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Olaf Joseph James John Virgadamo

August 19, 1941 ~ April 22, 2022

James Virgadamo, 80, of Sulphur, passed away on April 22, 2022, in a local hospital. A Lake Charles native, James was a retired Sergeant with the Department of Transportation Weights and Standards. He was also a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, having served two tours in the Vietnam War as a radio operator with 7th Communications Battalion attached to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. James enjoyed singing, dancing, and telling jokes.

He is survived by children Connie Etié of Lumberton, T.X., Gina Williams and husband Lewis of Singer, Cheryl Singleton of Sulphur, Olaf Virgadamo of Sulphur, Tony Virgadamo and wife Stephanie of Sulphur, Mary Emery and husband Harvey of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Daniel Virgadamo and wife Soosze of Killeen, T.X., and Donald Virgadamo and wife Kimberly of Singer; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brother Michael Virgadamo of Baton Rouge; and wife Debbie Virgadamo of Sulphur, her daughter Jessica Lamica, and granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by parents Jimmy and June Virgadamo and sister Mary Anne Virgadamo; mother of his children and wife of 32 years, Lee Ann Virgadamo; and son-in-law Lonnie Etié.

The family will receive visitors at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home on Friday from 5PM to 8PM, a Rosary will begin at 6PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9AM on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Our Lady of LaSalette Parish in Sulphur. Burial will be in Orange Grove Cemetery in Lake Charles.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.robisonfuneralhome.com

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  1. my deepest heartfelt condolences to all of you, this breaks my heart to hear this.
    I just ran into him a couple of days ago at the bank in sulphur, I've seen him there quite a few times as my job takes me there daily. I always enjoy talking with him and you're right he always had a joke for me, may he rest in peace.

  2. So sorry to all y’all for this loss.  Wishing you peace in this sad time. We will miss you Cousin James.
    Love 
    Cathie Ruben (Pipia)

  3. So very sorry for your loss, my Virgadamo cousins! May James rest in the Lord’s peace. Paul and I send our love.

  4. Mr Virgadamo you were one of my favorite customers and you will forever be in my heart. My condolences to Mrs. Debbie and his children and grandchildren

    Mr. Virgadamo was a great man my his soul Rest In Peace. 

    Forever your Favorite Banker 

  5. To my family he was alwsys known as James the husband of my late dear sister and mother to their 8 beautiful children. My heart breaks for my neices of nephews who I know will miss their father so very much. May our Father give them each comfort and peace as they mourn the passing of their father. I love each one of you dearly.

  6. I will always remember the US Marine, the Daddy of the troop, the one of 40 Shreve cousins, and an entertainer to boot.   Love you

  7. To my family he was alwsys known as James the husband of my late dear sister and mother to their 8 beautiful children. My heart breaks for my neices of nephews who I know will miss their father so very much. May our Father give them each comfort and peace as they mourn the passing of their father. I love each one of you dearly.

  8. Donald, Kimberly, and family,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Prayers that you will each feel the presence of God in your time of grief. We will be praying for a special peace and comfort to help you through this time.

  9. Debbie, we are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed spending time with you and James and most definitely when he performed his songs and told his jokes. We will definitely miss him!


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