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1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
O'SULLIVAN, James M. James M. O'Sullivan, 71, of Canton, died suddenly at the Beth Israel Deaconess in Milton on June 13, 2016. Jim was born in Boston to James and Winifred O'Sullivan in 1944. He was educated in Boston Catholic Schools and served as an alter boy at St. Gregory's Church for many years. He graduated from Cathedral High School with honors in 1962. Jim joined the United States Army in 1963 and served with distinction as a Paratrooper primarily in Germany. While at Jump School he earned several citations and awards. Several years after completing his active duty, Jim joined the US Army Reserves and was activated to serve in Desert Storm. After completing this assignment, he moved to the US Coast Guard Reserve and was posted in Boston. The discipline and patriotism he learned while serving in the military never left him. Jim spend a short time working at New England Telephone. He left to go to work for the State of MA. He spent many years working in security at Norfolk State Prison, and was assigned to coordinate the closing of Wrentham State School. In later life he worked part time as the Assistant Animal Control Officer for the Town of Canton. Predeceased in death by his parents, his brother Paul O'Sullivan and his sister Kathleen O'Sullivan, Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years Elaine (Pangraze) O'Sullivan, his sister Patricia Fuge and her husband Francis of Weymouth, his sister-in-law Marge O'Sullivan of Rockland, his brother-in-law Joseph Pangraze, his devoted nephew Andrew Pangraze, and his brother-in-law James Chin, all of Holbrook. He is also survived by several cousins and many wonderful nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews. In addition, he leaves his best friend Toby, his loyal canine companion. Jim was a quiet man who wanted nothing more in life than his home, his wife, his dog, his wonderful book collection, and his Gold John Wayne DVD collection. He was kind and charming, witty and smart. He was much loved. At Jim's request, funeral services are private. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116. Late US Army Veteran. Arrangements handled by the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook. For online guestbook and directions, please visit us at our website, www. thehurleyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 19, 2016
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