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James M. Barney

James M. Barney, 60, of Ipswich, formerly of Hamilton, and husband of Carolyn “Bonnie” (Brown) Barney, died Monday November 26, 2007. 

He was the son of the Edna (Sprague) Barney of Hamilton and the late George H. Barney.  He was a graduate of Hamilton Wenham High School and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he continued to serve as his class secretary. 

In recent years, Jim worked in property management. He was also the past president of the Ipswich Savings Bank.

Devoted to his family, he enjoyed gardening and farming, and had many years of service to the Ipswich community.  Among the many activities he was involved with were: the Boy Scouts; the Rotary Club; the House of Peace; the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club; and the First Congregational Church of Ipswich.  Currently, Jim was serving as a Deacon for the First Congregational Church of Hamilton.

In addition to his mother and wife of 37 years, he is survived by a son, Mason Barney and his wife Jaclyn of New York City; a daughter, Caroline Barney of Beverly; a sister, Ann Barney of Hamilton; a brother, Hillman Barney of Ipswich, and many nieces and nephews including Amanda Barney of Ipswich.

His funeral service will be held Thursday, November 29, 2007 11 am in the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, followed by interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 PM in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to First Congregational Church of Hamilton, 624 Bay Rd., Hamilton, MA 01982.


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