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James Warmington Williams, Jr.

May 14, 1931 — November 23, 2023

Sagamore Beach, formerly of Stoughton

James Warmington Williams, Jr.

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James Williams Jr., 92, of Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, passed away on November 23, 2023. He was born on May 14, 1931, in Stoughton, MA, to the late James Williams Sr. and Dorothy A. (Cronin) Williams.

James, also known as Jim, Jimmie, and Papa, was an honest, devoted dedicated individual. He had a deep connection to the town of Stoughton, where he spent most of his life. Jim attended Stoughton Public Schools and graduated from Stoughton High School in 1949.

In 1952, during the Korean Conflict, Jim proudly served in the US Eighth Army, 45th Division, 700th Ordnance. He completed active military service December 1953, and was in the Army Reserves until 1960.

The Williams family legacy began in Stoughton with Jim's Grandfather, Samuel E. Williams, who worked as a mason for Gilbert Quarries when they built Stoughton's granite railroad station, then for the Stoughton Highway Department from 1916 to 1942, passing on the job, at age 78.

Jim's father, James Williams Sr., worked for the Town's Engineering Department, and then Stoughton’s Highway Department from 1923 to 1967. He was appointed Superintendent of the newly formed Public Works Departments in 1950, serving until his retirement in 1967. 

Jim began his career as a Heavy Equipment Operator (Cable Shovel Operator) for Carleton Holbrook Co., Stoughton in 1948. Then in July of 1949, he joined the Stoughton Highway Department, Town of Stoughton, in that same capacity. Jim was appointed Foreman of the DPW Water Department in 1965. In April of 1967, Jim succeeded his father as Superintendent of Public Works, a position he held for 26 years until retirement in 1993.

Like his father, Jim's remarkable career with the Town of Stoughton spanned 44 years, with exception of time served in the military, while over in Korea.

Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather (Papa) who loved spending time with his family. He also loved working in the yard growing vegetables and flowers. A dedicated sports "fanatic" of the New England Patriots since their inception in 1960. He was also a Freemason (57 yrs.), a member of Stoughton Grenadiers (Stoughton's 250th militia group -1975-2000), Aleppo Shriner out of Boston (39 yrs.), and on the Board Trustee's, Evergreen Cemetery Stoughton (50+ yrs.) His wife, Marjorie was always by his side enjoying, and photographing their many travel adventures together with the Stoughton Grenadiers and the Aleppo Shriner's Arab Patrol. 

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie A. Williams (Spalding). He is also survived by his son Radcliffe D. Williams and his wife Ann P. Williams, his grandson Matthew N. Williams and his wife Shelby Williams, and his granddaughter Marissa A. Williams and her fiancé Chris McCusker. He was preceded in death by his son, James W. Williams III, his father, James Williams Sr., and his mother, Dorothy A. Williams.

The family would like to thank the outstanding caring staff of the All-American Assisted Living in Wareham, MA who opened their home and their hearts to make Jimmies past 7 month's living there, a most wonderful experience. 

Private services will be held to honor Jim's life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: All American Assisted Living (Attn: Nicole Botelho), 300 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA, 02571, or to Shriner's Hospital for Children at https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/giving

The Farley Funeral Home in Stoughton, MA, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.

Jim Williams Jr. will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

 

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