SOUTHWOOD James "Jim" of Marshfield, MA, passed away on July 10, 2015 at the age of 76. He was with family when he passed. Born and raised in Canton, Jim was a graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton. After high school he attended the College of the Holy Cross before transferring to West Point. While at West Point he found his passion for writing and reporting as editor of the school newspaper. Jim went on to serve with honor as part of the 502d Military Intelligence Battalion in Korea, until 1963. Reporting and writing served as a post service career, including working for the Boston Herald Traveler, publishing his own works, and research projects. He served as part of the "Louis Greco Dream Team" with his research helping the family of Greco and three other men in winning a landmark $101.7 million judgment against the FBI after being wrongly accused and sentenced in 1965. Known for his quick wit and love of all things fly fishing, Jim will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by, wife, Anne, daughters Cait and Joanna, all of Marshfield. A son, Jay, and daughter-in-law, Lauren of Dorchester. Granddaughter, Shea. Sister, Barbara Southwood Tempel, her husband Leo, and their sons: Garth, Mark, and Brian. Services will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Nathan Hale Foundation, 763 State Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360. The Nathan Hale Foundation’s mission and civic duty is to help veterans and their families who face personal hardships. Arrangements by MacDonald Funeral Home in MARSHFIELD.
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Published in Boston Herald from July 18 to July 19, 2015