James J. Hozempa
WARREN, R.I. — James J. Hozempa died Tuesday Nov. 10,2015, unexpectedly at R.I. Hospital.
He was the husband of Aggie (Valenti) Hozempa; they have been married for over 31 years.
James was born in Northwood, N.D., a son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Palace) Hozempa.
James was an electrical engineer for the Department of Defense for over 20 years.
James was a United States Navy veteran, as a chief petty officer, serving as a chief fire controlman, having served 10 years active duty and 24 years in the reserves.
Mr. Hozempa has been a Warren resident for over 31 years, coming from Orange, Mass.
He was a parishioner of St. Jean Baptiste Church, and a member of the Warren Rod and Gun Club, and the German Club.
Besides his wife he is survived by his sons Joseph Hozempa of Bristol, and Matthew and his wife Steffanie Hozempa of North Providence; his brothers Alan Hozempa of Kingsport, Tenn., John Hozempa of Orange Mass., and Michael Hozempa of Milford, Mass., his sister Elizabeth Johnson of New Salem, Mass.; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Raymond Hozempa, and the late Richard Hozempa.
His funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m., at Smith Funeral and Memorial Services (www.wjsmithfh.com), 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Jean Baptiste Church, 328 Main St., Warren. Burial with military honors will be in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 7 pm.
Gifts in his memory can be sent to the R.I. Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI, 02809.