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Fagan, James J.


James “Jim” J. Fagan of Norwood, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the age of 71.  Born in Boston, MA Jim was the son of Edward and Ann (Looby) Fagan.  Jim fought a brave battle with cancer.  He was the husband of 45 years to Eileen (Krawec) Fagan.  Jim was a devoted husband and father to his two sons Michael Fagan and Brian Fagan and his wife Theresa, and his two grandsons, Joe and Jon, all of Norwood.  He also leaves behind his siblings John Fagan and his wife Carolyn of Marysville, CA, Mary Elizabeth Fagan of Medfield, MA, Edna Driscoll of Rockland, ME, Robert Fagan and his wife Sandra of Flint, MI, Paul Fagan and his wife Barbara of West Roxbury, MA, Ann Kim and her husband Kon of Berkeley, MI, Susan Zada and her husband Michael of Grosse Pointe, MI and the late Helen Fagan, Janet Fagan and Skipper Fagan.  A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations  may be made in Jim’s name to Partners Healthcare @ Home, 281 Winter St., Suite 240, Waltham, MA  02451.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tessy Fagan
    December 8th, 2016 | 5:10 pm

    I was so fortunate to marry your son and have you and Eileen as my in-law’s. You made me feel like your daughter and I knew I was loved. You were among the best in so many ways; as a father, a husband to Eileen and more than just “grandpa” to my boys. I know you are on to a better place, but we will always miss you here on Earth.
    All my love,

  2. Smith ,gerard t
    December 8th, 2016 | 5:12 pm

    The smith family , Gerry alyce max Casey and Molly. Send thier condolences to you and yours. We will keep you all in our hearts at this time.

  3. Lauren and Al Jennings
    December 8th, 2016 | 5:44 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  4. Patricia Lovallo
    December 8th, 2016 | 5:53 pm

    Dear Michael and family. No words can express my sincere sympathy. Thoughts and prayers to the Fagan family. Fondly, Pat Lovallo.

  5. michelle roy
    December 8th, 2016 | 6:06 pm

    im so so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time lost my mom at 66 to that horrible disease cancer i know all the pain ur going thru xoxo to all of you

    love always michelle
    norwood hospital

  6. December 8th, 2016 | 6:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom with cancer, she was 84. thank you so much for tacking care of my baby girl. you we’re very loved. (tessy’s dad) tom

  7. Bruce Levine
    December 8th, 2016 | 6:43 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Scott & Caitlin St. Cyr
    December 8th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

    We have been thinking of you and your family constantly, Mike!! We are sending all our love to you now and in the weeks and months to come!!! Xoxoxoxo

  9. Kate McDonough (Schick)
    December 8th, 2016 | 7:35 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. He was a wonderful man.

  10. Wendy Sturtevant
    December 8th, 2016 | 7:45 pm

    Jim always had a smile when you came through the door, asked how you were and cared. We have lost a very dear person.
    The Fagan family is one of the nicest families around. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to his family,may they find peace. You all are in my daily thoughts & prayers.
    Lovingly, Wendy & Faith xo

  11. Cathy Harrop
    December 8th, 2016 | 8:24 pm

    Jim – You were loved by all. The “Sisty Uglies” are going to miss you dearly!!!! We will miss our favorite cribbage partner and beach buddy.

  12. Kathy and Mike Reardon
    December 8th, 2016 | 9:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss … our thoughts are with your family .. The Reardons

  13. Scott Heine
    December 8th, 2016 | 10:28 pm

    Dear Mrs. Fagan, Michael and Brian.
    I’m truly sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can comfort you at this time with such a loss. Your family will be in my thoughts.
    Scott Heine

  14. Buddy+Carol MacInnis
    December 8th, 2016 | 10:34 pm

    Dear Eileen, So sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Buddy + Carol MacInnis

  15. Danni & Don Weed
    December 8th, 2016 | 11:55 pm

    Jim was such a dear member of our family and he will be truly missed. We want to express our deepest sympathy to Eileen and the boys and his loved daughter-in-law Tessy and his loved grandchildren. There will surely be a void in your lives now, but you have wonderful memories of him.

    Danni & Don

  16. Lisa caparella
    December 9th, 2016 | 7:44 am

    To the fagan Family,

    My Deepest condolences, He was an amazing man, he will be missed. He was a great person to work with, I am so proud to have known him. Have many great memories through the years that I had working with him!!!

  17. Cheryl Iagatta
    December 9th, 2016 | 10:51 am

    Celebrating your life and your great legacy.

  18. Bob Valluzzi
    December 9th, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    Sorry for your loss Mike and the whole Fagan clan, may he rest easy!

  19. Jennifer Babcock
    December 9th, 2016 | 4:43 pm

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending my condolences and prayers to you and your family. I know that your dad knew how much he was loved.


  20. Bill and Giselle Doherty
    December 9th, 2016 | 4:46 pm


    Giselle and I send you and your family our most sincere love and sympathy during this time of such a tremendous lost. We are so thankful for knowing Jim as long as we did and his considering us his friends. I know that other people have told you how much Jim will be missed and Giselle and I will certainly miss Jim and especially the Healy Field Card Sharks from Louie’s Corner.


    Bill and Giselle

  21. Normand Rodrigue
    December 9th, 2016 | 8:00 pm

    Simply a Great guy. The Earth is a bit darker for the lack of his light. RIP Jim.

  22. James and Jeannie dunn
    December 10th, 2016 | 1:36 pm

    god bless limmy

  23. Paul Donahue
    December 10th, 2016 | 3:56 pm

    Eileen, Michael and Brian,

    We all know that Jimmy was the best. I am so sorry for your loss.

  24. Kathryn Sherwin Buckley
    December 10th, 2016 | 5:03 pm

    Jim was such a wonderful cousin. Growing up together I have so many happy memories of our days together. He was a very important part of our family times together. He will be in my heart forever.

  25. Judith Sherwin Morrissey
    December 11th, 2016 | 8:07 am

    Rest in peace Jimmy. Thank you for all the memories of times together… Nantasket Beach, Wellfleet, Thanksgiving dinners.
    happy visits to South Street. You will be missed.

  26. Ron Johnston
    December 11th, 2016 | 12:14 pm

    Simply put, Jim was the BEST!! With thoughts & prayers, Love Ron & Donna

  27. Linda Chiofar
    December 11th, 2016 | 2:04 pm

    So sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, Eileen and Michael and Brian. It was always so nice to see Jim walking around the neighborhood and so tragic to hear of his decline. Hugs to all from all of the McQuades.

  28. Bill & Deborah Bingham
    December 12th, 2016 | 10:57 am

    Eileen we were so sorry to hear about Jim. We have so many fun memories when the boys were young with you and Jimmy – Our prayers are with you and your family.
    All our love
    Bill and Deb

  29. Jim Sherwin
    December 12th, 2016 | 2:44 pm

    Eileen, Brian & Michael,
    So sorry for your loss; our families loss. Growing up, our family lives seemed so intertwined with the Fagans. Family Thanksgiving celebrations, first at Beech St, then at South St, were something to which we always looked forward. Summertime brought Sunday outings to Nantasket Beach and vacations in Wellfleet or Myles Standish State Forest. Jimmy was always an integral part of those events and our memories of them.

  30. Rosemary Rotondi
    December 13th, 2016 | 3:10 pm

    Eileen, Brian, Michael, so so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He has such character; I always thought he was one of the nicest human beings I ever met: so generous of heart and he was truly one of the most spiritual persons I ever met. He walked the walk, truly. I know how greatly Jim will be missed by the entire Family. He was surrounded by so much love and friendship during his life. Blessings to you all.

  31. Anne and Steve Fratalia
    December 13th, 2016 | 4:07 pm

    Jimmy was more than a neighbor, more than a friend – he was family. From the moment we met Jim and Eileen that sunny September day while house hunting, we knew we found two friends for life. Because of them, we moved to Cameron Road 29 years ago and because of them we never left. We’ve missed Jim’s visits, his wave with a tip of his cap, his Irish music blasting on a spring day and the cribbage games that took place between the two of them on their front lawn on warm summer evenings. We miss his smile, his wit, his love. Cameron Road will never be the same without him nor will our family. We lost one of our own and our hearts are heavy. We love you Jimmy and always will. We love you Eileen and we wish you peace.

  32. Jed and Danielle Tinlin
    December 15th, 2016 | 4:40 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Jims passing. We enjoyed getting to know him while watching many youth football games. Such a nice man! Our thoughts are with the Fagan family.

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