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“Dear Dad,I am so proud to be your daughter and miss you more than words can say. My heart aches every day but I know you are in heaven, which makes...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lynne Carr - Flagler Beach, FL

“Mark and Mary,We are sorry for the loss of Jim, may your memories bring comfort and smiles. Donna and Steve ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Centamore - Plymouth, MA

“Jim was truly one of "the greatest generation," loyal to his Country, his family and his friends. He was a kind and generous brother-in-law and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Joan Mullen - Falmouth, MA

“It was such an honor to know Jim. He was a wonderful man. Our sincere condolence to his family. May he rest in eternal peace.Marge & Bob Connolly and...Read More »
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5 of 6 | Posted by: Marge Connolly - Wareham, MA

“On behalf of the Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2498, I want to express our sadness at the passing of our former Post Commander, James Willis...Read More »
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James M. Willis – Age 92 of Needham, MA on May 31st, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and resided in West Virginia until age 17 when he joined the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge after World War II, he attended the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance on the G.I. Bill and received an Associate's Degree. He was employed by ADVEST, INC for 43 years until his retirement. He was predeceased by his wife Anne (Reid), his wife Dorothy "Midge" (Harris), his brother Fred, his sisters Alice & Kate, and his grandson, Ryan James Willis. He is survived by his son, Mark L. Willis and daughter-in-law Mary A. Willis of West Roxbury MA, grandson Sean T. Willis of Providence RI, his daughter Lynne A. Carr of Flagler Beach FL, and his grandson Christopher Carr of Ailey GA. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: VNA Care Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923.