James “Jim” Raia, 56, Beloved son, brother, father "Daddio", grandfather “Poppy”, uncle, and friend “Pasta”. Born in Brooklyn to Barbara and Ernie, Jim was a talented musician and a loving father to his two girls, Jamie and Allie. From New York to New Jersey to Virginia and Missouri, Jim made jokes and friends everywhere he went. His humor and big heart will be missed dearly. Our rockstar- we love you, always and forever.
Survived by his mother and father, Barbara and Ernest Raia; daughters and their husbands, Jamie Raia Alexander (David) and Allison McNew (Stephen); grandson, Noah; brother, Peter Raia; nephew and niece, Peter John and Jordyn; Aunt and Uncle, Ursula and Charlie Sorgi.