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THOMAS, James R. of Hull formerly of Holbrook, passed away July 12, 2018 at age 91. James was born and raised in Somerville where he graduated from Somerville High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. James worked as a member of Local 25 and 653 of the Teamsters for 35 years. He served for many years as the Veterans Agent for the town of Holbrook as well as volunteered at the V.A. Hospital. James was a past commander of the William B. Dalton Post 139 of Holbrook and was a coach for the American Legion baseball team. Beloved husband of the late Mary T. (Poland) Thomas. Loving father of Frank Thomas and his wife Sandra of Brockton, David Thomas and his wife Nicole of NC, James Thomas and his wife Carolyn of NC, and William Thomas and Katy Angie of Abington. Devoted brother of the late Kathleen Doyle, Frank Thomas, Evelyn Downey, Sr. Helen Thomas, and Joseph Thomas. Also survived by 2 grandchildren. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St. Holbrook until 9:15 AM on Thursday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.

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