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Remembering James Trentini

10 Sep
2010

James Trentini, of Rowley, Massachusetts, was a retired teacher and assistant principal. He died as a passenger on Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Also lost with him on that sad day, and equally devastating to his family, friends, and community, was his beloved wife Mary. He was born May 24th, 1936, and was 65 years old at the time of his passing.

James touched the lives of so many people (young people specifically, as a teacher) that it is incalculable to measure the impact he made upon his community, and the world. Every child he taught and each of their descendants will have been touched by his guiding hand, after a fashion. Many of his former students have expressed that in James, they saw someone who could see the potential in each of them, and was eager to help each of them realize it.

James coached football and track. He was an active member of the American Cancer Society.

James was survived by his children Patti Trentini, Paige Landry, Pamela Trentini, and Jimmy Trentini, as well as his grandchildren Albert Landry, Parker, Payton and Piper Paris.

James left behind five sisters:  Mary Luciano, Lorraine Egan, Patricia Malatesta, Della Spadafora, and Bernice Barletta.

You can see the Legacy.com questbook for James. Also visit the 9-11 victims tribute page for James. Prepare yourselves to be overwhelmed and humbled by the impact of one very good man on the world.

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The Gonzo Mama

September 10th, 2010 at 11:32 PM

What an impact he had on this world! Thank you for doing this tribute.

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Jenifer Bartoszek

September 11th, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Mr. T was the greatest teacher & human being I have ever known. He touched thousands of lives and will always be missed & remebered…

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Bill Peterson

October 21st, 2011 at 2:05 PM

I still have memeroies of Jim Trentini He was my teacher at Holten richmond Junior high in 1964 He wanted things done but was fair

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