James P. Hand of Norwood
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James P. Hand, of Norwood, formerly of Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2013. He was born in Detroit, MI on June 25, 1932. Beloved husband of Gertrude (Cleary) Hand; loving father of Virginia Pittsley and her husband, William of Portsmouth, RI, Patricia Adelmann and her husband, Jack of Plymouth, Donna Celuzza and her husband, David of Lunenburg, James P. Hand Jr. and his wife, Kimberley of Attleboro, Eleanor Reilly and her husband, Robert of Needham, Edward Hand and his wife, Elizabeth of Clarence, NY, Susan Hand of Norwood, Thomas Hand and his partner, Cara Meringolo of South Boston, Kathryn Savage and her husband, Mark of Norwood, and Kelley Hand of Boston; devoted brother of Peter Hand of Norwood, Margaret Carew of Brooklyn, NY, Eleanor Carey of Chantilly, VA, and the late Thomas Hand and Mary Slattery. He was also survived by 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12th (Today) at 8:00 am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston. Memorial contributions in memory of James P. Hand may be made to Answer For Cancer, c/o Attleboro High School, 100 Rathbun-Willard Drive, Attleboro, MA 02703 or to St. Catherine of Siena School, 249 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Gillooly Funeral Home
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 12, 2013