Obituary for Frederick James Jr.
Frederick B. James, 90, passed away unexpectedly in his residence on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 after a long battle with illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years Eunice (Knight) James; his children & their spouses; Kenneth James & Kyle of Concord, MA; Lawrence James & Terry of Ashland, OR; Doreen Fuller & fiancé John McTigue of Rockport, MA; Marcia James of Mesquite, NV; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He is pre-deceased by his son, Frederick B. James, Jr., siblings, Hazel Warren, Henry James, and Robert James, and son-in-law Michael Fuller.
Fred was born in Arlington, MA to the late Frederick & Elizabeth (Tyler) James. He was raised in Lexington, MA and graduated from Lexington High School, Class of 1945. Fred began his life long career in banking as a teller for the Lexington Trust Company where he remained employed for nearly forty years, ultimately retiring as Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors. He continued working thereafter for the next ten years with Standard Tool & Die. He was an active longtime member of the Lexington Rotary Club and was highly respected in his community. Fred enjoyed the simple things in life, walking his neighborhood daily, and to many of his neighbors he was like family. Being a retired banker, he avidly watched the stock market and for a few years took great joy in sailing the New England coastline. He liked to travel, and with his wife, accomplished four cross-country road trips. He was quick-witted and humorous, and will forever be remembered as being a true gentleman, a man of honor and integrity. Fred was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. A graveside service will be celebrated at 11AM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Eastwood Cemetery, Old Common Road, Lancaster. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St, Clinton. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com