James A. “Jimmy” Dort
James A. “Jimmy” Dort, 69, longtime companion of Jean F. Knowlton of
Market Street, Ipswich, died Friday, November 16, 2018 in the Kaplan
Family Hospice House, Danvers following his long illness.
Born in Ipswich on June 30, 1949, he was one of the six children of the
late Garland C. Dort and Eleanore A. (Aitken) Dort Gibbs. Jimmy attended
the St. Stanislaus Parochial School and then Ipswich High School which he
left to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Jimmie served as a forward with the
Marines in two tours of duty in Vietnam where he had twice been wounded in
action. Soon following his discharge he settled in Alameda, CA where he
worked in construction. He returned to Ipswich in 1989 and has since been
employed as a bartender. He worked full time at the Ipswich AMVETS and had
worked part time at both the Kosciusko Club and the St. Lawrence Club of
Ipswich. An avid fan of Boston pro-sports, he also enjoyed summers fishing
in the local waters.
He was a member of the Ipswich AMVETS Post #201 and Knights of Columbus
Carrollton Club 498.
In addition to his companion Jean he is survived by a stepson, Joshua
Knowlton of Pelham, NH; two sisters, Sandra McDonald of CA and Debra
Sebastian of Salisbury and many nephews and nieces.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held 9 am Saturday, December 15 in Our
Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. His interment will be private. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be may to the
AMVETS Scholarship Fund, 49 Market Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.
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