James Joseph May, 85, of Weymouth, formerly of Halifax and Rockland, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Harbor House Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Ann L. (McNulty) May. Born Jan. 24, 1929, in Auburn, Maine to John E. and Margaret E. (Shields) May. Jim moved to Massachusetts as a young man and worked in Boston for many years. He met and married Ann, moved to Rockland where together they raised their family. Jim was actively involved in his local community, Holy Family Church, Rockland Golf Course and Rotary Club. Jims favorite hobbies included playing golf, cards and cribbage with family and friends. Jim was an executive officer for the Keystone Company in Boston for 20 years. After leaving the Keystone Company in the mid seventies he then went to work for the Rockland Savings Bank until his retirement in 1994. Survived by his five children: Kathleen Monahan and her husband Tim of Weymouth, John May and his wife Nancy of Buellton, Calif., James May Jr. and his wife Kate of State College, Pa., Paul May and his wife Stephanie of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Maureen Bouchard and her husband Peter of Hollis, N.H. 11 devoted grandchildren: Meghan, Kevin, Maura and Colin Monahan, Lauren May and Mavis Pugh, Erin and Nora May and Michelle, Joe and Nicole Bouchard. Also survived by his sisters Betty Hansen of Falmouth, Maine and Carroll Charron of Vero Beach Florida. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Jims life on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 4 - 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. Donations in Jims memory may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. For directions or to share a memory on his Tributes page, visit www, magounbiggins.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 21, 2014