only known Jim for 4 years, Jim had such a kind and gentle spirit. He dearly loved his family and he was a person who would do anything he could to help someone else. I know that Jennie Mae will really miss “her Buddy”. Jim was so happy to spend time with her and I could just see how his face would shine with the love that he had for his precious granddaughter. Jim’s last thoughts were of his precious wife and daughter as he glanced over at them one last time. Heaven received a special angel into Heaven. And I will just bet that Jim is up there directing traffic on those streets of gold! He would not have it any other way! My thoughts and prayers are for his family.

  6. kimberly ingram, May 6, 2015

    With deepest sympathy to Joanne , Jenifer and your entire family. You will leave a void in everyone’s heart, you will be missed by all.RIP Jimmy (aka “boyfriend”) With love, Kimmie Ingram

  7. Rose Roe (Cutillo), May 6, 2015

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. God bless all of you.


  8. William Hustead, May 7, 2015

    Heaven gained on tough angel as we all here on Earth gained another guardian angel. Rest Easy Brother, we’ll take it from here!

  9. Carol Wright., May 8, 2015

    Joanne. And kids. Loran, Diane, Timmy, and Chris. So sorry to hear about Jimmy’s passing. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Your Ramble ton Acres neighbor

  10. Debbie Wilson, May 10, 2015

    Joanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember the kindness you showed Cindy during her illness. May this kindness come back to you one hundred fold now. Love, Debbie

  11. Bonnie & David Hunnings, May 10, 2015

    We are sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a great person. Our condolences are with you and the family in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.


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