James J. Sughrue Jr.

Born: Thu., Jul. 24, 1930
Died: Fri., Mar. 2, 2018


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 08, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church


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Douglas-James J. Sughrue Jr., 87, of Caswell Ct. died Fri. March 2, 2018 at home after an illness.
    He is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Lou (Kellett) Sughrue; 2 sons, Kevin M. and his wife Tracey Sughrue of Douglas and James J. Sughrue III of Buzzard's Bay; 3 daughters Catherine M. Etter of Wareham, Betty and her husband Robert Sneirson of Chelsea, and Julie and her husband Richard Ryan of Plymouth; 11 grandchildren Triniti, Jaeley, and Lucas Sughrue, Dylan, Jessica, and Daniel Hillman, Aaron, Peter, and Sarah Sughrue, and Matthew and Samantha Ryan; a sister Judith Sughrue of Stoughton; and many nephews and nieces. He was brother of the late Edward Sughrue, Helen Sughrue, and Joan Sughrue. Born in Whitinsville, MA on July 24, 1930, he was the son of John J. Sr. and Julia (Healey) Sughrue and lived in Douglas 57 years.
    Mr. Sughrue worked as a Head Teacher and fifth grade teacher at the Charlotte A. Dunning School in Framingham for 27 years, retiring in 1991. He previously taught in the Barre and Northbridge school systems. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Educated in the Northbridge public schools and St. Peter's in Worcester, he was a graduate of Providence College and Worcester State Teacher's College. He also attended the University of Connecticut. Jim was a member of the Mumford Council Knights of Columbus in Whitinsville and the Bishop O'Reilly 4th Degree Assembly in Worcester. A member of the Douglas Democratic Town Committee, he served as Douglas Town Assessor and Sewer Commissioner, and on the Central MA Housing Authority. He belonged to the MA Teachers Assn., the Framingham Teacher's Assn., and the Catholic Teachers Sodality of the Worcester Diocese. He also was an Alumnus Representative and Trustee at Providence College. He loved politics, telling stories, and at 13 years old went to Washington as a Congressional Paige. Always an academic, he enjoyed taking courses, the beach, and his Holly Tree Timeshare in W. Yarmouth, where he was on the Board of Directors. Jim was a longtime member of St. Denis Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister. Jim's family would like to thank Dr. Robert Cavanaugh and his staff, the Salmon VNA, and the Douglas Fire Dept. for their compassionate care and support.
    His funeral Mass will be held Thurs. March 8 at 11 am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Burial will follow in St. Denis cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Susan Hall Strom
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Marylou and family. Thinking of you at this time and remembering a husband and father who had a quick wit and a wonderful twinkle in hisbeye. May he forever rest in peace. Susan and Frank Strom

Jeanne Turner
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Marylou and Family,
I feel privileged to have known Jimmy. I always enjoyed being in his company. May he Rest in Peace.

Terri Tetreau
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
To the entire Sughrue family, my deepest condolences. So many fond memories. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Terri

Susan Duponte Conway
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
In 1969, my college roommate and I were assigned to Mr. Sughrue and Ms Condon’s 5th grade classroom to student teach at Hemenway School in Framingham. It was the best experience we could have had ~ Mr. Sughrue and Ms Condon were like a well oiled team and inspired us to continue in our chosen career for many years. Mr. Sughrue’s rapport with the kids and his encouragement to two student teachers will always be a treasured memory.

Jenn Prevoznik McNamara
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
We are sad to hear of Uncle Jimmy's passing. So fortunate to have seen him at the reunion last August and thankful for the memories. His wit and caring heart will be missed by all.

Maria Laverty
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Dear Sughrue family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Mr Sughrue for his diabetes over a number of years. He was a sweet man.

Denise Bilotta
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
To the family of James Sughrue, Jr.
My sincere sympathy to you on the loss of James. He and I had many a conversation as I was the Chair of the Northbridge Democratic Town Committee years ago . I so enjoyed our conversations and his high Democratic spiritedness.
My husband, Vinnie and I , send our best to you all.
Denise Bilotta
Worcester , MA

Maureen O'Grady Candito
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
Marylou and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of "Uncle Jimmy". He was my Dad's dearest friend as well as his closest cousin. Please accept my family's deepest condolences on his passing. In his honor I will be donating to the Freetown Lakeville Education Fund and also to Represent US, to cover both the roles I remember him relishing; an educator and a proponent of good government.

Love,

Maureen

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