James M. Grady, Sr.

  • Born: October 6, 1954
  • Died: November 12, 2019
  • Location: Hudson, New Hampshire

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


James M. Grady Sr. died suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH on November 12, 2019. He was 65 years of age. James was born in Malden to the late James J. & Patricia (Roubian) Grady, was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1973 and attended Northeastern University. He lived in Melrose for 30 years and the past 30 years in Hudson, NH.

James worked as a Regional Manager for Harcros Chemical Company in Nashua NH for over 40 years. He was an avid golfer and played in the Thursday afternoon Resteen Group League at Overlook Golf Course in NH. Mr. Grady enjoyed his family trips to Cape Cod and Mt. Washington and Aruba had a special place in his heart. He was also an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

James was the loving father of James M. Grady Jr. Loving brother of Patricia "Renee" (Berg) MacHenry of Boonville, AR, Gregory Grady of Hampton, NH, Darlene (Grady) Duggan of Essex, Mark Grady of Saugus, Darryl Grady & his wife Mary of Londonderry, NH and the late Kalmer Berg. Also survived by many extended family members, coworkers and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. A funeral service will be held at Gately Funeral Home on Friday morning at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244 of @ ww5.komen.org.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Wishing I had the chance to say goodbye to you. You have always had a piece of my heart.

Posted by Diane Leone - Wilmington, MA - Friend   December 02, 2019

Good night my dear friend . I will miss you. Remember to keep the door open! Until we meet again , love you much!

Posted by Debby Hoefer - Friend   November 21, 2019

My deepest condolences to Jim's family, friends and colleagues. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for about 20 years as a supplier. The New England chemical industry will not be the same without him. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Chris Philippi - Kingston, RI   November 21, 2019

Jim: I'll be concise, unlike our countless conversations. You were a gifted leader and teacher who mastered every facet of your business. You were always focused on the customer and your people. You likely had the strongest combination of business skills I've ever seen, and you knew how to made a silk purse from a sow's ear. You were a dedicated father and brother. And, you were a dear friend that I will always miss. My deepest sympathy to Jim Jr. and your family. Godspeed, my friend.

Posted by Jeff O'Neill - Silverthorne, CO - Coworker   November 20, 2019

I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Jim for several years and even more fortunate for the gift of his friendship. A gift, I will continue to treasure.

Lynne

Posted by Lynne Bukovic - Eureka, MO - Coworker   November 20, 2019

Jim you've been my mentor & friend for almost 34 years. I'll miss talking with you on a daily basis (that is at least 5 times per day!) and I'll especially miss your humor and doing everything in your power to make me laugh. Thanks for everything Jim. I'll continue to make you proud!

Posted by Michele Fontaine - Manchester, NH - Coworker   November 19, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Jim's family and all his dear friends.

Jim was a man of character and principle with a deep regard for his fellow workers.
He was warm and had a great sense of humor with the ability to defuse even difficult situations to allow for a positive resolution.

He was always a good"sounding board" ready to listen and offer practical advice.

I will always treasure our relationship and he will be deeply missed.

Posted by Jon Pena - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Coworker   November 19, 2019

Jim was a business acquaintance, and it was always good to see him, share a couple of drinks or a round of golf. He loved golf, loved Aruba, and loved his son. I don't think I ever had a conversation with Jim that did not include golf and his son.

After I moved on to other jobs, we've kept in touch over the years, just for the occasional phone call or for business. Jim often started his conversations by ribbing me about taking his phone call while on vacation, or to ask when I was going to a Red Sox or Celtics game with him. Sadly, I never got to take him up on either.

I will miss Jim and those phone calls. Betty and I send our condolences to his son and family, as well as to his second family of coworkers at Harcros.

Posted by Mike Hamlin - Middletown, DE - Acquaintance   November 19, 2019

to the grady family
we are all so sorry for the loss of such a good man.
All of us Kapelos girls remember growing up with you and the fun on linden rd.
just so sad we will miss him very much-god bless you all
Love
the Kapelos Girls

Posted by karen kapelos - gilford, NH   November 19, 2019

Mark, Darryl & family, I'm so so sorry for your loss. With deepest condolences, Kay

Posted by Kay Fortier Hasey - New Durham, NH - Friend   November 18, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Jim over the past decade or so. We worked through some challenging times over the years but Jim was always a very positive person that continually focused on success. Jim's word was as good as gold. When he said he would take care of anything, it was as good as done. Over the years, Jim became a good friend that had my absolute trust and I looked forward to our conversations. I would often vacation in Florida about the same time Jim would head out to Aruba and I could always count on Jim checking in one last time to make sure everything was going smoothly so neither one of us would have to be bothered while away. I'm extremely grateful for having the opportunity to meet and work with such a kind, honest and genuine person. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

Posted by Brian Burne - Topsham, ME - Friend   November 16, 2019

There are no words to describe your loss to us. We have treasured your friendship and love for so many years. What are we going to do without you? You have shared so much with us, a bond that will stay with us forever. Life will not be the same without you but your memory will live on. We will never forget you. We are heartbroken and will always keep you with us. We miss you and love you. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Posted by Doug and Linda Cohoon - Boston   November 15, 2019

RIP Jimmy - many good laughs - drinks - a good friend - a gentleman -
Mike

Posted by Michael Lyons - feeding hills, MA - Friend   November 15, 2019

Jim will be missed! Our Aruba beach time will not be the same without you. You have always been a fun person to share our time on the beach, be it playing horseshoes, enjoying happy hour, or a beautiful sunset. We will raise a toast to your memory, you will not be forgotten!

Posted by Sandy & Gary Heid - Monroe, CT - friend   November 15, 2019

RIP Jimmy. Many fond memories from years gone by. Plum Island 1973

Posted by Judy Howe. Donahue - Laconia, NH - Classmate   November 14, 2019

Thank you Jim for the memories.

Jim was a wonderful person just loved golfing and spending time after golf with him.

He was always fun to be with, always a positive attitude and never complained about anything.

Thank you for being my friend I will never forget you.

John

Posted by John DuVarney - Nashua, NH - Friend   November 14, 2019

My deepest condolences to all of Jims immediate family and especially his son who he frequently talked about. I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Jims sudden passing and so sad that we did not get to play another round when no matter who won and believe me we both wanted to win there was always a special bond that we had on the 19th hole where we could plot are plans for the next round. Jim loved his Boston sports teams and I was always rooting on the Yankees so we had lots of fun with that and I am going to really miss that . I know Jim was definitely involved with his job and his family but I will never forget his good good nature and kindness and was always willing to listen and help anyone with there problems and Iam really going to miss him and like his golf swing he was one of a kind.
Dan-O

Posted by DAN HOLDEN - Hudson, NH - Friend   November 14, 2019

Jim taught me so much. Not only about sales but also how to be a man of character and Integrity. These are traits I will carry in his legacy.

Thank you Jim. You have left an indelible impression, and helped me become who I am today, both personally and professionally. I thank you for that and so much more.

Posted by Rick White - Old Orchard Beach, ME - Coworker   November 14, 2019

Jim was a dear friend and my treasured mentor. I'm not sure how to carry on with the hole he's left in my life but I will do everything I can to make him proud. He meant so much to so many of his work family and he is truly irreplaceable. Love you, Boss. We'll cover it from here.

Posted by Candice Lecourt - Poland Spring, ME - Coworker   November 14, 2019


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague    November 14, 2019


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