James "LB" Rieth

  • Born: May 14, 1965
  • Died: October 24, 2019
  • Location: New Ipswich, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cherished Husband, Father, and "Bumpy"

Message From The Family

Thank you to so many who have offered condolences, kind words, and support to our family. We are incredibly grateful and appreciate all of your sentiments and of course the multitude of amazing LB stories. Feel free to share one here!. Thank you.

James "LB" Rieth, passed away on Thursday, October 24 at the age of 54, after a long, hard-fought battle with a terminal illness.
LB will be forever cherished by his loving wife of 19 years, Kristy, their five amazing children, Jenn, Jake, Kaylyn, David, and Leighanna and their four beautiful grandchildren, Brodie, Mason, Emilee, and Lucas, and by his father Ron, his brother David, and his four sisters, Betsy (Berube), Rhonda (Bernier), Danielle and Jessica (Brown). LB will be fondly remembered by all his in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family, and by countless friends and acquaintances.
He was best known for his warrior spirit, his wacky sense of humor, his kindness and understanding towards others, and for being the best Bumpy in the whole world. LB was predeceased by his mother, Paula.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2 – 5 PM at Cremation Society of NH, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester, NH. His favorite color was purple, so feel free to wear something of purple in his honor.
Memorial donations in memory of LB can be made to The Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH by visiting: https://www.hhhc.org/how-to-help/donate/
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." –Dr. Seuss
To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.csnh.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a classmate of Jim's in High School and have known him since Elms St days. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. We had caught up a little on Facebook but then fell behind again. I hope his last days were peaceful and painless.

Posted by George Skuse - Milford, NH - Classmate   October 31, 2019

LB was truly one of a kind....loving, caring and full of life. If we could aspire to be 1/4 of the human being LB was, the world would be a better place! To say LB will be missed is a gross understatement, but we ALL have amazing memories of this truly amazing man. He'll be smiling down on all of us every day. Rest in Peace, my friend!

Posted by Stu Hipwell - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 31, 2019


I only met LB twice, but listening to all the hilarious stories from people that knew him, showed me he was a real prankster. And seeing all the heartfelt responses on FB showed me what a truly wonderful man he was. Unlike money, being rich in family and friends, being loved, respected, and cherished is something that can never be taken away. God Speed LB.

Posted by Suzie Multer - Woodstock, ME - Acquaintance   October 30, 2019


LB was truly one of my best friends in life, I will always cherish the 20 years of memories and lifetime of laughs he gave me. The whole family IS my family, and I will, as promised (many times) always look after them. Forever a part of my life, I am heartbroken he is gone, but relieved and grateful he no longer struggles to Breathe. Rest High on the mountain my friend, till we meet again...........

Posted by MaryEllen Montplaisir - Bryant Pond, ME - Family   October 30, 2019

So sorry for yours and your family's loss leighanna. I love you very much ❤ Love Melanie

Posted by Melanie Lambert - Troy, NH - Friend   October 29, 2019


Ron and I were so sad to hear about LB! Such an amazing person with a wacky and wonderful sense of humor! Our love and condolences to the entire family. Love Ron and Lynne Tocci

Posted by Lynne Tocci - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 29, 2019

Sending love to Kristy, the entire family and many friends. The greatest gift you have given to LB was showing him how much you loved him every day! May your memories last a lifetime. Rest in Peace, LB.

Posted by Mary Lou Miller - West Chester, PA - friend   October 29, 2019

Aunt Bert and I express our deepest sympathy to LB's family on this occasion of their loss. He was surely a devoted husband, father and grand father that will be missed every day. May he now rest in painless peace.

Posted by Bob Pare' - Warren, RI - Family   October 29, 2019

Kristy and family I am sorry for your loss you have my condolences. Homer

Posted by Homer Bloom - Greenville, PA - Friend   October 29, 2019

My wife, Bobbi, and I had the honor of attending some President Club events with LB and Kristy. His sense of humor and ability to make you feel part of his family are just a few of the fond memories we have of him.
May the road rise to meet you Brother......................Smitty

Posted by THOMAS SMITH - SHELTON, CT - Friend   October 28, 2019

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