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James S. Blessington

James S. Blessington, 87, husband of Ruth E. (McIntosh) Blessington of  Birch Lane, Ipswich, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the Golden Living Center, Gloucester following his long illness.

Born in Lynn July 1, 1926 son of the late James B. and Florence (Stewart) Blessington,  he was raised in Marblehead a 1943 graduate of Marblehead, High School. As a young man he went to work at his father’s  jewelry store in Lynn. He soon went into the trophy business, manufacturing and selling trophies in Topsfield for over sixty years.

Jim will fondly be remembered for his love of hockey,  sarcastic wit and his  smoldering wet cigar.

I addition to his wife of fifty-nine years he is survived by a son Stewart Jay Blessington and his wife Karen of Ipswich; a daughter, Barbara Ann Bucklin of Ipswich and her fiancée’ Joe Pace; grandchildren, Stewart, Kate and Sarah Blessington, Alexander and Caleb Bucklin; a brother Roderick Blessington and his wife Deborah of Topsfield; a sister, Marilyn Whalley and her husband William of E. Sandwich; Carol  Gaffney, companion of his late son Scott Blessington of Georgetown and several nephews and nieces.

A Memorial reception will be held on Sunday October 6 from 1 to 4 pm in the VFW Post 1093, 110 County Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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