Cartwright Funeral Homes


DYER, James J., of Peabody, formerly of Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2017, at the age of 89. Born and raised in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, James and his late wife Roseanne raised their family here before moving to Roslindale, Georgetown and Everett. James proudly served his country in the United States Army during the end of WWII. For over 25 years he worked as a Boston Police Officer. Upon his retirement from the police department he became a U.S. Marshall, working at the Federal Courthouse in Boston, as well as a Reservist for FEMA. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, James will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. James was the husband of the late Roseanne (Doherty) Dyer. Loving father of Patricia Peterson and her husband Thomas of Kingston, NH, James Dyer, III and his wife Theresa of Sagamore Beach, Michael Dyer and his wife Rosemary of Bradford, William Dyer and his wife Linda of Abington, Eileen Ryan and her husband Conall of Newburyport and Christine White and her husband Timothy of Tewksbury. Brother of the late Marie Echetler, Margaret “Peggy” Sears and William Dyer. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 28th at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

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