Obituary, Duchaney, James, US Army & Navy Veteran
- Deceased's name: James Duchaney
- Age: 85
- Date: March 15, 2012
- Hometown: Belmont, formerly of Dorchester
Jim was born on August 8, 1927 in Boston; son of the late Eugene and Mary (Barnes) Duchaney. Jim was raised in the Dorchester section of Boston with his family then moved in 1952 to Belmont and has been a resident ever since.
Jim was employed as a mailer foremen with the Boston Herald for 47 years and with the Record American, The Post, the Jewish Advocate and the Boston Herald Traveler. He was a member of the very first Mailer’s Union #1.
He and his late wife Rita were devoted parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Belmont, assisting with many of the church events. In his earlier years he was proud to have trained and formed the Payson Park Elementary School Cub Pack #312 Drill Team which led many of the local Belmont parades through the years. He was a Belmont Little League Coach and a passionate Boston sports fan as a Season ticket holder to the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox. Later in life he enjoyed traveling to Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and especially to Miami, Florida.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and Navy serving during the Korean War. He was Past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Waverly Post #1272 on Trapelo Road in Belmont.
Children, James F. Duchaney Jr. of Belmont, David J. Duchaney and his wife Cathleen of Norfolk and Gina M. Hayes and her husband Thomas of Waltham.
Beloved husband of the late Rita M. (Pizzi) Duchaney.
Also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Kevin and Michelle Hayes, Jeanine and Renee Duchaney, and his dear sisters-in-law Assunta “Sue” Pizzi and Gail Duchaney. In addition he is survived by many nieces & nephews.
Dear brother of the late Louise Kearney, Anna Hagan, Marie Duchaney, Ruth Sullivan, Eugene “Bud” and John Albert Duchaney.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 325 Trapelo Road, Belmont, Tuesday, March 20, 8 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of James’s Life at Saint Luke’s Church, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont, 9 a.m. Interment with Military Honors Belmont Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday, March 19, 4–8 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.