James F. McNamara

  • Born: February 3, 1934
  • Died: June 23, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

James F. McNamara, Jr., 86, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of 63 years of Josephine M. (Kirker) McNamara. Born, raised and educated in Stoughton, Mr. McNamara was a Veteran of the US Army, serving from 1956-1958. Following his Honorable Discharge, he returned home to Stoughton and began working for his family business, J. F. McNamara & Sons in Stoughton, a company that he later co-owned with his brother Billy and sister Ellen for many years. He was a resident of Brockton for over 60 years. He was a summer resident of East Falmouth for many years and in his free time, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and boating. The two greatest passions in Jim's life were his family and his work. His love for his family and his business was so strong, the two were inseparable for him. He loved many of his business associates as much as his family. He will be missed by his family who can still hear him say, "I gotta go, I have to get to work" and "Can you imagine that."

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children; James F. McNamara, Jr. and his wife Beth of Lakeville, Michael J. McNamara and his wife Kerry A., Robert J. McNamara and his wife Cheryl J. and Maureen McNamara, all of Brockton, and Debora J. Gill and her husband Roderick of FL. He was the brother of Lucy McElroy of Yarmouth, Mary Lou Malone of Stoughton, Anne Condon of Hingham and the late William A. McNamara, Ellen C. McSweeney, Alice Jasmin and Kathleen DeGregorio. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, Private family services were held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and burial at Dry Pond Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., POB 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or at Americanheart.org. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home. Obituary and guestbook at www.farleyfh.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Jo and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I just found out; noticing changes at the old Lakeville property I asked around. There are many memories of working with The Old Man' as Jimmy would call him and I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. Blessings to you all. Brad Bates, Abstract Welding

Posted by Brad Bates - Lakeville, MA - Family Friend   September 10, 2020

To the McNamara Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Mr. McNamara, may he rest in peace.

Posted by John & Gail Studley - Brockton, MA   July 01, 2020

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. McNamara. He was spoken fondly of by our father who he went on many motorcycle excursions with. May he rest in the sweetest peace.

Posted by Family of Robert and Estella (Savini) Travers - Friend   July 01, 2020

So sorry for you loss.

Posted by Pedro Bettencourt - Stoughton, MA - Family   June 30, 2020

McNamara Family please accept are sincerrr condolences in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather brother , uncle and friend. He was the true Patriarch of your family. We enjoyed our chats with Jim at Honey Dew and around town. Jim served with my brother Rslph Morgan back in the day. Jim was a great man and will be missed. Prayers and hugs to you all.

Posted by Marcia & John Shaw - Dalton, NH - Family Friend   June 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss Maureen. Mom and Dad (Nino & Gloria) loved them and you so very much.

Posted by Don DiNunno - Wareham, MA - Friend   June 29, 2020

So very sorry to hear this sad news. He was a presence and will be missed. Love, Denise Buote & family

Posted by Denise Buote - Brockton, MA - Friend   June 29, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this I left my mother and father know they are heartbroken again sorry for the loss of the McNamara family he was a good guy

Posted by Chuck Mayo - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   June 28, 2020

Sorry for your loss McNamara clan. Mr. Mac was one of the hardest working, toughest guys I've ever met. And he raised a bunch of good kids. I grew up across the street from he and his family in Brockton, and I was friends with all of his children.

Posted by Michael Moloney - Astoria, NY - Family Friend   June 28, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was a very good friend of my dads...David. It was a very hard loss for dad..my sincere condolences go out to you all. Jim will never be forgotten by the Chaplains! Thoughts and prayers for the following days to come...

Posted by Marcy Chaplain-Maloney - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   June 28, 2020

Jim was not only a cousin but a good friend. "There must be a tractor in heaven that Jim, Wes and George can work on." Remembering the good times..." Love to all the families.

Posted by The Westons - Bloomsburg, PA - Family   June 28, 2020

So very very sorry to learn of Uncle Jim's passing. Prayers for all...Gail Kirker

Posted by Gail Kirker - Dighton, MA - Family   June 28, 2020

Sincere condolences to the entire McNamara family.

Posted by Rosemarie Constantin - Norfolk, MA - Acquaintance   June 28, 2020

Jimmy will be missed by many! He had a heart of gold and helped so many people through the years. I am honored to have known him for many years.

Posted by John Fernandez - Ocala, FL - Acquaintance   June 27, 2020


Uncle Jim, the most important man in my life. Thank you for always being there for me. I will miss you saying "Hey LeBlanc, who's your favorite uncle?". I love you and will always miss you. Love, LeBlanc.

Posted by Kathleen LeBlanc - Ft. Myers, FL - Family   June 27, 2020

Jo, I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Jimmy. My heart breaks for you and the rest of your family. He was truly one of a kind and I will miss him very much. The Sandi-Rose won't be the same without him. Take care of each other. xoxo

Posted by Sue Flaherty-Centrella - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   June 27, 2020

Sorry to hear about Jim he was a good man

Posted by Sean Fallon - Stoughton - Family Friend   June 27, 2020

Sorry for your loss Jimmy was loved by many people and will be missed. May he rest in peace

Posted by Judy Fallon - Stoughton, MA - Friend   June 27, 2020

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