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MARCELLINO, James J. "Jim" 73, died on June 30th after a long illness in Milton, MA. He is survived by his beloved wife Stacey Baker, his children, James and Marianna, and his siblings, William, Mary, Richard, John (Jocko) and Sister Noella, O.S.B. (Martha) and Patricia Sheehan. A trial lawyer for over 35 years with an expertise in intellectual property litigation, Jim received prestigious honors and offered his legal skills in the service of innumerable philanthropic organizations. Jim received a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.B.A. from Boston University. Jim was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as Deputy and Special Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, Project Director and Attorney for the Downtown Waterfront Project of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Chairman of the Policy Advisory Board of the City of Boston Department of Health and Hospitals and as a Vista Volunteer was a Community Legal Council in Detroit, MI. Jim was President of the Boston Bar Association, the Boston College Law School Alumni Association and the Boston Inn of Court. Jim was also a member of the High Technology Committee of the Center for Public Resources and the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. Jim held a position as an Adjunct Faculty member at Boston College Law School. An accomplished football player, Jim was the recipient of the O'Melia Award and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Archbishop Williams High School and Holy Cross College. Jim will be remembered by family and friends for his generosity, his brilliant humor, and capacity to light up a room. Private service and burial are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center. Attention: Nicole Gullotti, 72 East Concord Street- Robinson 7800, Boston, MA 02118. www.dolanfuneral.com

Published by Boston Globe from Jul. 5 to Jul. 6, 2016.
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I regularly recall Jims wit and wisdom. A great lawyer and first-rate individual, Jim was always a true gentleman. I, along with many others, miss him very much. Bob Holloway
Robert Holloway
June 29, 2019
I was away in July and missed all notices of Jim's death. I learned of it today through the "in memoriam" listings in the BCLaw Magezine. Although Jim was only two years ahead of me at BC law, I did not get to know him until many years later through our work at the Boston Bar Association and the BC Law Alumni Association. Working with Jim was always lots of fun and productive. He brought great joy to all of his efforts and shared that with everyone else involved. I was shocked and terribly sorry to learn of his death.
I hope Jim's family can take comfort in all of the wonderful words everyone has to say about Jim and the great stories they have to tell of him.
Meg Connolly
February 13, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Jim Marcellino. I was a young law student when I worked with him and he was instrumental in arranging for me to transfer to Boston College Law School; he was so kind and a wonderful presence at Gaston & Snow. He will be missed.

Suanne St. Charles
BC Law, Class of 1983
Suanne St. Charles
September 15, 2016
Jim will always be remembered for his infectious optimism and resilience when the going got tough. He brought great spirit and humor to everyone in our firm, Gaston & Snow and was truly one of the "good guys" at all times.
Jim Whitters
July 19, 2016
It's been a while, but I always enjoyed working with him. - Rudy Kass
July 17, 2016
My condolences to the Marcellino family. Jim was a great attorney, who fully embraced the passion of an advocate. He was kind, yet made me proud to be characterized as a fellow "shark." He will be missed in our legal ocean.
Connie McGrane
July 11, 2016
We shared the same homeroom with Sr. Mary Josella. A fellow lawyer, he was a great man and a great lawyer
Edward Angley
July 9, 2016
As one of Jim's Holy Cross roommates 55 years ago, I got to live with a young man who was gracious, generous and solid. These and other characteristics guided the help he provided to so many people and his great life.
Dennis Kelly
July 8, 2016
Sadly, a life ended too soon. Goodbye my fellow Crusader; your reward awaits you.
Marc Auger, DDS
July 8, 2016
Celebrating a life well lived. I will cherish the memories. Paula (Tozzi) Dunn, Classmate, Archbishop Williams High S
Paula (Tozzi) Dunn
July 7, 2016
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Paula (Tozzi) Dunn
July 7, 2016
I associate many of the happiest, funniest, most interesting, and sometimes most terrifying moments of the first decade of my legal career with this man. RIP Jim- instead of this you should be golfing, telling ridiculous jokes, saying things that nobody else would get away with, pushing limits and wrapping everyone up in that big quirky heart of yours. Peace and happy memories to the Marcellino family.
Emily Smith-Lee
July 7, 2016
What sad news. Jim was a great lawyer, inspiring mentor, and a wonderful person. Our sincerest condolences.
David & Netta Mello
July 7, 2016
Jim Marcellino was bigger than life when I was a first year associate in the litigation department of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett. He was always the first to greet you with "how's it going champ" when he saw you in the hallway, always there to offer advice and always tossing the football to you in his office. He carried with him a positive attitude, a caring heart and a devotion to the law. I was fortunate to have learned from him the skills every lawyer needs. I will miss him. RIP.
James Carroll
July 7, 2016
This is a great loss - to the legal community, for sure -- but for the City as well. Our hearts go out to the Marcellino family.

Nancy Gertner and John Reinstein
Nancy Gertner
July 7, 2016
So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was a valued colleague and friend, always quick with a joke and kind word. Sending condolences to his family and friends on this loss.
Elizabeth Levy and E. Michael Thomas
July 7, 2016
I knew Jim at Holy Cross where the whole Marcellino family made an impact. Jim had an understated, graceful sense of purpose. He was most effective in the most critical of moments.
He made an impact. AMDG
Jay McLaughlin
July 6, 2016
Jim was a fabulous lawyer and top-shelf individual. Whether he was an opponent or on the same side of a case, he was ever the consummate advocate and gentleman. I always loved sharing "war stories" with him about football and rugby -- he was a great player, and I was simply happy to participate. I am deeply saddened by his passing and always will remember him with affection and admiration. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Bob Holloway
Rlobert Holloway
July 6, 2016
Upon reading his obituary I was not surprised to learn how full Jim's life had been. He was a stunner of a young man who all knew would rise to great heights and remain there. His passing is a tremendous loss for all those who loved and respected him. I am deeply moved by this news and I send my love and prayers to his family. May Our Lord bless his spirit in the afterlife as He did here on earth.
Jania Chmielinski-Villon
July 6, 2016
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