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“Although I only had the pleasure of knowing Jim for about five years, he had a great impact on my life, I am sure he will be fine in this next step....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lincoln Proctor - East Dennis, MA

“I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the treasured memories of James. May God continue to give your family the strength and peace to make...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Ann - Charlotte, NC

“My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one.May the many memories you shared with him and promise at John 11:24-26 comfort you during...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of love comfort you during this difficult time. May God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again. RH ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“An amazing tribute Jocelyn! How blessed we were to have had him in our lives. So many happy memories are flooding in - finding him unannounced at the...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Annmarie Schwartz - Brighton, MI


James was born on July 8, 1931 and passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

James was a resident of Anchorage, Alaska at the time of his passing.

Jim was born in Detroit and grew up in Farmington, MI, and worked summers on Mackinac Island, MI; graduating from University of Detroit Jesuit High School and U of D College.

He served in the U.S. Army at the Frankfurt Arsenal in Philadelphia for three years in 1950's, and was later quite pleased when granddaughter, Abby, also chose to serve for three years.

A memorial mass was said for Jim in Anchorge, AK, and family and friends are remembering him in their own parishes. An interment ceremony will be held in Massachusetts at the Bourne National Veteran's Cemetery at a later date. All are welcome to attend the interment and to join with friends and family afterwards at Mezza Luna in Buzzards Bay for sharing stories and love in Jim's memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations are recommended to St. Vincent de Paul societies at your local parish, to Maryknoll Missions, which Jim supported throughout his life, to the Christian Appalachian Project, or to a charity of one's choice.

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