James Vairin was born August 21, 1948, in Houston, TX, he died suddenly on Sunday October 11, 2020 at the age of 72.
Jimmy was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School, class of 1966, and also received an Associates’ degree from Delgado in 1970. In 1967 Jimmy joined the USAF Reserve and served until 1973. He was employed by Gervais Favrot Construction Company for 17 years and then established his own business, Vairin Construction Company in 1987. He was active in his business until earlier this year and had just recently retired.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Richard A. Vairin, Sr. and Catherine Scardino Vairin. He is survived by his wife Margo Dauterive Vairin and also survived by his two children from a prior marriage to Diane Gallo Vairin, Shelley Sexton (Matthew) and Brian Vairin. Jimmy leaves behind siblings Richard Jr. (Paula), Lynn, and Kenneth (Chari), nieces and nephews, one great niece, many cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was a former resident of Metairie, Kenner, and Lafitte. In 2008 he made his home in Barataria. In the past Jimmy enjoyed golfing, but in Barataria he was able to immerse his free time in fishing, his ultimate passion. The family will remember Jimmy for his calm demeanor, his flair for boiled and grilled seafood dishes and other delicious creations from his kitchen. His presence will be missed by his many friends and sorely missed by his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Edward The Confessor Church, 4921 W. Metairie Ave, Metairie, on Saturday, October 24, 2020, starting at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or The American Heart Association.