FREMONT - James William "Jim" Humphries, Jr., 62, born and raised in Lynn, Mass. and former resident of Seabrook, died peacefully Monday, December 3, 2012 at his home in Fremont surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Lynn, Mass. January 23, 1950, the son of the late James William and Christina (Panagakis) Humphries, Sr. Jim attended Lynn Trade School and later in life he earned his Associates Degree from Stratham Vo-Tech. He served honorably in the United States Navy
during the Vietnam era. Jim worked as a tool and die maker at General Electric in Everett and Lynn, Mass.
Jim's biggest passion in life was hunting - fishing came in at a close second. He served on the selective service draft board and in the summer of 1990 he had the privilege of flying in a KC135 jet during a refueling mission. Jim was a former member of the Men of St. Joseph at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Hampton with his son Jim. He was also a member of the State Line Field and Stream Club of South Hampton and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Jim took great pride in taking care of his lawn and laughed when lawn companies would stop to ask him his secrets for keeping his grass so green. Jim spent many happy days visiting with his son at his son's business.
Jim's granddaughter, Hope Humphries, was the twinkle of his eye. They were best friends. He would drop anything when she showed up at his house. They spent days looking for frogs, riding bikes, fishing and having fun together.
Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Elaine (Barry) Humphries; his son, James William "Jim" Humphries, III and his wife Lisa, of Amesbury, Mass.; his daughter, Becca Cotter, of Dover; his loving sister, Elaine Harbour and her husband Foy, of McLoud, Oklahoma; his granddaughter, Hope Humphries and his grandson, Michael Cotter.
He was predeceased by his stepfather, Carl Dyer.
Visiting hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 in St. Joseph Church of Holy Family Parish, corner of School and Sparhawk Streets, Amesbury, Mass. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, N.H. 03885. For directions or to sign an online guest book visit www.RemickGendron.com
for an online guest book.