Obituary: James A. Jack, 92

March 24, 1932 – May 14, 2024

James A. Jack of Peabody, formerly of Reading, May 14, 2024.  

Beloved husband of Katherine M. (Quinn) Jack for 66 years. Devoted father of Brian A. Jack and his wife Margaret of Watertown CT, Kevin J. Jack and his wife Anne of Reading, Maureen K. Primrose and her husband Scott of Allendale NJ, Kenneth E. Jack of Woburn and Bonnie E. McCulloch and her husband George of Bedford. Cherished brother of Nola Bennett and her husband Jack of Plum Island, the Late Douglass Jack and his wife Jane of Windham, NH, and the late Heather Jack. Loving grandfather of 10 and a loving great-grandfather of two.

James ( Jim) was the son of the late George A. and Alice Jack. A graduate of Melrose High, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Boston University Law School. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and served as a captain in the Air Force reserves. After serving his country, James practiced Family law for over 45 years.

Jim was a devoted family man. His favorite pastime was traveling with his family all over the country with trailer in tow. He loved camping and sailing in New Hampshire with his very large extended family. He spent many happy summers on the beaches of Plum Island. He loved his home in Reading and sitting by his pool. He enjoyed hearing about his children and grandchildren’s lives and accomplishments. He was an avid reader and lover of history and music. He is remembered for his big smile, hearty laugh and strength of character. 

A visitation will be held at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Wednesday, May 22 from 9:00-10:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 11:00am. Burial with military honors will follow at Charles Lawn Cemetery in Reading.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation

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