December 31, 1962 – May 1, 2020
N. Grosvenordale- James M. Ward, 57, of Ravenelle Rd., died peacefully at his residence on Friday, May 1, 2020. He was the loving husband of Susan (Andrews) Ward. Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, he was the son of James Ward of Bellingham, MA and Patricia (Arneil) Pumphret of Winthrop, MA.
Jimmy was a proud veteran serving with the United States Air Force where he learned Communications. After leaving the Air Force, Jimmy continued to work in the communications field as he became a cell phone tower engineer, owning his own company for many years. His favorite part of his job was the fact that he loved to climb 1,500 feet up to the top of the tower to meet the helicopter, at which time an extension was placed on the tower. Jimmy’s business allowed him the opportunity to travel throughout the United States, which this proud Patriot loved, but no matter what state he found himself in he was able to find a gym to workout in. He was also known for his love of animals, especially his Mastiffs that he raised.
In addition to his wife, Jimmy is survived by his son, James Riley Ward of Alaska; his two daughters, Charlene Ward of upstate New York and Jadyn Ward of Thompson, CT; his stepson, Colton Andrews of Shrewsbury, MA; his sister, Tracy Ward Adkins of North Carolina; his half-siblings, Sean Pumphret, Paul Pumphret Thomas Pumphret, Caitlin Pumphret, and Kathy Pumphret Norris all of Winthrop, MA as well as Lisa Ward, Maureen Ward, Brian Ward, and Roger Ward all of Bellingham, MA and five grandchildren.
At the request of the family and due to the Corona Virus, funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. At a future date, the family will schedule a Celebration of James’ life. Memorial donations may be made in honor of James Ward, to The Animal Rescue League of Worcester, 139 Holden St. Worcester, MA 01606. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.