James F Pitts

Passed 03/03/2021

Obituary For James F Pitts


James F. Pitts Sr., 81 peacefully entered into eternity at South Shore Hospital on March 3, 2021 after a period of declining health. James was born in East Boston to George and Florence (Whalen) on April 22, 1939. He was one of 4 brothers.

Although he was born in east Boston James grew up in Somerville where he met the love of his life, Mary (Doherty).
He worked almost 20 years for the Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA) before retiring due to a work accident. He was a retired member of the Boston Carmen's Union, Local 589. James also worked for years as the Sacristan at Holy Family Church in Rockland Ma.
James was a devoted member of the Holy Family Church and its community. He also enjoyed cooking for his family. The family always looked forward to his Holiday Dinners. James also took great joy in teasing his children about the sports teams they supported and coming up with fanciful theories to why the teams would not be successful.

James was predeceased in death by his parents, his son George and his oldest brother George He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary; his children, Mary, James Jr (Jamie), David and Brian all of Rockland; his brothers, Henry of Malden and Linnwood (Lenny) Pelham, NH. James is also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews. He was also devoted to his Siberian Huskies, Remy and Doolin.




17:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home
135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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09:00 AM
Holy Family Church
403 Union St.
Rockland, MA 02370
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May you rest in peace...You will be missed..Nancy Clancy ♥
- Nancy Clancy
Mary and Family im sorry for your loss i 1st met mr . Pitts when i was an altar server at Holy Family Church what a very nice person every time i saw him at mass at 4 pm he would allways say hello. may Jim be resting is the loveing arms of God .
- Ryan Burnieika
Dear Mary and Family, I was so sorry to see that Jim had passed away. We've been praying for him. What a nice guy he was. I have so many fond memories of his time at Holy Family and his great sense of humor. May all of your wonderful happy memories sustain you in the days and weeks to come. God bless you all.
- Kathleen Botelho Kawa
Mary and family, So sorry for your great loss. Jim was a nice man. I enjoyed chatting with him each Saturday before the 4 o'clock Mass. He was very interesting to listen to. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. May God bless you all and give you the strength you need to get through these dark days a head.
- Judy Walling
Mary and Family Sorry for the loss of a great man in Jim. Jim was a great guy and I was always eager to listen to him when I was an Altar Server at Holy Family Church. May God Bless you at this difficult time, Jim May the choirs of angels come to greet you.
May they speed you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.
May you find eternal life.
- Christopher Burnieika
Mary and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing this kind man at church. God bless all of you.
- Jean Dennehy
I'm Sorry to hear of the Passing of Mr. Pitts. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I knew Jim as I was an Altar Server at Holy Family Church. Jim May the choirs of angels come to greet you.
May they speed you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.
May you find eternal life.
- Christopher Burnieika

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