James L. McCormack, 75, passed peacefully on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center with a full-head of beautiful, silver hair that he was so proud of. Born in Springfield to the late Bernard and Marcia (Pierson) McCormack, a graduate of Cathedral High School, he served honorably in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a chef for most of his career including dining service at WNEU and AIC, IHOP, Papa Ginos, catering, and after retirement in the kitchen at the E.L. Senior Center. Jim was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Susan (Hiller) McCormack in 2009. He is survived by his children: Kevin McCormack of Westfield; Lori Gauthier and husband Jeff of Newark, NY; Jill Monson-Bishop and wife Jennifer of Springfield; and Scott Monson and wife Lisa of Suffield, CT; brother John “Jack” McCormack and wife Joyce of Nevada; sister Nancy McCormack of Chicopee; sister Rosemary Waite and husband Rick of Millbury, MA; grandchildren Vanessa, Edgar, Trisha, Aaron, Tyler, and Connor; and fur-grandkids: Max, Vinnie, and E.J.; many nieces and nephews; life-long friends; his newest pal and housemate, Janet Pevehouse; and a family lineage tracing back to Sligo, Ireland. He was an avid sports nut, loved fantasy sports, Buy One Get Two Free days at the grocery story, eating or cooking great food, and 1950’s music. The funeral will be held Wednesday, October 3 at 9:30 am from Wilbraham Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 am at East Longmeadow United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd., East Longmeadow. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. In lieu of flowers, memory lamps, mementos, etc. PLEASE consider a donation to Lions Club of East Longmeadow, 25 Greenacre Lane, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.