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James Levis Acheson
WWII Navy Veteran; 102

SOMERVILLE -- James Levis Acheson, age 102, husband of the late Frances S. (Shaw) Acheson died Saturday at the Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus, after a brief illness.

He was born in Cambridge, May 16, 1912, the son of the late James and Dianna (Levis) Acheson and lived in Somerville all of his life. Mr. Acheson served in the Navy during WWII.

He was employed at the Boston Naval Shipyard for many years, and later worked at the former Knox Brothers Dodge in the parts department. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Masonic Lodge for 77 years and was a former Past Master.

Mr. Acheson is survived by his daughter, Barbara Van Dyke and her husband, Walter of Billerica; his son, James Steven Acheson and his wife, Kerri of Minneapolis, MN; his grandchildren, Karen Van Dyke and her husband, Kenneth Kepchar, David Van Dyke and his wife, Laurie, Graham Acheson and his wife, Siobhan, and Tyler Acheson and his wife, Caroline; and his great-grandchildren, Patrick, Derek and Garret Van Dyke.

ACHESON -- Of Somerville, May 24, James Levis Acheson, It being Mr. Acheson request, all funeral arrangements will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, One Bullfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements under the care of the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com
Published in Lowell Sun on May 25, 2014
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