James R. Wade of Chelmsford

1938 - 2020

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James R. Wade, 81, of Chelmsford, died Monday, March 2, 2020 at Lowell General after a long battle with his illness with his loving wife at his bedside.

He was married to Diane (Wright) Wade with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2020.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 26, 1938 the son of the late James and Mildred (Harris) Wade, he attended grade school in Louisville, KY and graduated Miami High School with the class of 1956.

He served with the U.S. Air Force at Otis Air Force Base as an Airman 1st Class.

James retired as Vice President from the Equipment Division of Raytheon of the Sudbury, Marlboro and Waltham area.

He was an avid outdoors man who loved to sail, fish and go hunting. He was very handy, he successfully constructed the second floor of his home with his own two hands while working fulltime and going to school. He enjoyed spending weekends on the cape in Mashpee on Popponesset Bay.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Karen Wade of Ashland, MA and Katherine and her husband, Edward Tate of Locust Grove, VA, and two grandsons, Brandon, and Camron Tate.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and doctors at Lowell General Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospice for their untiring work, support and care they provided Jim. We can never thank them enough for their wonderful help.

At Jim’s request, all arrangements will be private. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040.

5 Condolences for James R. Wade of Chelmsford

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    Carmen & Harry Adamian


    Dear Diane,
    We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We hope the memories of happier times take you thru sadder moments. We are away and unable to extend our sympathy to you in person, nonetheless we will be thinking of you and hoping your strength and family will support you thru darker times.
    Carmen and Harry Adamian

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    Stella T. Penney


    I am so sorry for you at this difficult time. Remember I am here for you, just call and I will be there. Sincerely.

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    Paul and Priscilla Der Ananian


    Paul and I just learned of Jim’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are away but have you in our thoughts.

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    Daniel F Rypysc


    Dan Rypysc
    I am sorry to here of Jim’s passing. We worked together at Raytheon for many years on a number of programs. He was respected by all he worked with especially ( in my opinion) retired and passed CEO Dennis Picard.

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    Barbara and Ed Beaudoin


    Diane, Ed and I want to express condolences to you and your family for your loss. May happy memories filled with the pride and love you always showed for Jim help you through your sadness.

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