POLCARI, James A. "Jim" In Lowell, Nov. 26, 2016, following a hard fought battle with lung cancer, 56, of Lowell, beloved husband of Mealea Chan-Polcari; devoted father of Ethan James Chan-Polcari and Constance Marie Chan-Polcari of Lowell; loving son of Anthony Polcari of Melrose, and the late Claire (McCarthy) Polcari; cherished brother of Linda Biles of Andover, Donna Polcari of N. Andover, Carol Dickerson and her husband Dr. James Dickerson of Windham, NH, and John Polcari of Bradford; brother-in-law of Chakry, Matinal, Matinol, Bopha, and Greg; uncle to 13 dear nieces and nephews. Jim also leaves so many dear friends from every facet of his life, far too many to mention by name, but know how special you were to him and how much he valued your friendship.|
Born in Somerville, Jim was a graduate of Melrose High, the University of Lowell (Engineering), the Paulist Bros. Seminary, and the New England School of Law. Jim was passionate about his career as an attorney specializing in Special Education Advocacy and Juvenile Law. For Jim, it was a labor of love being a voice for those who didn't have one.
He was a loving and devoted Dad, teaching and coaching his children baseball, hockey, swimming, basketball, and volleyball. Jim's family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Staff at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Lowell General Hospital's Cancer Center, and Dr. Mark Romanowsky for the care and compassion they showed him throughout his illness. They will be forever grateful.
Family and friends may call at the Fay McCabe Funeral Home, 105 Moore St., LOWELL, on Thursday from 4 until 8 PM. Jim's funeral will take place on Friday morning at 11:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, 144 East Merrimack St., Lowell. Burial in the historic Lowell Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Jim Polcari's Childrens Fund, Enterprise Bank, c/o Maria Lobao, 222 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852 or at any Enterprise Bank location. Please see www.faymccabe.com for his complete obituary.
Arrangements By The Fay McCabe Funeral Directors
105 Moore St., Lowell
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 29, 2016