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James M. Ward

Posted By Earnie On May 12, 2020 @ 1:35 pm In Obituaries | 21 Comments

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.


Condolences for the family of “James M. Ward”

Condolence from Ann Marie Cravedi on May 11th, 2020 4:09 pm

Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and always a gentleman.
Love you,
Ann Marie Cravedi

Condolence from Karen on May 11th, 2020 4:31 pm

Susan, I am so very sorry.

Condolence from Mary/ Tom DErrico on May 11th, 2020 4:50 pm

With our sincere sympathies to you Sue and James Fa mily

Condolence from Becky Giles on May 11th, 2020 5:16 pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss!! Jim was an amazing friend taken way too soon!!! He will be missed dearly! Rest Easy Jim

Condolence from Carol Mittelstadt on May 11th, 2020 5:21 pm

My blessings to Jimmys family and rest in peace till we meet again. I was always proud of my handsome cousin Jimmy. Love , your. cousin Carol Ann.

Condolence from james kender on May 11th, 2020 5:21 pm

susan, don’t kno what to say that will help you ease the pain, but,it sucks that this big tough man had to pass this early… the lord must have needed him….. feel comfort with this knowledge.sorry girl

Condolence from Suzy Frongillo on May 11th, 2020 6:01 pm

Suzy, I’m so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. He did everything right, keeping himself healthy. It’s hard to understand. My condolences and prayers for you and the family.
God Bless.

Condolence from Alejandro Thillet on May 11th, 2020 7:20 pm

My deepest condolences to Susan and the family during this time. I will keep you all in my prayers. My good friend Jim, thank you for everything you taught me and the times we worked together. A true motivator at the gym and always pushed me to succeed. I love you man.

Condolence from Deborah Erickson on May 11th, 2020 7:52 pm

Susan, Colton and to Jim’s family,
We were so sorry to hear that Jim had passed . We hope that your memories will give you comfort and that each day that goes by will bring you peace. So very sorry Sue. With our Love and condolences, Debbie and Allen Erickson

Condolence from Kaila on May 11th, 2020 8:56 pm

This is beyond heartbreak! Jim was a force when he entered the room and he brought light and love and fun! My Margarita man, I could never serve you anything but the best and always. I’m so grateful to know you, have met your beautiful daughter Jada and see love erupt from you and Sue. I’m better because I got to know you even just a little.

Condolence from Christine Tonelli on May 11th, 2020 11:06 pm

I wish I had had the opportunity to meet him Sue!! I know he was the love of your life! I am so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Carol Greene on May 12th, 2020 7:55 am

To Susan, my brother Jimmy, Pat & the entire family. My sincere sympathy. I’m still in shock over the sudden death of my handsome nephew, Jimmy. He was taken far too early. May he Rest In Peace.. You will be missed more than you’ll ever know. Love, Aunt Carol

Condolence from Carol Greene on May 12th, 2020 9:03 am

To the entire family of Jimmy. My deepest sympathy to all of you, I am still in shock that my handsome nephew is really gone. Nothing I say can ease the pain that we are all feeling. Rest In Peace, Jimmy, you will never be forgotten. Love, Aunt Carol

Condolence from Donna Rumrill on May 12th, 2020 9:49 am

I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I will forever miss his half a Hug and extremely firm hand shake on Sunday mornings at church!!
Heaven has definitely gained an Angel!
Prayers to his family & friends!

Condolence from Ann Hall on May 12th, 2020 12:49 pm

To my brother Jimmy and his entire family. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful son James. He will always remain in our hearts. I hope your me mories will bring you peace. Much love to to you all
Aunt Ann

Condolence from William Beebe on May 12th, 2020 5:19 pm

Sry Sorry For Your Loss. God Bless you and your Family.
Jim was. Great Man. Was able to work with him for years at Northeast Towers. Rest East Jimmy, What’s Up Buddy!!!

Condolence from Lisa ward on May 13th, 2020 1:30 pm

To all who loved Jimmy May your memories stay alive in your hearts. I wish I had more memories with Jimmy but loved him just the same. May he Rest In Peace and “Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of HIS hands “. Love you brother.

Condolence from Chris gibeault on May 13th, 2020 2:08 pm

Jim will be missed by many of us who he trained into becoming real tower climbers .he was a friend .mentor and neighbor living only up the street from my dad…I will miss him for sure giving him whoops ….i was just lifting with him before the Corona hit at planet fitness to ..the family has my deepest sympathy….. if someone can keep me informed for his celebration of life that would be huge …thank you

Condolence from Robert Piecewicz on May 13th, 2020 10:50 pm

I am having trouble expressing my sorrow and heart felt sympathies for this loss,
Jim was a man of the highest caliber, and I know this from personal experience. From when were boys until we were men. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with him recently. He was a happy man with new frontiers and personally a breath of fresh air to me. And I know “His” work is not done…just changed….Godspeed Jim Ward……

Condolence from Ryan Ingersoll on May 14th, 2020 5:13 pm

Rest in peace Uncle Jimmy. Love lou

Condolence from D’Alessandro on May 23rd, 2020 7:55 pm

May the road always rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sunshine warm upon your face, may the rains fall softly upon your fields, until we meet again, may god hold you in the palm of his hands.

Veteran US Army

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