Ret. Police Capt. James M. ‘Jim’ Kilmartin Jr., LPD

March 22, 2016

Ret. Police Capt. James M. ‘Jim’ Kilmartin Jr., LPD

RET. POLICE CAPT.,JAMES M. “JIM” KILMARTIN, JR., LPD- of Woburn, Tuesday, March 22nd. Beloved fiancé of Anne P. Foley of Woburn. Devoted father of Kara E. Kilmartin, her significant other Keith Olbash of RI, and James M. Kilmartin III, his fiancé, Jennifer Clark of Westminster. Dear brother of Karen Kilmartin Kennedy, her husband, Leo T. of Woburn. Cherished “Papa” of Sean and Connor Williams and”Grampy Jim” to Cierra Kilmartin. Loving uncle of Krista Kennedy Groenwoldt, her husband Chad of Chelmsford and Brian Kilmartin Kennedy, his wife, Michelle of England and “Uncle Big Jim” to Brian, Devin and Jack Miller of FL. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch –Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, March 30th at 9:15 am followed by a Funeral Mass in St.Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, March 29th, 3 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.

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OBITUARY:

Ret. Police Captain, James M. ‘Jim’ Kilmartin Jr., passed away at the Winchester Nursing Center, March 22nd. The fiancée of Anne P. Foley, he was seventy one years of age.

Born in Cambridge, he was son of the late James M. and Alice (Schultz) Kilmartin.

Raised in Somerville, Jim was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Cambridge with the Class of 1962. Following high school, Jim went on to Middlesex Community College, receiving an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

Jim began his career in the Justice System beginning at the Middlesex County’s Sherriff’s Office where he worked prior to his securing a position in the Lexington Police Department in 1967. Over the next thirty four years Jim earned the respect and admiration of his fellow officers and the community at large. He rose through the ranks retiring as Police Captain of the Lexington Police Department, in 2001.

Jim had also dedicated himself to his two children, of whom he was most proud. Family vacations were always fun, Martha’s’ Vineyard every year, taking in all of their activities. Be it on the playing fields, basketball courts or in school, Jim would make every effort to be there. As they grew and grandchildren began arriving, “Papa” was thrilled. He couldn’t spend enough time with them or have too many pictures to show!

Jim and Anne have spent close to the last twenty years together. They have journeyed to Hawaii, Ireland, Aruba, St. Patrick’s Day in Ft. Lauderdale for years along with many other interesting and fun spots. Summers were always a delight when they were in Maine amongst family and friends.

Jim was a man of his word. Always firm but fair throughout his lifetime. He loved to laugh and had quite a practical joker side to him, of which many will attest too!

Jim was very active in his community of Lexington having been a business owner of BROMAC of Lexington, a member of the Lexington Rotary Club, having served as a past President, Lexington Lodge of Elks, Touchdown Club in Arlington, and the Stray Dogs Corvette Non Club; professionally he was a member of FBINAA 130th Session and the IAPOA. Jim had also served in the National Guard.

Sadly, Jim was predeceased by his parents.

He is lovingly survived by his fiancée, Anne P. Foley of Woburn, his children, Kara E. Kilmartin, her significant other Keith Olbash of RI, and James M. Kilmartin III, his fiancé, Jennifer Clark of Westminster, his sister, Karen Kilmartin Kennedy, her husband, Leo T. of Woburn, his grandchildren, Sean and Connor Williams and”Grampy Jim” to Cierra Kilmartin and his nieces and nephews, Krista Kennedy Groenwoldt, her husband Chad of Chelmsford and Brian Kilmartin Kennedy, his wife, Michelle of England and “Uncle Big Jim” to Brian, Devin and Jack Miller of FL.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch –Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, March 30th at 9:15 am followed by a Funeral Mass in St.Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Tuesday, March 29th, 3 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114 or Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.

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  1. Ed Grant–Got to know Jimmy when he joined Lexington Rotary Club in the 1990s and he was Captain of the Lexington Police. He served them and the Community well. Will miss his great and quick sharp fit, a very funny man! All my best to Jim’s close ones and family in this time of transition….

  2. To Anne & the Kilmartin Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May we all find some comfort & peace in knowing that Jim, our friend and brother’s eternal memory will live forever in our hearts. We will miss him greatly. Frank & I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Rest in peace Jim. Fly high with the angels.
    Frank & Fran Eldridge

  3. Anne, holding you close in my heart as Jim feasts with the angels and shares his unique wit with the gang at the pearly gates.
    Love you lots,
    Christine

  4. Bill Duffey;

    It was my pleasure to know Jim for a lot of years, both professionally and socially. Over the last few years I would see Jim twice a week, meeting to have coffee with ‘The Olde Farts Coffee Club’ We would swap opinions, stories and on occasion, cigars. He will be missed. Rest Well, my friend.

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