James T. ‘Jim’ Cahill Jr.

February 11, 2017

James T. ‘Jim’ Cahill Jr.

JAMES T. “JIM” CAHILL JR of Woburn, February 11th, at fifty seven years of age. Beloved son of James T. and Lauria V. “Vera”(Hession)Cahill Sr., formerly of Winchester, now of Ireland. Husband of Mary E.(Donohoe) of Woburn. Loving father of Erin E. and Caitlin J. Cahill both of Woburn and Sean W. Cahill, his fiance’ Tiffany Nelson of Utah. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn Thursday, February 16th at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday evening from 4-7p.m. Interment is private. are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in “Jim’s” memory to St. Charles School, 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801

OBITUARY:

James A.”Jim” Cahill passed away at the Sawtelle Family Hospice Home , February eleventh after a brief illness. Husband of Mary E (Donohoe) Cahill, he was fifty seven years of age.

Born in Winchester he was the son of James T. and Lauria (Hession) Cahill Sr formerly of Winchester and now of Ireland. Raised and educated in Winchester he was a member of the Class of 1977. While in high school, Jim was a member of the Winchester High School baseball team. Following high school Jim began at Northeastern University where he graduated from in 1982, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately secured a position at General Electric, then to Textron and has been at UTC for several years.

Jim married Mary Donahoe, thirty years ago and together they brought three wonderful children into the world, of whom he was most proud. Jim was actively involved with his children and participated in all the extra curricular activities. Woburn Recreation teams or St. Charles CYO league, Jim pitched right in and was a coach wherever needed. When not on the bench coaching he was right in the stands cheering them on!

Over the years the family travelled to Ireland where his parents had a home and were originally from, enjoying their extended family and friends. When visiting their grandparents home, Jim would take the opportunity to teach them all how to swim. Once the swimming was down, it was off to their sailboat which was an awful lot of fun for all, over the years.

Jim shared a great love of his family. A quiet man, sometimes could be very serious and other times very outgoing! Jim was a person of strength, courage, values and determination. In all that Jim has done, he taught and challenged his children to be the best they could possibly be in life.

Jim was the husband of Mary (Donohoe) Cahill of Woburn, son of James T. and Lauria V.(Hession) Cahill Sr., of Ireland, loving father of Erin E., and Caitlin J. Cahill of Woburn and Sean W. Cahill, his fiance’ Tiffany Nelson of Utah. Also survived by many loving brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral will A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn Thursday, February 16th at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Wednesday evening from 4-7p.m. Interment is private. are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in “Jim’s” memory to St. Charles School, 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Mary, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, much too young. I’m also very sorry I missed the services, I just learned of the very sad news. Losing someone special in your life is heart breaking and just does not seem fair. I will keep you, Sean, Erin, and Caitlin in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care all,
    Ed Murphy

  2. Mark Whittum

    My sincerest condolences to Jim’s family. I always enjoyed working with Jim and was saddened by his far too premature passing. We will miss him here at UTC.

  3. My prayers are with you. I will never forget you. I’m happy you are both in Ireland. I think you often, God bless.

  4. Mary, Sean, Erin and Caitlin, Bill and I are so sorry at the passing of Jimmy. Bill worked with Jimmy at GE and he was so happy to sponsor his membership at the Winthrop Yacht Club. Even though Jimmy turned green while sailing with us and had to hang over the side, he loved sailing,joined the club and bought a sailboat.
    He will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Soar High Jimmy!

    Bill and Priscilla O’Neill

  5. Jim Zisson
    Although it has been many years since Jim left GE, we are all saddened by the loss. Jim was always full of life and energy. And a real Irishman with the stories.

    The last time I saw Jim was in 2001 at my wedding. No he wasn’t invited, so I was a bit startled to see him !!As it turns out, one of his cute daughters was an alter girl at St Charles and she was part of our wedding!!

  6. Mary, I was deeply saddened to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a good man.

    Please be assured of my prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jimmy Rodriguez

  7. My condolences to the family. I am sorry for your great loss. Nothing can compare to the deep pain you and your family are feeling from the passing of your dear loved one. Death is very difficult to deal with. God hates death, he views death as an enemy at 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy death is brought to nothing.” Gods word at Revelation 21:4 assures us that God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor pain be any more.” But more importantly God gives us hope. At Hosea 13:14. May God’s word and all the wonderful memories and good times you and your family have shared bring comfort during this difficult time.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Jim at Textron for several years. He was always positive and a joy to work with. A dedicated worker and gentlemen. God bless Jim and his family.
    Sincerely,
    John Abruzzese

  9. Marcia Donohoe
    Oh Mary I am so deeply saddened to hear about Jim’s passing.
    So sorry I can not be at the services.
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  10. My heart goes out to my cousin, Mary, and her family. Jim’s smile is something I will always remember – it was rare he was without one. He loved to tease me and was so good-natured. I feel lucky to have known him.

    Patty Dumont

  11. Ron & Joanie Galvin want to extend our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers to the entire family. It breaks our heart to lose someone so young and kind hearted. We will always remember his smile and kind words to us always. May he Rest In Peace with love and prayers. May you all hold his memory close at heart and be given the strength to get through this most difficult time. Sorry we could not deliver are condolences personally but are with you all in spirit. Much love, Ron & Joanie

  12. Dear lord you took an amazing friend and co- worker from us such a sweet man my heart goes out to his family may God bless you all Rest In Sweet Peace my neighbor
    Linda O’Brien

  13. My sincerest sympathy and prayers for Jim’s family. He will be incredibly missed at UTC. His smile and his presence was adored by many. There will be a void in our hearts. May he finally be able to Rest in Peace. I will miss him very much.
    Tara Melchionna

  14. My heartfelt prayers for you Mary, Sean, Erin, and Caitlin. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.😞. God bless. He was here, helping me , the weeks after Joe passed away with a squad of 6 loving landscapers, trying to make our yard look alive and blooming, despite our pain, and I will NEVER fo get that . I’m so sorry for your loss. ❤

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