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James J. Herrington

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James J. Herrington James J. Herrington 87, of Franklin, died peacefully, at the Serenity Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Monday April 22, 2013 following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Pauline M. (Babyak) Herrington who died in 1996. Born January 21, 1926 in Jackson, Michigan a son of the late Charles D. and Emily A. (Jewett) Herrington, he was a Franklin resident since 1968. He was raised and educated In Michigan, where he graduated from technical school and went onto work for the Chrysler Corporation as an electrician. He also worked for Continental Baking in New Jersey and then was transferred to Wonder Bread Bakery on Speen St. in Natick. Following the bakery, he took a job with Northrop in Norwood, and retired in February 1992. He also worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Stop & Shop Companies for 15 years, and was the custodian for St. Marys Church in Franklin or over 16 years. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. He attained the rank of electricians mate 3rd class and was stationed aboard the USS OToole, a destroyer escort . Jim was stationed in the Philippines and China; he was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and was discharged in June 1946. James loved the outdoors, camping and canoeing. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Council Knights of Columbus, Franklin, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Franklin Senior Citizens, the Boy Scouts, and the Franklin Lodge of Elks. James is survived by a son, Thomas J. Herrington of Bridgewater, a daughter Mary T. Richards of Kent, Ohio, and a sister Doris A. McConnell of Florida. He was the grandfather of the l ate Airman First Class Kenneth L. Richards and the brother of the late Donald F. and Loren D. Herrington. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements handled by the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Marys Church, 1 Church Sq. at 10AM. Burial will be at a later date in St. Marys Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin, MA 02038.

Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 26 to May 3, 2013
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