James “Jim” Richard Banyas Jr. of Northampton, NH
Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of James Banyas Sr. and the late Marlene Banyas of Westford, MA. He graduated from Tyngsboro High School with the class of 1982 and went on to attend UMass Lowell for Accounting and Business Management.
Jim was involved in the antique business his entire career which started as a hobby with his mom. He was a scuba diver in his younger years at Lake Winnipesaukee, a gardener, and a beekeeper. He enjoyed living a simple life, loved the idea of sustainability and animals. He raised chickens and kept a garden every year.
He loved running and was a longtime active member of the Winners Circle Running Club.
He fixed up a beach house and enjoyed the ocean. He was an “old soul” who enjoyed old music and history. He was athletic and especially talented in hockey.
He was formerly a member of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford, MA, though he continued to practice his faith.
Besides his father, he is survived by his two daughters, Ashley Banyas of Lincoln, NH and Kate Banyas of Meredith, NH; a sister, Vanessa Banyas of Westford, MA; a nephew, Michael Andrew Banyas, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Visiting hours Fri. 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Funeral Fri. at 11:30 A.M from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 12 P.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to Maudslay State Park, 74 Curzon Mill Rd. Newburyport, MA 01950. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.