James Anthony Bianculli, age 74, of Chattanooga, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at his residence. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A native of Elmira, New York and the son of the late Anthony and Eleanor Bianculli; he attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and graduated from Elmira College in Elmira, New York. A longtime accountant, he was employed with Chattanooga Glass, Burner Systems, and he retired from American Manufacturing (Array). He was an active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for the Traveling Chalice. He was also an active member of the Elks Lodge 91 Chattanooga, Tennessee and he had a passion for golf.
Preceded in death by sister, Helen Hammond.
Survived by devoted wife of 54 years, Marilyn Bianculli of Chattanooga, Tennessee; three sons and three daughters, Mark Bianculli (Jane) of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Lori Fox (Zane) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Michael Bianculli of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Scott Bianculli of Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa Mench (Michael) of Apison, Tennessee and Karen Krupp (Brian) of Savannah, Georgia; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 2 PM at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Gilbert Diaz and Father Mike Nolan officiating. Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Chattanooga Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416 or to St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com
Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel.