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James Houlihan

d. May 1, 2019

James J. Houlihan, age 90, of Weymouth passed away on May 1, 2019. Jim
was born in Brooklyn, NY then moved to Dorchester where he was raised and
educated. He married his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary, in 1950 just before
entering the Army. James completed his service in 1952. James and Mary lived in
Dorchester and Medford for several years before moving to South Weymouth in
1967. They have lived there ever since. Jim worked for the Post office for a short
time then was the Superintendent of St. Francis Xavier Cemetery from 1970-2017.
Jim was an easy going, well-loved family man who will be missed for his sense of

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Houlihan (Green) in 2017.
He is survived by his loving children David Houlihan of Weymouth, and Paul
Houlihan and his wife Donna of Norton, and his cherished grandchildren Amanda
and Lindsay Houlihan of Norton. Jim is also survived by his two sisters Margaret
Houlihan of CA and Mary Shields of FL.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visiting hours for Jim
will be held Tuesday May 7, 2019 from 4-8pm in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home
located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) Weymouth, MA 02190. Relatives and
friends will gather in the funeral home Wednesday morning for a Celebration of Life at 9am prior to the
Funeral Mass which will take place at 10am in the St. Francis Xavier Church,
Weymouth. Donations in memory of Jim may be Wounded Warrior Project at PO
Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

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