WORCESTER-James M. Scanlon, 79, of Worcester passed away Friday, May 5 at home. He leaves five children, Doreen D. Scanlon of Boston, Seamus M. Scanlon and his wife, Julie of North Berwick, Scotland, Joan A. Morrissey and her husband, Terence of Rutland, Joseph B. Scanlon and his wife, Lauren of Brooklyn, NY and Peter F. Scanlon and his wife, Jackie of Manhattan, NY; five grandchildren, Liam, Bridget, Finley, Emilia and Louisa and his former wife, Patricia J. (Platz) Scanlon of Charlton. Five siblings, predeceased him. He was born in Manhattan, New York son of Irish Immigrants from County Sligo, Thomas and Mary Ann (Meehan) Scanlon and has lived in Worcester since 1983. Jim graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and St. Francis College both in Brooklyn, before joining the Army, serving in Germany during the Cold War. Jim was a member of the IBEW Local #96 for 32 years, retiring as a technician from Verizon. He was a member of the Tatnuck American Legion, #388 and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Jim enjoyed spending time at the Ocean, whether it was, sailing or deep sea fishing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and his best friends, Jack, Dave and Danny and singing, dancing, playing cards or reading a good western or war novel. Funeral Arrangements are pending and will be scheduled this weekend for next week.
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