James McNerney

James Daniel McNerney Jr.

Monday, January 31st, 1944 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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McNerney, James D, Jr., 76, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 1st. He was born in Fall River, the son of the late Genevieve (Foley) and James McNerney, Sr.
Jim was raised in and around New England, his family eventually settling in New London, CT, where he would meet his wife, Sue.
Jim enjoyed a free spirited life; always taking a dip in the ocean, forever a "beach bum". Jim attended many of the best universities in New England as an English major; he was a voracious reader. He adored ice cream. As they traveled the country with their three young children and their Irish Setter, in their VW Bus they finally settled in Plymouth to raise their family in the mid '70's, Jim pursued a career as an iron worker and had his own successful business for many years. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf with his family and friends. Jim was often seen in around Plymouth in his truck on his way to the dump, the beach, the Yacht Club, driving his grandchildren to and from school activities as well traveling with Sue.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Sue, of 51 1/2 years. He was the loving father of three children Hoby McNerney of Plymouth, Kara Foresteire of Plymouth and Colleen Zanarini of Westerly, RI. He was the doting "gramps" of Grace Ann and James Foresteire. He leaves behind his siblings; Margaret Latessa, Helene Daly, Kathy Pringle and Michael McNerney. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family.
Funeral arrangements will be under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 7th from 4-7 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 8th at St. Mary's Church, 313 Court Street, Plymouth at 11:00 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim's memory to Cranberry Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bartlett Funeral Home
    338 Court Street
    Plymouth, MA 02360
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary's Church
    313 Court St.
    Plymouth, MA 02360
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Private Condolence

Peggy/Frank Latessa

Posted at 02:38pm
We certainly will miss Jim and will say prayers for you and your children as you all are continuing to get through this period of your lives. Unfortunately, due to our ages and health, we will not be able to be with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Also, due to various reasons to include the flu, etc, none of our children will be able to represent us in Plymouth in our absence.

Love, Peggy (aka "Sis") and Frank Latessa

Posted at 09:19am
A smile and laugh that touched your heart. A love for his Sue and family - the most important thing to him. I will never forget his kindness. Many people walk into your life but very few stay in your heart. That is Jim McNerney. Im so blessed to have known him. God bless him and his beautiful family always.

Patti Mikosky

Posted at 11:02am
Jim was the father in law of my son. Through the years I have been able to experience many good times with the family. He was indeed a fun loving guy, but most important he was the anchor of a wonderful family. I adored watching him with his children and grandchildren. He leaves a legacy of what family is all about. Always available to lend a hand or give advise whenever asked. I know my son felt welcomed into that family from the first day he met them. I have always been grateful to the McNerney's for giving Tom the family he has in New England. My visits to Plymouth were always a joy thanks to Jim and his family. He will most certainly be missed, but his faith tells us that we will all meet again.
Patti Mikosky

Tim and Gisele Benson Plymouth, MA

Posted at 03:25pm
Sue and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed seeing Jim at PYC and other places around town. It was truly our pleasure being a friend of his. Jim's kindest and smile will be missed

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