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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Northern Suffolk Chapel
Sunday January 2nd, 2022
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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Northern Suffolk Chapel
Monday January 3rd, 2022

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James Joseph Conroy

James Joseph Conroy, 56, of Suffolk, Virginia passed away on December 28, 2021. He was a beloved father, brother, husband, and uncle. Jimmy graduated from John Yeates High School in 1983 and worked for Virginia Natural Gas for 34 years as a Controls Specialist. He enjoyed playing guitar, four wheeling on the beach, golfing, and bringing broken machinery back to life.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Robin Conroy; children, Sean Conroy and Shannon and Dean Frescura; siblings, Theresa Conroy, Micheal and Diane Conroy, Patricia Martin, Maureen and David Parker, Kevin and Leann Conroy, Andrew and Frances Conroy, Mary and Kim Williams, and William and Amanda Conroy; father-in-law, Benjamin Nelson Jr.; brothers-in-law, Benjamin and Jenny Nelson, and Thomas Nelson; and many beloved nieces and nephews, Sarah, Ryan, Kelly, Ivan, Jessie, Eric, Aaron, Audrey, Natalie, Willy, Melody, Miles, Maggie, Sarah, Emily, and Thomas.

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11 AM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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I'm so very sad to hear of Jimmy's passing, way to soon. I just found out on Tuesday or I would have definitely attended his service. All of my childhood memories have him in it from playing basketball, football, roaming the streets of shores on our bikes, or hanging out in the woods behind my house or the pump house. He would also come hang out in the garage with me while I worked on cars & helped me a lot of times. I remember when he start learning to play the guitar & tried to get me to learn with him, I've regretted many times not doing it. It is such ashame to loss touch with such good childhood friends as we make the journey into adulthood. I miss all my shores friends & good memories I grew up with. My thoughts & prayers are with Jimmy's family & friends. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed by many. ❤️

Kenneth Holder Jan 7 2022 12:34 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. I just found out today if his passing. He was a customer of mine where I work and he used to bring us chic fil a biscuits and have coffee with us in the am. Such a great guy gone too young. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
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Michelle Etheridge Byers Jan 5 2022 6:49 PM

Very sad to hear. I will miss working with him. A great person.

Marcie Bevins Jan 4 2022 1:19 PM

Sending heartfelt condolences to the Conroy's. I worked with Jimmy for many years and I will miss him as a co-worker and friend.

Chris Wrocklage Jan 3 2022 12:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Conroy

Paula Mauder Dec 31 2021 5:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Conroy

Amerson Engineering Dec 31 2021 1:50 PM

Robin, I'm so sorry to hear about Jimmy passing . You know how much I love you, Jimmy & your family ! Many many of my best memories & laughs were with you, Jimmy and our families . Jimmy will be forever missed & memories cherished ❤️ I pray for peace during this difficult time and sending you all a big virtual hug .

Patrice Ennis Dec 31 2021 12:47 PM

Heartfelt and deepest condolences for the family. We worked many years with Jimmy at VNG. He was always willing to help anyone and had a smile for everyone.

Mary Jo & Mike Bailey Dec 31 2021 7:12 AM

Sorry to hear this bad news. Made me reflect on the days at John Yeates. Keeping the family in my thoughts.

Stephen Hahn Dec 30 2021 10:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Conroy

Julia Groves Dec 30 2021 8:29 PM

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