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Jim was a kind soul and was always a friend in need.

Posted by: MIchael Grimaldi - Friend   Jun 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers for the Shaer family.
I worked at Shaer's Market in the late 1970's lots of cherished memories, so sad to hear this news.

Posted by: Lisa Hopping - Agawam, MA   Feb 27, 2020

My heart breaks for this sad time in the Shaer family.
Lori Heiden and family

Posted by: Laura Heiden - Atascadero, CA - Family Friend   Feb 24, 2020

Joe ,John, Tom, & family I was surprised to hear of Jim's passing, definitely the most comical of y'all... He will be sadly missed, my sincerest condolences , lots of cherished memories...

Posted by: Joseph Liquori - Enfield, CT   Feb 23, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to James and his family. My you find comfort in knowing he is at peace.

Posted by: William Aubin - Fall River, MA   Feb 19, 2020

I was sorry to hear Jimmy had passed away so young. We had been good friends in Agawam High. We lost contact after high school . Please accept my sympathy at this time.

Posted by: Edward Cyran - Friend   Feb 15, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Nancy and all the family. Jim and I -like many others- go back to the Kerry campaign. We shared a love of collecting political memorabilia. So sad to hear the news. RIP my friend.
Mike Schulze

Posted by: A friend   Feb 14, 2020

Oh Annmarie,
so sorry to hear this news. Know you are in my prayers

Posted by: Marcia StOnge - Feeding Hills, MA   Feb 11, 2020

My Heartfelt Condolences to the Shaer Family

When Dom Shaer asked me to work at Shaer's Market in the early 1970's, I didn't know how boisterous and fun-loving the Shaer family was. I have such fond memories working with Jimmy, Tom, Joe, and John. When we were not taking care of the customers, we would share our dreams of the future. Jimmy was always passionate about politics. I am so happy to see how he lived his dreams and shared his light with the world! Blessings to you, Jimmy and family.

Sandra Adamski Thornton

Posted by: Sandra Adamski Thornton - Medford, OR - Family Friend   Feb 11, 2020

I worked with Jim for many years, from the '82 race on. When I left Melrose, he was responsible for inviting old Kerry comrades to my going-away party, for which I was so grateful. He was the most phenomenal encyclopedia of political facts I've ever known, a super-loyal Democrat and a hard worker. Most important, he had a heart as big as the world. My sincerest sympathies to Nancy, Tom, and the Shaer family.

Posted by: Bonnie Cronin - Mitchellville, MD - Friend   Feb 08, 2020