BEVERLY — James Merrill Pomfret, 95, died peacefully at Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center in Beverly on Sunday, June 22.
Jim was born in Danvers, Mass., in 1918, and lived most of his life in North Beverly. He was the son of the late John Thomas Pomfret, an immigrant of Darwen, England, and Ethel (Bateson) Pomfret, an immigrant of Blackburn, England, who was born in Ireland. At Jim’s passing, he joins in eternal life his beloved wife of 45 years, Lilly (Winther) Pomfret.
Jim attended the Danvers schools, graduated from Beverly Trade School, and was a 42-year employee of the “Shoe” where is was a tool and dye maker.
Jim served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He served on the mid-fleet, which delivered heavy equipment to the islands of the South Pacific in the Philippines. He served on the building committee for the North Beverly School, and was interested in photography, bowling, golf, gardening, and fishing. His strongest passion was for watercolor painting, from which he leaves a legacy of paintings to those he loved. He was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church in North Beverly and the Quarter Century Club of the “Shoe.”
Jim was predeceased by his sisters, Muriel Coccuza, Phyllis Cram, Jane Carlson; and brother, John Francis Pomfret. He leaves behind his children, Kristine Scott and her husband, Donald, of Castleton, N.Y., Stephen Pomfret and his wife, Carol, of Mayard, Mass., and Nancy Delaney of Manchester, Mass.; along with seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Thursday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A visiting hour will be held prior to the funeral service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s Memory to the JDRF New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481. Information, directions, or condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.