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James Lincoln Fee

1923-2013 MANCHESTER James Lincoln Fee, 89, of Manchester, Vermont passed away in his home on January 21, 2013.

Jim was born in Mt. Vernon, New York on October 8, 1923. He was the son of Wilfred and Edna Fee. He graduated from the Cheshire Academy and later from Colgate University after a stint as a Staff Sergeant in the Allied Air Forces during World War II. He was awarded the Air Medal after participating in aerial flights in the Southwest Pacific as part of the squadron known as the "Sea Hawks".

Jim took over the Fee Oil Company from his father Wilfred, whose father William Fee founded the Fee Oil Company in 1885. He retired as President and CEO in 1992. He has served on the Boy Scout Council, was secretary of the Rotary Club and was a board member of the Colgate University Alumni Association.

An avid athlete, Jim played paddle tennis, tennis and golf at a variety of clubs over the years; Wykagyl Country Club, New Rochelle, New York, Pelham Country Club, Grand Harbor Club of Vero Beach, Florida, The Stanwich Club of Greenwich, Connecticut and most recently Manchester Country Club. Jim loved watching football and was a big fan of the Jets, he was a voracious reader of business books and biographies and was a member of several investment groups in town. He enjoyed listening to big band music, puttering around his work shop and having lively discussions on economics, world events and politics.

He is survived by his wife of forty two years Joan Gillespie Fee, four children Marcia Hart and Carl Dalton Fee of Gloucester, Massachusetts, James l. Fee, Jr. of Moodus, Connecticut, John Fee of San Diego, California and two step children Gil Caffray and Pamela Caffray, both of Greenwich, Connecticut, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A commemorative occasion to celebrate his life will be planned for friends and family. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.


Published in The Manchester Journal from Feb. 1 to Feb. 22, 2013
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