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James J. Young

November 29, 2023

James Young Obituary

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave., Milton on Thursday December 7th from 10-11am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated following the visitation at St. Mary of the Hills, Milton Thursday at 11:30. Burial private at the family's request. 

James J. Young, of Milton, known affectionately as Jim to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023, at the age of 91. Born on July 18, 1932, in Boston, Jim's life was marked by dedication, kindness, and a deep love for his family.

Jim was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Stoneck), who was his partner in life and love. After Barbara's passing, he found companionship and joy with the late Norma Cavanaugh of Westwood, with whom he shared many cherished moments. A devoted father, Jim leaves behind a legacy of love and guidance through his children: James P. Young of Taunton, Caren Berry and her husband Stephen of Cotuit, David Young, and his wife Christine of Weymouth, and he carries the memory of his late son Brian Young in his heart. As a loving grandpa, Jim's joy was multiplied through his grandchildren, Riley, Samantha, Sean, and Natalie, whose achievements and adventures brought him immense pride.

Jim's life was characterized by his unwavering work ethic and his commitment to service. As a proud US Army Korean War Veteran, he served his country with honor and courage. Following his military service, Jim continued to contribute to his community through his work as a Hoisting engineer with IUOE Local 4. His hands and heart helped to shape the skyline of Boston, and his contributions to the city's infrastructure will stand as a testament to his skill and dedication.

Those who knew Jim understood him to be the quintessential family man. His interests and activities were always centered around the well-being and happiness of his loved ones. Jim's life was a tapestry woven with moments of togetherness, whether it was a quiet evening at home or a boisterous family gathering. His presence was a source of stability and warmth, and his guidance was sought after in times of both celebration and challenge.

Jim's character was the embodiment of love, kindness, and thoughtfulness. He approached life with a gentle demeanor and a generous spirit, always ready to lend a helping hand or offer a word of encouragement. His ability to listen and his willingness to understand made him a cherished friend and a respected member of his community.

James J. Young's departure leaves behind a void in the hearts of those who loved him, but his spirit remains a guiding light. He is survived by many loving relatives and friends, each of whom will carry forward the lessons of compassion and integrity that he exemplified throughout his life.

Jim's story is one of a life well-lived, marked by the love he shared and the lives he touched. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary man, we take comfort in the knowledge that his legacy will endure through the family he adored and the countless memories that will continue to inspire and uplift us all.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. James J. Young will be missed, but the impact of his love and kindness will resonate for generations to come.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s memory to usvets.org

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