James Anthony Dragoni

June 3, 1961 - October 29, 2020

James Anthony Dragoni, 59, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 21 years, formerly of Port Chester, NY and White Plains, NY, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born June 3, 1961 in New York, NY.

James (Randy, Jim) was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. He was devoted to his family, always putting their needs ahead of his own. He was co-owner of Auto Clinic of Cape Coral. He owned businesses in New York as well during his career as an automotive mechanic (specializing in electrical and computer systems), spanning 41 years.  He was an avid boater, cyclist, hiker, and obstacle course racer. He also found great joy in travel.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Margaret “Meg” Dragoni of Cape Coral; loving mother, Sophie “Pat” Dragoni-Bistany of Ardsley, NY; two loving children, Danielle Dragoni of NY, NY, and Anthony Dragoni of Cape Coral; sister, Christine Serino (Daniel) of Garnerville, NY, nieces Nicole and Dana, nephew Danny; sister in law Diane Barrowman (Jay Tracy) of Hartsdale, NY, niece Kelly, nephew Will.

James was preceded in death by his father, Bertrand Dragoni.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com

Memorial Contributions in memory of James Anthony Dragoni are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Robert Coccaro Nov 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm


    I will always cherish the times that we had together. Our friendship of 43 years was very strong, Donna and I love and miss you each and every day. Maybe you can get a mud run going up in heaven. I know you used to love to do those things. Now you can join the many angels that have passed before you. Until we meet again my friend.

    Love, Robert & Donna

  2. Donna Coccaro Nov 5, 2020 at 8:01 pm

  3. Elaine Staltare Nov 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    You will always stay close to my heart Randy. As first cousins, our time together was always filled with laughter, love and understanding. Your sensitive nature will forever be a part of me. Rest In Peace now, and know how deeply you are loved .
    Cousin Elaine

  4. Will Tracy Nov 5, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Uncle Randy,
    It was just earlier last month that you sent me a message on Facebook, it has been many years since I saw you, right around the time I was enlisting and you and aunt Meg were in NY, my parents and all us went to dinner was the last time. But for some reason you thought to message me and now I wish I would have kept in touch more. I know your looking down on us now, you will never be forgotten.

    Love, your nephew Will

  5. ED VILIM Nov 6, 2020 at 11:27 am


  6. Deena Kalagias Nov 6, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Fond Memories, always remembered, never forgotten. Babysitting your children, going for desert, Fun in The Bahamas, and a fantastic computerized mechanic who kept my car running like new, never charging for labor.. From a baby to manhood such a great guy, Heaven just got a little bit sweeter.. until we meet again.. i will always remember the great man with a great smile.. wonderful Father and Husband.. love you always. 🙏🏼❤️😘

  7. Kelly Tracy Nov 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Uncle Randy,
    Your infectious smile, laugh, & love of cardio (which I will never understand) will always be in my heart. The last time I saw you was Thanksgiving 2018. We went out on the boat, drank probably too many drinks that weekend, and watched Private Benjamin as you, my mom, & aunt Meg asked if I was like Goldie Hawn’s character in every day life (the answer is still no!) I will always remember you dragging me out of bed to run with you and your competitive spirit in almost everything (especially mini golf). You always lived your life to the fullest & your sense of humor had no match.
    Thank you for all of the loving memories. Miss and love you. Until our next game of mini golf ❤️
    Love your niece,

  8. Jimmy Gatti Nov 7, 2020 at 10:25 pm


    Words can’t describe how much you are being missed with each passing day. I can still remember the first time I met you I was nervous in the beginning. I got to know you more when Danielle and I came down to Florida this past January. When we were in Florida, there we went on your boat and went to Disney. One of my fondest memories, I will always keep dear to my heart is when you,Danielle & I went out and shot pool. I will always remember we enjoyed playing against one another you’d beat me but it’d be competitive. You were always so fun to be around with a great cent of humor. You were always right there for your family and friends. I wish I could have spent more time with you. You’ll always be in our hearts and thoughts with things Danielle and I do , like going on roller coasters. You will be missed so much we know you’re watching us from up above in heaven. Until we meet again in our next game of pool and good music Rest In Peace Jim ❤️


  9. Diane M. Kolenda Nov 9, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Dear Meg and family,
    May you find peace remembering all the good times with Randy. He was a great person, always kind. I am happy my Brother Robert was in his and your life. May you find comfort from those who care. We all will be thinking of you and your family and friends.

    Love Diane (Coccaro) Kolenda and family

  10. Tina Mauro Nov 11, 2020 at 7:38 am

    My heart is so broken when I got the news. You were always kind to me and Dennis.. I’m gonna miss you coming into 7eleven every morning for your coffee.. plus going to your shop to get our car fixed.. you will be truly miss🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏. Please except our condolences to your family
    Tina ( 7eleven)

  11. Dan Serino Nov 11, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I will never forget all the wonderful memories I had with Uncle Randy! Uncle Randy was so much fun to be around. Some highlights of visiting Uncle Randy in Florida include boat rides to Sanibel, competitive mini golf rounds, hanging out at Ford’s Garage, and shooting fireworks into the canal! We also played a lot of card games, including Texas Hold’em, crazy eights, and also that Greek game where you had to convince others to talk to you once you’re out of the game. Uncle Randy was a huge fan of Yes – he taught me how to play the intro to Roundabout when I was starting to learn the guitar. The silliest memory I have of Uncle Randy is that when I was little, he would always tease me with a “magic” trick where he would split his finger in half! Uncle Randy – you will be missed so much. Until we meet again! Love, Danny

  12. Dana Serino Nov 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Uncle Randy, I have so many special memories, usually involving theme parks.. which you either loved and/or just couldn’t bear hearing Danielle and I beg you to take us to for a second longer. But one of my favorite memories was from my wedding day. In the hustle and bustle, I had no time to make it to the candy/food truck that I looked forward to above all on our special day. Perhaps it was overheard in passing that alls I wanted was a pack of Razzles, because shortly after, you appeared with them, like an angel. Because that was just the kind of man you were. I was hoping we had more time with you, because I would have loved for you to see what we did with the house, to play another game of yavloo (sp?) and for you to meet baby Ivy. You will be sorely missed, Uncle Randy 😢

  13. Caroline Piecura Nov 15, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Jim was an unbelievably nice guy. He started working with in through his business Auto Clinic of Cape Coral ( Cape Auto). I known him 20 years as a customer. He always figured it out or found out what was needed. He was a trusted man. How’s generosity went out to the disable and children in need. He would tell me the truth and offer advise on any vehicle we brought to him. I will miss him greatly. Albert seems lost. Prayers to his family. He was a rare gene among many stones.

  14. Bryan weaver Dec 4, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Jim’s been my mechanic for years just found out about his passing yesterday when I went to his shop ,, he was not just my family’s mechanic but over the years a friend ,, RIP jim ,, the weavers

  15. Marc C Dec 4, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I have know Jim for over 15 years as a loyal customer. He was an honest and sincere person. He always took time to listen and share a conversation. He will be greatly missed by our entire family

  16. Nancy Simpson Dec 9, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jim’s loved ones .He was my mechanic for many years and was an honest and kind man.Jim will truly be missed in our community .

  17. John Allen Dec 12, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Jimwas a great no nonsense man whom I looked up to.
    Only knowing Jim for 3 years.
    I felt i’d known him for a lifetime.
    Rest on peace my friend.
    You are dearly missed.

  18. Dominic Naro Feb 14, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    My condilances to Meg and family………Unfortunatly i just heare the bad news ……….Ive known Jim for many years and worked with him at PepB0ys in Cape Coral………..As a person in the Automotive field myself ive known Jim quite a few years. He bought parts from me…….I have sent him alot of customers because he was “straight up and honest ” not only knowledgeable but intelligent and great at his job
    everyone i sent to him was impressed……..Meg i was attending a car show several years ago at
    the Island Breeze Resturant and met you and Jim there …………Heaven has another great manand he left a lasting blessing to all of us who knew him.Rest in peace Jim

  19. charles Feb 15, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I am shock by the death of Jim. He was a good man and a good mechanic., I been seeing him for years to have work done to my car. He was a honest mechanic and he always treated me right. When I saw him, I ask how is running. I remember when I first saw him years ago He had a little belly, but he told me he got on a diet and start running where he will be running marathons and triathlons Every time I see him, I ask how is running doing and then I tell him about my daughter who is running also. I will truly miss him.

  20. Laney Apr 27, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Jim. You were the best and most talented auto mechanic I’ve come across in my life except for one when I was in college in Tallahassee. Having an auto mechanic who is honest and knew his stuff and super super talented is something that is special on this earth and that I valued tremendously. I respected you so much for your gift as an auto mechanic. You were an invaluable help to me and I know talent when I see it. I value your gift tremendously and depended on you for 20 years to help me with my car and with choosing a new car. When a dealer tried to rip me off all I needed to do was pick up the phone and Jim would tell me exactly what I needed to do and not to do. Such a de facto knowledgeable person who tells it like it is as an auto mechanic is so so so so so rare. When I found out you died I flipped out. Where am I going to take my car to. Where am I going to go to find another Jim. Death sucks it takes away gifts that we need on the earth to help us. I hate death.

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