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James Francis Mayo

October 11, 1955 - February 23, 2020

CHESAPEAKE – James Francis Mayo, 64 died February 23, 2020.  James was born in Putnam, CT to Claire S. Mayo of Brooklyn, CT and the late James Mayo, Jr.  James was a veteran having served in the US Navy for twenty years.  He was a member of St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  James loved caring for and spending time with his family.  He also enjoyed fishing and building things.  James was predeceased by his father James Jr. and a brother, Gary Mayo.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 45 years, Sharon L. Mayo; children James Keith Mayo and his wife Jessica of Chesapeake and Jessica Lynn Smith of Chesapeake; siblings, Denis, Michael, Francis and Claire Mayo all of CT and Richard Mayo of RI; grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, James Dwight “JD”, and Jacson James; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake.  A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church with Father Brian Rafferty officiating, followed by a reception.  Burial with military honors will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery at 2:00pm.  Express condolences to the family below.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


St. Stephen, Martyr Roman Catholic Church

1544 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

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