September 17, 1965 ~ July 22, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

James M. Vaillancourt

Greece: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at age 55 went home to be with his grandmother, Fillipina Vaillancourt; brother, Jeffrey Schlesing.  Survived by his mother, Hope; his devoted wife, Pamela Curatalo Vaillancourt; loving children, Jerrika (John Clements), Freeman, Desaray Freeman, Maresa Freeman, Felix Zartman, Spencer Zartman and Richard Curatalo; grandchildren, Jordan Freeman, Jazilyn and Jayce Clements; brothers, Rocky, Alex and Frank De Capua; sister, Janine De Capua; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nancy and Rick Curatalo; many nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends.

Jim’s passion was kickboxing and a MMA fighter.  He taught all that knew him, something!  He touched everyone that met him.  After 16 years, Jim and Pam were able to unite as one on July 2, 2021.  He was known as “A Legend” and lived his life to the fullest even until he was called home.  Jim loved the beach, the sun and water.  He was fun, loving and was all about the kids.  He loved spending quality time with his family and will be deeply missed.

Jim’s visitation will be held Tuesday, July 27th 9AM -12Noon at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road where his prayer service will be held at 12 NOON.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit meesonfamily.com


Visitation: Tuesday July 27, 2021 09:00 AM - Tuesday July 27, 2021 12:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Prayer Service: Tuesday July 27, 2021 12:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. Jimmy you were always a inspiration to me being 9 years younger than you, you always helped me train harder and live even harder. When i would start to want to quit somehow you always knew and showed up to push me past my limits not just with training but with life. I owe alot to you and even though we never hung out like that you were always right there when things got tough. Im gonna miss you dearly thank you for all you showed me and all you taught me. Rest easy my brother.

  2. Long Live OG, his energy lives through all of those he has touched. An example of a man I wish to one day grow up to be, an Alpha, leader of the pack. OG isn’t too far, he’s watching over his loved ones.

  3. You will be deeply missed 😞 you left your mark in this world like no other. Time changes everything but not you, you always stayed the same. I will miss you friend, see you soon just not too soon 🤜🏼♥️🙏🏼💔 #legendsneverdie

  4. You were taken from us way to early my dear nephew. When you were born I was 11 years old and I never knew you as my very special first nephew, but I saw you as my sweet younger brother. We were very close at that time growing up together seeing that your mom was so young at that time also. Through the years you strived and became the strong fighter in this crazy game of life and a good provider and family man to Pam and your children. Even though I moved away years ago please remember that I was always proud of you and always will be.
    All my love always,
    Aunt Gigi💔

  5. Rest in heaven uncle jimmy we will never forget you or all that you have done blood could not have made us any closer, I’ve known you my entire life I still remember when you ran into the burning house to save those kids your a hero and I’ll always remember you as one we love you

  6. I have lots of great memories of jimmy and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. God has him now and I know he’s looking down on all with a smile. God bless the family…

  7. Jim I’ve known you for over 49 years,always looking after your mom and siblings.vest role model ever,love you Jim,rest high my friend and see you when I’m called home.

  8. Rest easy Jimmy.. say hello to Anthony for me. Ill see you guys on the other side. Prayers to your family…

  9. Heartbreaking news.
    We lost a good one, and a great friend to so many.
    Our prayers and condolences to the family. 🙁

    Gio and Paula Sacchetti

  10. Man this still feels unreal yo💔 this was my role model he took me from the streets he tought me so much and made me become a better man 😭 I love you Jim you will never be forgotten 💯 without out you bro I don’t know where I would be at right now either dead or locked up. I thank you for everything you’ve done for me and appreciate you. You where more than a friend 💔 I looked up to you as a dad I never had a uncle a brother . You are a hero a legend. It breaks my heart I can’t believe it at all. I love you and the family. Please watch over me and your family 🙏🏼 I will grind harder and make you proud Jim I love you and miss you we had so many memories good times you always had me laughing when I was down. You are a great man a great father I want to be just like you bro. No matter what life takes me you will always be in my heart. I would never in a million years would ever think I would be writing on this for you bro 💔 I’m so sorry you had to leave I could write a million things about you I have a lot to say about you man you know I love you and I will always hold you down 🙏🏼 You are a fighter will always be you’ve been hanging on for a while just for your kids friends and family 💙 never met no one like you. God is very lucky meeting you and knowing how you are. Dam bro I miss n always love you yo 💔🙏🏼😇 rest easy Jim *Luv Stackz Aka rj witikers (insider) man I miss you

  11. Dear Pam I’m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏🙏🙏

  12. Don’t know what to say,you were one of a kind,when I first met you I just started dating patty,my sister Barb use to live across the street from you with nula and Ursula, hanging at the beach with jerry,everyone coming up to us,asking where’s jim at, of course you were always working doing you and your family, like a man does you are a great Dad, Uncle,brother, son, husband friend,you will be missed always my friend, until we meet again

  13. Met Jim at Samson’s several years ago. He enlightened me on some subjects. Last time we saw him was at Jellystone 3 years ago. God bless your family. A great man who will be missed.🙏

  14. I’m lost !’m lost ,you got found!!! miss you more than breathing air😩 I’m so without words but I love you Jim Bob I 💕always be within your realm and you’ll always be within my soul your long lost deep friend buddy Harold.aka 🐴 Head. Me Jerome. Got to go morn and some more I love you Jimmy I’ll see you soon bro ham

  15. Dear Pam and family,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. As neighbors, We enjoyed chatting in the front yard in between mowing and getting the mail. Jim always said hello and we enjoyed the acquaintance. Please call if there is anything we can do.

    Roger and Sarah Reddy

  16. Pam I’m so sorry for your loss, you are like a daughter to me I will keep you and Ricky in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻

  17. Jimmy was my biggest inspiration in life I’m the man I am today because of him he will truly be missed I love u jim may u rest in peace

  18. For everyone you will be a legend, for us tho you will always be are SUPERHERO✨✨ Love always your little guys Spencer & Felix

  19. Sad to hear about Jimmy. Many memories growing up and through the years. Rest at peace Jim, fly high and may the family be at peace knowing he lived greatly, loved with all he had and is now at peace. God bless and condolences to all his family.
    Wendy C.

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