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Daniels, James E.

Daniels, James

James Edward “Jim” Daniels, a resident of Norwood for the past 16 years, and formerly a resident of  Hyde Park and West Roxbury, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  He was 86.  Jim was born April 20, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles and M. Cecilia (Tunberg) Daniels.  Jim spent three years studying at Northeastern University in Boston before spending over 40 years as a mechanical engineer for TRW in Cambridge until his retirement in 1990.  He volunteered as an advisor for Junior Achievement throughout Massachusetts.  He was a long time member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in West Roxbury where he served as a Deacon for several years.  Jim was the husband of the late Pauline Esther Daniels, and the brother of the late Marie and Robert Daniels and Ruth Brakeman.  He is survived by his two daughters, Jeanne M. MacDonald, and her husband William, of Norwood, and Helen R. Henderson, and her husband Jerome, of Stoughton; his son, Robert P. Daniels, and his wife Jeanne, of Franklin; his sister Barbara Langlan, of Branford, Connecticut; his two granddaughters, Kelly Walsh, and her husband William, of Norwood, and Kristen Kenney, and her husband Timothy, of Dedham; and his four great grandchildren, Olivia, Kyra, Luke, and Keith Walsh.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jim’s funeral Saturday, Jan 3rd at 11 AM at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in West Roxbury.  Private interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 5160 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa & Eddie Rampans
    December 31st, 2014 | 10:57 am

    Dear Bob,

    So very sorry to hear about your dad. May all the special memories you have of him help you at this time, stay close to your heart and always bring you a smile. With deepest sympathy, Lisa & Eddie – see you on Friday.

  2. Paul Bushlow
    December 31st, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    I am sure all of the people that Jim worked with at the Carr Fastener and TRW will miss him. He was a prince.
    He was one of the very best guys I have had the pleasure of working with. He always had the time to explain how things should be done. He was just a wealth of knowledge and a great friend. I am a better person today because of
    my friendship with Jim.

  3. Barbie & Ray McDonnell
    January 1st, 2015 | 7:30 pm

    Bob & Family,

    We are sad to hear that your Dad had passed away.

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and know that we’re thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Love – Ray & Barbie

  4. January 2nd, 2015 | 10:58 am

    jerome & helen

    sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    may God bless you and keep you at this time.

    love you both
    Mr. & Mrs. william henderson jr.

  5. jerry sypek
    January 2nd, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go to the entire Daniels family. The times our families spent together will always be cherished moments. God bless.

  6. Peter
    January 3rd, 2015 | 10:01 am

    Bob,your father was a good man he always put the needs of others before himself.
    He certainly left his mark in this world.

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