James W. Hargraves, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Evergreen Nursing Home. Born in New Bedford, MA, he was a son of the late William E. and Anne (Bollea) Hargraves. James was known to most people as Jimmy Gray, On Air Personality for WPRO AM, 92 PRO FM, Cat Country, WEBE 108 and WHJJ. He was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. He was an intelligent and generous person who enjoyed traveling and dining out. He had a passion for music and loved his dogs Angus and Ernie. He leaves two daughters, Katie Hargraves and her husband Matthew Sojka of New Hampshire, Kara Hargraves and her husband Howard Brennan of East Providence, two grandchildren, Charlotte and Noah Sojka and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be private. Calling hours Thursday October 12, 2017 from 4-8. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Suite 102 B, Providence, RI 02903.
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