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James J. Feeley Jr.

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James J. Feeley Jr. Obituary
FEELEY, James J. "Jim" Jr. Of Hingham, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010 surrounded by loved ones. Beloved husband of 41 years to Helene G. (Buckley) Feeley. Devoted father of James Feeley, III and his wife Diane of Hingham, Kristin Feeley of Hingham, and Michael Feeley and his wife Julie of So. Weymouth. Cherished grandfather of Kathryn and James Feeley, IV. Loving brother of Marcia Feeley-Dyment and her husband Stephen of Hingham, and Stephen Feeley and his wife Andrea of Hingham. Dear brother in law of Ann MacCune and her husband Michael of Hingham. Adoring uncle of Monique and Vera Dyment, Shaun and Stephen Feeley, Jr., Kim, Sarah, MacKenzie and Michael MacCune, Jr. Jim spent his early years in Newton and then moved to Hingham as a boy. He graduated from Hingham High School (Class of 1962) and Bryant & Stratton Business School in Boston. After Jim was married he moved to Quincy in 1968 and then returned to Hingham in 1998. A lifelong employee of the family's business, Feeley's Company, Inc. a metal finishing company in Quincy, where Jim was President and was joined by his sister, brother, and sons in running the business. Jim loved sailing aboard "Ladylove", the family sailboat, where he and his family spent much time vacationing and racing or simply taking a leisurely day sail around the Bay. They took annual summer sailing trips to the Cape and Islands, with his favorite spot Hadley's Harbor and cruised all the waters of New England and the Caribbean. Jim participated in the Wednesday Night Racing in Hingham Bay and Weekend Regattas throughout New England with his family for over 30 years and had begun to teach his grandchildren about the sport he loved so much. He also participated in the 1999 Marion to Bermuda Race. Jim valued spending time with his family. He enjoyed skiing in No. Conway, annual trips to Bermuda for Thanksgiving, New Zealand for the America's Cup, Portugal to visit Fatima and many countries in Europe. He was a clever story teller and loved to tease. Jim was a member of the Hingham Yacht Club and the Hingham Bay - PHRF, and a former member of the Master Metal Finishers of New England. Jim was a loving person and admired by many and will be sadly missed by all. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 4 - 9 pm in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street, HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Paul's Church, Hingham at 10 AM. Burial in High Street Cemetery, Hingham. Donations in memory of James may be made to Children's Hospital, Development, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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