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James E. "Jim" Travers

James E. "Jim" Travers
  • April 26, 1935 - October 22, 2018
  • Lynnfield, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    101 Academy Drive
    Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

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“Dear Helen (and Family)Jan and I are so sorry for your great loss; we have only just learned of it from Pete Hallett as we are now in Florida full...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Richard (Rick) Miller - Sarasota, FL

“Jimmy, was my 1st cousin. His Dad was my Uncle Ed and his Mom was my Aunt Cris and my God Mother.It has been many years since we have seen each...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: AnnMarie Allaire - Horseheads, NY

“With thoughts and prayers from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, Our Lady of the Assumption and St Maria Goretti parish, faculty and parishioners...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Goodwin

“Helen, we are all so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always quick to lighten the mood and spread his smile onto those around him. I know my...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Art Queenan - Essex, MA - Friend

“Dear Travers family.We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a fine man of whom you can all be very proud. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Irwin Schuster Schuster - Tampa, FL

“Dear Aunt Helen, Nancy, Jimmy, Kevin, Brian, and Jennifer,I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Jim. I'm sure he's resting peacefully now and out of...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Curtis - West Roxbury, MA

“We are so very sorry for your loss. We go back a long way and have so many wonderful memories!! Please know that you're all in my prayers. Rest in...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Curtis - West Roxbury, MA

“My condolences to Helen and family on Jim's passing Oct. 22. As a longtime (high school) friend of my late wife, Joan, Helen (and Jim) became very...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Omsberg - Wyckoff, NJ

“Rest In Peace, my friend! Brad and Marilyn Stumcke3N2 ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Brad Stumcke - Burlington, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a long time client of the Inn Style Barber Shop and I had the pleasure of cutting his hair for many years....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Fiorello - Lynnfield, MA


James E. "Jim" Travers, age 83, of Lynnfield and Sagamore Beach, died Monday October 22.

Born in Boston, MA April 26, 1935. Son of James E. and Christina (Johnson) Travers.

Jim was raised in West Roxbury and attended Boston Latin School before graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Suffolk University Law School. Jim served his country in the United States Navy and had an exemplary career at General Electric Aircraft Engines, retiring in 1997.

Following retirement, Jim continued to consult with GE and briefly practiced law in Wakefield, MA. Deeply patriotic, he volunteered at the Coast Guard Museum and placed flags at the US National Cemetery in Bourne on Veterans and Memorial Days. Jim continued to serve as a volunteer teacher at Operation Bootstrap, teaching English as a second language to recent immigrants to the US and tutoring adults in pursuit of a GED.

Jim and Helen travelled extensively over their 56 years of marriage. However, their home time at Sagamore Beach was most enjoyable.

Beloved husband of Helen A. (Sullivan). Loving father of Nancy J. Connolly and husband Paul of Marshfield , James E. Travers Jr. and Rebecca of Boston and Chicago, Kevin C. Travers and wife Christine of Lynnfield, Brian P. Travers and wife Lisa of Trumbull, CT, and Jennifer A. Pires and husband Richard of Yarmouth ME. Cherished grandfather of Patrick, Matthew, Caroline, Haley, Bridget, Hannah, Kevin, Abigail, Brian Jr., Bennett, Lily, and Anna. Brother of the Late Joan (Travers) Blank.

His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield at 10am. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.