James J. Boland Sr. of Winthrop passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2021. He was 94 years old. James was the beloved husband of the late Ann M. (Vasconsellos) Boland. Born in East Boston, James was the cherished son of the late John and Celia (McDonald) Boland.
James was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, serving from 1944-1946. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the D.A.V.-East Boston Post#77 and the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
James was the devoted father of James J. Boland Jr. and his wife Pauline of Peabody, Donald R. Boland of Summerfield, FL, and Kathleen A. Bianco and her husband Stephen of Peabody. He was the adored grandfather of Deanna M. Coffey, James J. Boland III, Kimberly A. Ciampa, Audrey M. and Stephen A. Bianco and the loving great-grandfather of Stephen Coffey. James was the dear brother of Barbara Doren of Millis and the late John, Thomas and Steve Boland, Mary Blake and Margaret Boland. James is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for James will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or to the ASPCA Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96929, Washington DC. 20077-7127.