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James E. DiCarlo, founder of Jimmy’s Food Store, dies in Dallas

James E. DiCarlo, founder of Jimmy’s Food Store, dies

James Edward DiCarlo, the "Jimmy" at Jimmy's Food Store, died on August 4 of a heart attack; he was 92. Services will be on August 9 at 10 am, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, at 6306 Kenwood Ave. in Dallas.

Loaded with Italian specialty items, wine, cheese, meats, house-made sausages and signature sandwiches, Jimmy's is one of Dallas' top foodie attractions.

Originally called Morse Brothers Grocery, the store began to focus more intently on Italian foods under the direction of DiCarlo's sons, Mike and Paul. DiCarlo continued to work nearly until his death.

DiCarlo is survived by his sons Mike, Paul and Vincent DiCarlo; a daughter Mary Martha Francis; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jimmy's Food Store, East Dallas
James E. DiCarlo left a big mark on the city of Dallas with his namesake Jimmy's. Alexa Dallas
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