JAMES “JIM” McCLAFFERTY

March 29, 2024

JAMES  “JIM”  McCLAFFERTY
U.S. Veteran

UNITED STATES NAVY

KOREAN WAR

JAMES “JIM”  MC CLAFFERTY   –   in Woburn,  March 29th, beloved husband of the late Jean Nicholson.  Dear father of, Kerry A. Eshleman of FL, Kevin S. McClafferty, his wife Sandra of Woburn, James Pickul of Iowa, Lisa Dobrutchi, James McClafferty his wife Antoinette all of NH, and Eric McClafferty, his wife Sara of New Jersey.  Brother of Ruth Capen, Mary Fitzpatrick, John McClafferty, Gail Foley, Stephen McClafferty and the late Paul McClafferty, Janet Leonard, Ellen Weiss and Ann Kelly.  Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey, Nicholas, Megan, Kelsey. Jessica and Justin along with ten great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews great and grand.  Jim’s Funeral Celebration will be announced in the not too distant future.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn

JAMES “JIM” McCLAFFERTY   –   of Woburn, died peacefully, March 29th at the age of eighty-seven. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Nicholson.  

Born in Boston and raised in Somerville, Jim was a son of the late James and Ruth (Fortier) McClafferty. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, class of 1953. After graduating high school, Jim enlisted in the US Navy where he served proudly until being honorably discharged in 1962. 

For many years Jim worked as a building manager for Avco and Coulter Systems. 

He was a bright and generous man with a larger-than-life personality. He was a great neighbor and would help anyone needing a hand. He loved history and was knowledgeable and interested in the past wars of the world. 

Jim had the very good fortune of meeting the love of his life, Jean Nicholson. Together they shared over the last thirty-six years together, side by side! He loved his family and will be deeply missed.

Dear father of Kerry A. Eshleman of FL, Kevin S. McClafferty, his wife Sandra of Woburn, James Pickul of Iowa, Lisa Dobrutchi, James McClafferty his wife Antoinette all of NH, and Eric McClafferty, his wife Sara of New Jersey.  Brother of Ruth Capen, Mary Fitzpatrick, John McClafferty, Gail Foley, Stephen McClafferty and the late Paul McClafferty, Janet Leonard, Ellen Weiss and Ann Kelly.  Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey, Nicholas, Megan, Kelsey. Jessica and Justin along with ten great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews great and grand.

Jim’s Funeral Celebration will be announced in the not too distant future.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Jim’s Funeral Celebration will be announced in the not too distant future.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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