WINCHENDON – James P. Byrne, 89, of 20 Harris Road, died Wednesday morning, October 9, 2019 in his home with his family at his side.
He was born in Cambridge, MA on May 6, 1930, son of the late Frank J. and Lenore (James) Byrne and attended Rindge Technical School in Cambridge. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from high school and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. A resident of Carlisle for 35 years, he moved to Winchendon in 1999.
Jim worked as a master tool and die instrument maker at MIT for 37 years until his retirement. Jim loved the outdoors and had enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid farmer. he also enjoyed time with his horse Jake.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Marguerite P. (Mossey) Byrne; three sons, Robert W. Byrne and his wife Kathleen of Templeton, Frank J. Byrne and his wife Myra of Carlisle and James M. Byrne and his wife Marie of Johnson City, NY; five grandchildren, Frank J. Byrne Jr, Michael R. Byrne, Shane R. Byrne, Brandon S. Byrne and Maya Johnson, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank J. Byrne and Robert Byrne and a sister, Margaret Byrne.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M. preceding the funeral.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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