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McCUSKER, James J. Esq. 80, of West Roxbury, passed away suddenly, November 4th. Predeceased by his wife Patricia A. (Belletete) McCusker. He is survived by his partner, Barbara Watson of West Roxbury, his children and their spouses, Tracey P. McCusker and John Petrone of Cumberland, RI, Michelle A. McCusker and Douglass Taylor of Medfield, MA, Christopher J. McCusker and Tina McCusker of Westwood, MA, and Meghan M. Houlahan and Sean Houlahan of Dover, NH, his grandchildren, Emily, Olivia, and Georgia Taylor, Stephen Petrone, Catherine and Anna McCusker, Quinn, Casey, and Ryan Houlihan, his many siblings and their spouses, 23 nieces and nephews, and his beloved Belgian family. James was the second oldest of 10 children born to Thomas P. McCusker and Nora (Dillon) McCusker. Brother to Thomas P. and the late Josephine (Manocchio) McCusker of Westwood, Kevin J. and Barbara (Chase) McCusker of Weymouth, Richard D. and Mary (Phillips) McCusker of Roslindale, Patricia M. (McCusker) and Peter Bailey of West Roxbury, Rosanne McCusker Scanlan and Paul Scanlan of Roslindale, Brian H. McCusker of Boston, Linda (LeClaire) McCusker, Roberta (Anderson) McCusker, and the late Michael J. McCusker, Noreen M. McCusker, and Charles G. McCusker. A graduate of Boston College High School, Boston University and Portia School of Law, he attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and remained close to many of his class of 1960. He also serviced in the United States Marine Corp. Born in Boston, James worked in the Boston area his entire life. He was a practicing attorney for 53 years and rarely missed a day in his office. His work has touched many lives throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Jame's great love was his farm in Salisbury, NH, spending time working in his barn and opening his home to his friends and family and giving the grandchildren rides through the woods in the Jeep. He was adored by all who knew him and will be deeply missed by his family. Funeral from Robert J. Lawlor & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa of Avila at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Interment Mount Benedict Cemetery. Guestbook @ www.lawlorfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 7, 2016
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