James D. Friend LEICESTER — James D. Friend, 55, of Leicester, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2019, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Crete, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1963, the son of Thomas and Marie (Pageau) Friend. James was a graduate of Lake Forest High School in Illinois class of 1981. On May 22, 1992, he married Catherine Prescott. Jim was employed for many years at Middlebury College. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Prescott Friend, of Leicester; two sons Patrick Friend and fiancée Rebecca Jimmo, of Middlebury, and their sons Justin Jimmo and Jordan Friend, and Douglas Friend, of Pittsford; two brothers Charley Harvey, of Hot Springs, NC, and Robert Friend and wife Martha, of Bristol; three sisters Linda Hazard, of White River Junction, Kathleen Friend, of Malletts Bay, and Brenda Ferro, of Daytona, FL. He was predeceased by his parents. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.