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