James R. Muise, 75, husband of Susan S. (Goodhue) Muise of
Western Avenue, Essex, died Wednesday August 9, 2017 in the
Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following his long illness.
Born in Ipswich March 2, 1942 son of the late Donald and Mary E.
(Quinn) Muise, he was raised in Essex and was a 1961 graduate of
Gloucester High School. He served three years in the U.S. Army,
married in 1963 and upon his honorable discharge the Muises made
their home and raised their family in Essex. For thirty-five
years he was employed as a mechanical assembler at Gloucester
He was a loving husband and father and worshipped his
In addition to his wife Susan of fifty-four years he is survived
by a son, James D. Muise and his fiancé’ Kathi Coper of Essex; a
daughter, Keri E. Muise-Phipps and her husband Michael of
Kensington, NH and two grandchildren, Ryan J. and Leah D.
Phipps both of Kensington, NH. He was the brother of the late
Donald Muise formerly of Essex and Christine Pelletier formerly
Private arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.