James F. Lopes Jr. of East Falmouth, who owned A&G Fuel Oil for nearly three decades, died June 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was 61.
He was the son of Geraldine A. (Sylvester) Lopes and James F. Lopes Sr.
Mr. Lopes founded and served as president of A & G Fuel Oil for 29 years, while also owning and operating several small businesses in Falmouth.
He was actively involved with athletics in town and beyond. He served as a league and all-star coach in both Falmouth Little League and Falmouth Babe Ruth, and was the league president of the latter. He was the general manager of the Clark-Haddad American Legion Post 188 baseball team, general manager and field manager of the Cape Cod Braves baseball club of the Cranberry Baseball League, and also volunteered with the Falmouth High School field hockey and girls’ lacrosse programs.
He had a love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
In addition to his mother, he leaves his daughter, Ashley K. Lopes of Bellingham; his son, Geoffrey M. Lopes of Manchester, New Hampshire; two siblings, Stephen R. Lopes and Valerie J. Antonellis, both of Teaticket; two nephews, Jeremy Lopes and Todd Lopes; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his former wife, Lisa A. (Prada) Lopes.
He was predeceased by his father, who died in 1985.
Visiting hours will be Friday, June 7, from 4 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 8, at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.