James F. Fyfe, 82, of Wilmarth Street, Attleboro, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed peacefully on Friday morning, April 10, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of sixty-two years to Rita T. (Boucher) Fyfe.
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Born in Merrimac, MA on June 19, 1926 James was a son of the late John and Muriel (Trull) Fyfe. He was raised in Merrimac and was a graduate of Westford Academy in Westford, MA.
During WWII, Mr. Fyfe honorably served in the United States Army.
James was employed as a group leader for forty-two years at the former Swank, Inc. in Attleboro, retiring in 1988. Following retirement James was a crossing guard for the City of Attleboro for nine years serving at Hyman Fine Elementary School. A communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Attleboro, James enjoyed bowling, reading, golfing and especially treasured the time he spent with his family.
In addition to his beloved wife, Rita, James is survived by seven sons: James A. Fyfe of Dighton, David W. Fyfe and Randy E. Fyfe and his wife Kathy, all of Attleboro, Gregory D. Fyfe and his wife Diane of Rehoboth, Richard N. Fyfe and his wife Kim of Boca Raton, FL, Paul J. Fyfe and his wife Debra of Attleboro and Christopher J. Fyfe and his wife Maureen of North Attleboro; three daughters: Leanne A. Moreau and her husband Ronald of Pawtucket, Jane M. Barnett and her husband Don of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Leslie J. Ring of North Attleboro; two sisters: Margaret Swald of Pembroke Pines, FL and Maureen Kelly of Manville, RI; twenty-six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
James was the beloved father of Victoria Jeanne Fyfe who passed in 1957 and dear brother of the late Ruth Johnson, John Fyfe, Albert Fyfe, Robert Descheneau and Michael Descheneau.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 13, 2009 from 4 PM – 8 PM in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 9 AM from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, 208 South Main Street, Attleboro celebrated by the Rev. Philip Davignon, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville, MA. Mr. Fyfe will be laid to rest with full military honors recognizing his honorable service in the US Army during WWII in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Dodgeville.
In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember James in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Caritas Radiation Oncology Program, 70 Walnut Street, Foxboro, MA 02035 and/or the
, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or at: www.cancer.org.
An on-line guest book for family and friends to express condolences and additional information may be found at: www.duffy-poule.com.
Published online on Apr. 10, 2009 courtesy of Duffy-Poule Funeral Home.