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 James E. “JR” Riordan

 James E. “JR” Riordan, age 53, of Eagle Rock, Missouri

             James E. “JR” Riordan, age 53, of Eagle Rock, Missouri (former resident of Chicago, Illinois) passed away suddenly, 5 July, 2023. He is the beloved son of the late; Rosemary (nee Cicero) Riordan.

            He is survived by his Loving Companion Diana Baughman; their cats, Lokee, Tiger, Little Bit, OG (Our Original Gangster) and Mr. Whiskers; Diana’s children, Joseph Pearce (Roxanne), Jessica Gabriel (Seth) and Jennifer Epperson (Andrew); ten grandchildren; sister Beverlee (John) Viggiano; brother Anthony and loving neighbor, Terri Henry. 

            He was preceded in death by his sisters Sandra and Joy Riordan. 

            Jimmy was the proud uncle of four; Donald Viggiano, Frank (Sandra) Viggiano, Stephanie (Nicholas) Blidy and the late Christopher Viggiano, Sr. Great-Uncle of six; Michael (Tiffany Adams) Viggiano, Rose, Nathaniel, Harley Joy Viggiano-Roman, Christopher Jr., and Hudson Viggiano. Great-great Uncle of Trenton Viggiano. Jimmy was especially proud to be Godfather of Stephanie. Jimmy is the grandson of the late Philip & Frances Cicero, Lorraine (Herman) Jurgens; nephew of Victoria (the late Bill West) Cicero & William (Florence) Cicero, Robert Bobich; and the late Joan (Joe) Rubino, Phyllis (Bill Miarka) Kishkunas, Steve Cicero, Frances Bobich. He is a special cousin and 2nd cousin to many.

            Jimmy's passion was fishing and the greater outdoors. He was always outside working with trees, flowers and plants when he & Diana were not fishing. Jimmy enjoyed bonfires, barbeques and fireworks. He loved animals and mostly his family of cats. He never passed up a stray cat to give a home to.

            Jimmy will be dearly missed by Diana, his cats, his family in Illinois and family he made when he moved to Missouri. 

            Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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