James W. Lake

Died: Tue., Jan. 27, 2015


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 07, 2015
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Memorial Service

3:30 PM Sat., Feb. 07, 2015
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford - James W. Lake, 53 of New Bedford, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015, unexpectedly from a heart attack.

     Born in New Bedford, the son of Pearl (Hodges) Lake and the late William R. Lake, Sr., he was raised in Wareham and lived most of his life in New Bedford.

     Mr. Lake was a "Jack of Many Trades" including landscaping and construction work.  He enjoyed bowling, the driving range, playing pool and darts, going to sporting events with his children, and especially helping others.

     Survivors include his mother, Pearl; 4 children, Kevin Texiera, Kristy Lake, Kara Lake, and James W. Lake II; 3 stepchildren, Jessica Sandstrum, Shay Bodine and Zachary Bodine; 9 grandchildren, Cheyenne Lake, Anthony Nardone, Alexia Cardoza, Izabella Garcia, Lily Garcia, Audrey Lake-Higgins, Kiyarah Ellis, Alana Noble and Emesen Noble; his former wife, Tracy Lake;  long-term girlfriend, Kathy Crossman; 3 brothers, William Lake, Jr. of Florida, Duane Lake of Florida, and Craig Lake of California; 2 sisters, Karen Lake of Vermont and Theresa Maciel of New Bedford; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

     Visitation is 1 - 4 P.M., Saturday, February 7, 2015, with a memorial service at 3:30 P.M., at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

     Please omit flowers.  Donations to the family in James' memory are welcome.

     For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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theresa maciel
   Posted Sat January 31, 2015
to my brother jimmy im still in shock ,i expect to see you come walking through mas door just to snack on candy the practical jokes you played on people, and the the ones we all got even with you for. we may have had our disagreements but we made it throught because thats what families do. this will take a life time to get over our loss I LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH! but we will all meet again. love and miss you <3 your baby sister Theresa

Terry Wood
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
Pearl, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Son Jim. I hope you know that I cared for all your family, but I will not be able to attend the viewing or the service.

With Love


Terry Wood
   Posted Thu February 05, 2015
Pearl, My deepest sympathies for the loss of Jimmy. He was a good son and a great father to his kids. I am so sorry that I will not be able to travel to his wake. I hope you know that I did and still do love your family with all my heart. Again, so sorry for your loss.

Mary Blinn
   Posted Mon February 09, 2015
Pearl I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathies to you and all your family. You are always in my prayers and always will be.

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