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James J, Gleason
April 24, 1927 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
James Joseph Gleason of Natick, Massachusetts entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2024.
Jim was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 24, 1927 to Edward Gleason and Ada (Hennessey) Gleason. He was one of three children along with a brother Paul and sister Loretta.
Jim attended Boston public schools and graduated from Brighton High School. Upon graduation at the age of seventeen, he immediately enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he traveled the world. Jim was an Engineman and not only served in the U.S. Navy but also the U.S. Coast Guard. He served in World War Il, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam before retiring after twenty-three years. After his military service he was employed with the Town of Wellesley for twenty-five years. Jim enjoyed his free time traveling with his wife Patricia, watching golf and football, horseracing, playing poker and he was also a regular at the Natick Senior Center.
Jim's true happiness centered around his family. He was a kind, generous and loving husband, father and grandfather. No conversation with him ended without an I love you. He will be sorely missed and always remember as the great man he was.
Jim was predeceased by his wife Patricia (Doherty) Gleason. He is survived by his loving children, Edward P. Gleason of Natick, Kathleen E. Rongone and her husband Bob of Braintree, James G. Gleason and his partner Shelley Compton of Sebastian, Florida, and his granddaughter Stephanie P. Rongone of Boston.