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James McCormack

James McCormack, 96, husband of Carolyn E. (Wall) McCormack of Cable Gardens, Ipswich, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the Beverly Hospital following his long illness.

A lifelong Ipswich resident, where he was born on December 31, 1921, he was the son of the late James P. and Hazel L. (Smith) McCormack. A World War II veteran, he entered the Navy in January of 1942 and served in North Africa as an aviation metalsmith First Class.  Following the invasion of Europe he served on Okinawa as a land based supporter of Naval aircraft. When the war ended he returned to Ipswich and married Carolyn, and built their house, made their home and raised their family on Linebrook Road. During the Korean Conflict he was again deployed and served in the Pacific as a deck troubleshooter aboard the Aircraft Carrier “Bonn Homme Richard”.  Following his honorable discharge he returned home where he owned and operated his father’s business, the former J.P. McCormack & Sons, blacksmith and auto body and repair service in Brown Square Ipswich.

In retirement he enjoyed many hours of home gardening, raising bees and painting in oils and water colors. Jim was a longtime member of the Ipswich United Methodist Church and the Ipswich V.F.W. Post #1093.

In addition to his wife Carolyn of sixty-nine years he is survived by a son, Randolph W. McCormack and his wife Sue of WA; two grandchildren, Robin Mills of WA, Timothy McCormack of CA; five great grandchildren; a brother, Richard McCormack and his wife Shirley of New Durham, NH and many nephews and nieces. He was the father of the late Marsha J. Nolan formerly of Ipswich and brother of the late Ruth Stackhouse formerly of Ipswich, Barbara Robishaw formerly of VT and Maryanne Lincoln formerly of Wrentham.

Private funeral services are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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