James H. ‘Jim’ Young

January 13, 2017

James H. ‘Jim’ Young
U.S. Veteran

US Coast Guard

Korean War Veteran

JAMES H. YOUNG – in Woburn, January 13th, at eighty-three years of age. Beloved husband of Elaine P. (Hallion) Young. Proud father of Kevin E. Young, his wife Kathryn of Woburn, Michael J. Young, his wife Joanne of Woburn, Karen A. Shaw, her husband Douglas of Lexington, Carolyn M. Rosa, her husband Michael of Woburn, James H. Young Jr., his wife Margaret of CT, Paul J. Young, his wife Jennifer of NH, and Amy M. Elliot, her husband Derek of Woburn. Cherished brother of Sr. Marguerite Timothy, SND, of Worcester, and the late Margaret Jackomino-Breen. Special “Papa” to twenty-one grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, January 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. Remebrances may be made in James’ memory to Winchester Hospital Foundation, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890, or Sisters of Notre Dame of Ipswich, 30 Jeffrey’s Rd. Ipswich, MA 01938.

OBITUARY:

James H. “Jim” Young passed away at his home early Friday morning, January 13th after a lengthly illness. The beloved husband of Elaine (Hallion) Young , he was eighty three years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was son of the late Timothy E. and Anna (Foley) Young. Early in his life, Jim’s mom passed away and he moved to Winchester to be with his Dad and Aunt’s . As a teenager he moved back to Woburn where his family made their home on “hospital hill, ” and where he remained all of his life.

Jim graduated from Boston College High School with the Class of 1950. He entered the United States Coast Guard, where he served his country during the Korean War. Upon his return Jim married his sweetheart Elaine Hallion , whom he met prior to the service at a dance and the romance began.

Jim went on to Boston College, where he graduated from in 1959 with a degree in Math. Securing a position right out of college at John Hancock Insurance, Jim remained there for thirty-nine years, retiring in 1998 after a truly wonderful career there. At the time of his retirement Jim held the position of Assistant Secretary and General Director of John Hancock and had also served as secretary to a number of the subsidiary corporations.

Jim remained on the “hospital hill’ all throughout his lifetime. They brought seven children into the world and Jim was extremely proud of each . All throughout the years Jim remained actively involved with his children and whenever there was a math question or any math homework, that was Dad’s time at the table to help! He thoroughly enjoyed math and passed that same enjoyment on to his children and later to his grandchildren.

While the children were growing up, summer months for the Young family was spent at Long Beach in Gloucester over the years. Friends and family would all gather there enjoying all that summer had to offer!

As the children got older and began families of their own, “Papa” took great interest and pride in each and everyone of them. Sporting events, academic happenings, no matter where or what it was , “Papa” was front and center for it all, never missing even a beat.

Jim and Elaine also had the good fortune of being able to travel extensively all over the United States and Europe. Florida was the destination for the winter months and upon their return home they would head to south to Cape Cod, where they would spend their summers at their home in West Yarmouth, where the family would all gather throughout the years. Papa enjoyed many happy days, weeks and months there sharing the ocean and long walks on the beach with family.

Jim kept logs and photos of every occasion, always being able to present the dates and times of just about every happening in the Young family throughout the years.

Truly a wonderful, gentle man who shared a great love for his family. He was a man of great faith who also devoted his time and energy to all the Church happenings over the years. Jim took great pride in all that he did throughout his life time, and his legacy may be looked back upon as he was a great son, father, husband, Papa and man, that many would aspire to be.

Jim was very active through out the years as a member of the Woburn Host Lions Club, lector at St. Charles Church, Member of the Board of Directors at Choate Hospital, Choate Symmes Hospital, and Winchester Hospital, Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Sadly Jim was predeceased by his parents and sister Margaret Jackomino-Breen.

He is lovingly survived by his dear wife of sixty years, Elaine, and their children and families Kevin Young,his wife Kathryn,children Samantha, Sydney,Ryann and Courtney of Woburn, Michael Young, his wife Joanne, children Colleen, Michael Jr, wife Courtney, Scott and Allison, of Woburn, Karen Shaw, her husband Douglas, children Christopher and Brendan of Lexington, Carolyn Rosa, her husband Michael, children Jamie and Laura of Woburn, James Young Jr, his wife Margaret, children Timothy and Denis of CT, Paul Young,his wife Jennifer, children Aiden, Ashley, Blake and Lawton of NH, Amy Elliot, husband Derek, children Brian, Casey and Sarah of Woburn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, January 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. Remebrances may be made in James’ memory to Winchester Hospital Foundation, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890, or Sisters of Notre Dame of Ipswich, 30 Jeffrey’s Rd. Ipswich, MA 01938.

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  1. Tony
    Sorry to hear of my UNCLE’S passing. I am am not considered a member of this family. As I or my sister were mentioned. I feel sorry for U all. He was one in a million. again I am sorry my Uncle has died.

  2. Dear Elaine,
    I just learned the other day of Jim’s passing. I don’t know how I missed the notice in the Globe. Please accept my belated condolences to all your family on your loss. Will miss seeing you both many Saturday evenings at the “Pub”. You are in my prayers. God bless.
    Anna-Marie Ferraro

  3. Tom Mansour: Karen, I’m very sorry for your loss. I just heard today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Elaine,
    I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
    It was fun traveling with you both and it just won’t be the same not seeing him by your side.
    Please know you will be in my prayers.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Jean

  5. To The Young Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He truly was a great man. I am sure he is watching over all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ann Boudreau-Crawford

  6. My condolences to Michael and his family. Your father was such a gentleman. I have good memories of him at St. Charles.
    Jayne Lee

  7. Amy, Paul and the rest of the Young Family – my sincerest condolences to all of you during this time. I only knew your Dad for brief window of time, but remember him as a very nice man who was very kind to me. The world lost a gentleman this week, but he left a legacy of wonderful people for the world to enjoy. Good Bless.
    – Chris Foley

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