Obituary For James Sheerin
James (Jim/Jimmy) Edward Sheerin Jr., 71, of Rockland MA passed away on December 7, 2022, after a lengthy and challenging illness, surrounded by his family. Jim was born August 11, 1951, in Quincy, MA to James Sr. and Clare (Bench) Sheerin.
Jim graduated from Quincy High School in 1970. He promptly enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserves, where he served for 6 years until honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the US Air Force. He returned to Quincy and married his high school sweetheart, Joan Macchi on May 4, 1974. They welcomed their son Michael in 1991, and relocated to Rockland where they spent the next 4 decades.
From a very early age, Jimmy’s fascination and knowledge of cars was evident to all who knew him. He was a seasoned car enthusiast who enjoyed talking vintage cars, working on his 1985 Cadillac El Dorado, and attending car shows. For more than 30 years, Jimmy’s love for cars led to his accomplished career as a car salesman, selling hundreds of Buick and GM vehicles. He worked at numerous dealerships throughout the South Shore, most notably; Dino’s, Garvey, Columbia, Mastria, Marty’s, and Prime—making many lifelong friendships along the way.
Jim was an avid and talented fisherman, whose favorite pastime was fishing for stripers in Sandwich with his best friend John. Jim was also a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Quincy and Rockland, where his many friendships brought him great comfort throughout his final years.
Jim is predeceased by his parents, James Sr. and Clare (Bench) Sheerin of Quincy, his in-laws Rudolph and Alice (McCorkle) Macchi of Quincy, and brother-in-law Rudolph Macchi of Gloucester.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joan, his son Michael, his sister Paula Jansen and her husband Wayne of Braintree, his sister Patricia McCabe and her husband Richard of West Chester, PA, his in-laws William Macchi of Marco Island, FL, Richard Macchi of Abington, Jean Macchi and Cindy Tozzi of Rockland and Patricia Harry and her husband John of Kingston, as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Services are to be held Thursday, December 15 at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. in Rockland. Visiting hours are from 9-10:30am followed by a celebration of life.
Gracious gifts in Jimmy’s memory may be made to the Boston MSPCA:
350 South Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
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