James M. Phillips, Jr.

  • Born: June 2, 1934
  • Died: June 16, 2019
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jim by adding your memories.

James M. Phillips Jr, 85 of Newton MA, formally of Melrose MA and Saugus MA died Sunday June 16, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1934 to the late Bessie Lee Grantham and James M. Phillips Sr. of Alabama. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After his service he went on to earn a college degree through the GI bill. Jim was a long time resident of Melrose. He leaves behind his beloved wife Eugenia (Cannuli) Phillips with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Loving father of Andrea J. Ahearne of Wakefield and Mary N. Johnston and her husband Edward Johnston of Newton. He was the cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jack and Gregory. Also the father-in-law of Michael P. Ahearne.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street Melrose on Friday June 21, 2019 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose immediately following.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 8 Silsbee Street Lynn MA 01901.


Condolence & Memory Journal

As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Posted by A friend   July 03, 2019

Please accept my sincerest condolences. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one and find comfort in the memories that you shared 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Sincerely, JH

Posted by A friend   June 27, 2019

I'm truly sorry for your family's tremendous loss.

Posted by Robert Smith - Norwood, MA - Family Friend   June 19, 2019

So very sorry Andrea and Jack. May he rest in peace. Love to you both - Colleen, Will and Maura

Posted by Colleen Riley - Wakefield - Friend   June 17, 2019

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