Salem — Mr. H. James "Jim" St. Pierre, 78, of Salem, beloved husband of Mary L. (Moynihan) St. Pierre, died peacefully in his home on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Helen (Redmond) St. Pierre. He was raised and educated in Salem, where he attended the former St. James Grammar School and was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Class of 1954. He continued his education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with the class of 1959. Upon graduation, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1961.
Jim was an ardent sports enthusiast. In his younger years, he was a talented and well-known athlete. In baseball he was known for his knuckleball and he was selected as MVP for his high school hockey team. He went on to play in the competitive Cape Cod Baseball League while at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and then coached a Connie Mack Baseball team in Salem for several years. In his later years, he belonged to multiple golf leagues including The Sports Haven, the AOH, The Christopher Columbus Society, and most recently the Moose in Salem. He participated in numerous golf outings to support local charities.
Jim was employed with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department for over 25 years, retiring as the Deputy Superintendent in 1997. He continued working part-time with the department as a Deputy Sheriff serving civil process until November 2013.
The two most important things in Jim’s life were his family and his friends. He was a loving, dedicated and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Known as “Saint," he took great pleasure in using his extensive personal connections, built up over a lifetime in Salem, to help those in need. He will be deeply missed by many.