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James E. Dean of Chelmsford

1957 - 2021

Visitation

January 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

January 30, 2021
12 Noon Funeral Home
Dolan Funeral Home

James E. Dean, 63 of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at home after a long 6 year battle with Multiple Myeloma with his family around him.

He was married to Virginia E. (McGee) Dean with whom he would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on May 19, 2021.

Born in Woburn, MA, he was the son of the late Richard Dean, Sr. and June (Bowden) Dean.
He graduated from Billerica High School with the class of 1976.

He worked for B.A.S.F. for 16 years and retired in December 2015 from Lowell Gas/National Grid.

He enjoyed Deep Sea Fishing out of Gloucester.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Dorothy Dean, his sister Mary Trecartin, his brothers Richard Dean, Jr. and his wife Diane and Patrick Dean and Jane Jordan, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. James was also survived by his brothers and sisters at local union 120008 as well as the Lowell Yard on Rock St.

He was the father of the late James Dean, Jr.

A warm thanks to Merrimack Valley Hospice to make his final days comfortable. He was being treated at Dana Farber by a wonderful team.

 

Visiting hours Saturday January 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral service at noon at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

20 Condolences for James E. Dean of Chelmsford

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    Virginia E Dean

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    To my wonderful husband ,confidant and best friend you are miss so much but forever in my soul and my heart as we said the day we wed The two become One forever…..

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    Richard Dean Jr

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    I was happy to share memories of our past together. We had a lot of laughs and fun times together. I was blessed to have you as my brother.
    Rest In Peace my brother, for you will always be in my heart and in my thoughts

    I Love You

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    Robert & Joyce McGee

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    I always thought of you more as a brother than a brother-in-law I am thankful that you married my sister.. You will be missed and know that we will always love you..

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    Debbie McGee

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    RIP….we shared lots of laughs over the years and Im so sorry that you gone. You will be remembered by me for your great laugh. Love to Ginny and Dorothy and the family at this time

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    Angela & Dell Clark

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    It is with great sadness in our hearts that we send our heartfelt condolences to family. Our heart aches for all of you at this time as you grieve for Jimmy. Take comfort in all your memories and keep them close to your heart. We are so sorry you have to go through this process but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest In Peace Jimmy you will missed! Love to all! Angela & Dell & Family

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    Fred & Lorna Trecartin

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    You have your wings now and are in a better place. But you will be missed deeply here.
    Until we get to see each other again .
    Love,
    Fred and Lorna

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    Misty Erwin

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    Uncle Jimmy- you will be missed by all those who loved you dearly. We didn’t spend too much time together as distance makes it difficult but I will cherish the times we had. You and Aunt Ginny welcomed me into the family with open arms and made me feel as I always belonged. Your laugh was infectious. Your voice, boisterous. If anyone could compete with Dad (Richard) when it came to who was the loudest, you were definitely in the running. 😀 But those are the moments you will be remembered for. All the kindness and joy you gave. Thank you for the memories. ❤

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    Kevin Hayss

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    Mr. Dean was always nice to me and cracking jokes whenever I came by to visit James. My condolences to Virginia and Dorothy.

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    Candice Erwin

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    Uncle Jimmy is a wonderful man he will be missed 😢 uncle Jim was hilarious and very loving… any time you needed a hug or just someone to talk to he was the one to hear you and hug you no matter what … we will miss you … forever in our hears. My condolences to aunt ginny and dorothy we love you both

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    Denise Nicholson

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    Rip Jimmy. We have known many times together over the years. May heaven greet you warmly.

    Godspeed

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    Jennifer Lawrence

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    Jim you will be forever in my memories and heart .. we met when I was 14 and it was you that introduce me to my daughters father. RIP My friend ..

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    Butterworth &Heron families

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    We are so sorry for your loss of Jimmy , he fought hard to beat cancer. My brothers and I were talking about Jim and we had a lot of laughs about him and Dickie. My brother Frankie has a lot of good stories, as him and Richie were good buds. Pretty sure I heard a loud bang when he got to heaven, and a Oh god he’s here😢 making a big entrance. Sorry again Ginny 💔

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    Barbara Snider

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    Jim you made my cousin (sister) very happy I’m glad I had the chance to hangout and enjoy our time together you will be missed and you are and always will be loved. Ginny I love you guys.

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    Arline Giacomozzi

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    So sorry Ginny and family for your loss. May the warmth that you feel on your heart give you comfort until you meet again

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    dave pauette

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    my condolences to the Dean family & friends , I working @ Nit Grid with Jimmy,if he wasn’t smiling ,he was laughing,great guy,he’ll be in my prayers,God bless

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    Josh McGee

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    Uncle Jimmy will be greatly missed. His sense of humor and love for music will always stay with me. I blame him for introducing me to collectable picture disks, but I love them. May he be at peace with James now. My love to Ginny and Dorothy.

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    Vickie Lee

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    Uncle Jim I’m going to miss you I’m glad I met you and got to know you you always had great advice for somebody can you do when they needed you I hope you have beautiful wings and you can fly you’re with your beautiful son James now I love you I’m going to miss you I wish I’d been there I love you

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    Donna Knowles

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    I never had the privilege of meeting James, but I know that he made Ginny and their family happy and loved. Ginny, I love you cousin, James is with James Jr. now and they will be watching over you with love.

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    Maureen Johnson-Coelho

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    Dear Ginny and Dorothy, I am so very sorry for the loss of Jim. He was a wonderful husband, father and quasi-father to John. He will be dearly missed. You have both been through so much that I can’t even begin to imagine the sorrow. I am hopeful you will both take solace in knowing that James was waiting for him to bring him home. Peace and Love, Maureen. XOXOXO

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    Karen and Mark Moyle

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    “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguishes one man from another” Ernest Hemingway
    Uncle Jimmy lived a life filled with of compassion and a lot of love , he’ll be missed.
    Love

    Karen , Mark and Patrick Moyle

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