Family Login:

James M. Grady, Sr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the Grady family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    5005 LBJ Freeway
    Suite 526
    Dallas, TX 75244

Pause Broken Dreams by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Get Directions

Profile of Gately Funeral Home

View Phone Number

Send Flowers
 Send Flowers

Memories & Candles

“Wishing I had the chance to say goodbye to you. You have always had a piece of my heart. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Leone - Wilmington, MA

“Good night my dear friend . I will miss you. Remember to keep the door open! Until we meet again , love you much! ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Debby Hoefer - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Chris Philippi - Kingston, RI

“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...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff O'Neill - Silverthorne, CO

“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...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Lynne Bukovic - Eureka, MO

“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...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Michele Fontaine - Manchester, NH

“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...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jon Pena - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“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...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Hamlin - Middletown, DE

“to the grady familywe 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...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: karen kapelos - gilford, NH

“Mark, Darryl & family, I'm so so sorry for your loss. With deepest condolences, Kay ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kay Fortier Hasey - New Durham, NH

“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...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Brian Burne - Topsham, ME

“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?...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Doug and Linda Cohoon - Boston

“RIP Jimmy - many good laughs - drinks - a good friend - a gentleman -Mike ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Lyons - feeding hills, MA

“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...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy & Gary Heid - Monroe, CT

“RIP Jimmy. Many fond memories from years gone by. Plum Island 1973 ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Howe. Donahue - Laconia, NH

“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,...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: John DuVarney - Nashua, NH

“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...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: DAN HOLDEN - Hudson, NH - Friend

“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...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Rick White - Old Orchard Beach, ME

“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...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Candice Lecourt - Poland Spring, ME

“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....Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

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 @