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James A. Salemme Obituary
James A. "Jimmy" Salemme, of Rockland, formerly of Weymouth, died peacefully Dec. 4, 2013. Jimmy was born and raised in Weymouth, where he continued to live and raise his family before recently moving to Rockland. Jimmy worked at the Quincy Shipyard and later became an employee of the Department of Public Works in Weymouth. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a life member and a Grand Venerable of the Sons of Italy in Weymouth. He will be remembered for his warm heart and large sense of humor. He was the beloved companion of 19 years to Ruth Woodbury of Rockland. Devoted father of Margaret Salemme of Rockland and Joseph Salemme of Maine. Caring Papa of Lauren Salemme of Pembroke, Joseph Salemme Jr. of Bridgewater and Kristie Arujo of Marshfield. Great-grandfather of Caleb, Austin, Matteo, Kiley Rose and Jona. Former husband of Rose (Perrone) Salemme. Youngest and sole survivor of 11 children. Visiting hours were Sunday, Dec.8, 2-6 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends gathered in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m. Burial in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory of James may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

Published in The Abington Mariner from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 2013
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