James P. Conley of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, beloved and treasured husband of Christine Z. Conley for forty-nine years and dearly loved father of the late Peter James Conley, passed away on September 4, 2022, of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Jim, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Boston in October of 1938, the firstborn child of James Conley and Eleanore Lewis Conley. A graduate of Northeastern University, he spent his entire career with Ernst & Young, an international accounting firm. He was named a partner in 1972 and served as a Regional Director of Accounting and Auditing in Boston, Cleveland and Atlanta.
Jim was a past member of Braeburn Country Club, The Algonquin Club of Boston and the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Accountants, which he served as President. He was a devoted, lifelong Red Sox fan, an avid world traveler and a perennial student, enrolling in many educational programs during his retirement years. Jim’s greatest devotion, however, was to his family, especially his wife and son. Jim was a man of integrity and high moral character. Possessing a well-developed sense of humor, he smiled his way through life and loved to recount light-hearted stories with friends and family. Many will miss his intelligent, warm and friendly presence, especially his wife, who will always love him dearly.
Besides his wife, Jim is survived by his sister, Eleanor Pooree (Doug) of Rio Vista, California; his sister, Carol Fitzgerald (James) of Dedham, Massachusetts; his brother, John J. Conley (Alice) of Norton, Massachusetts; his sister, Jane Carpenter of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. Besides his son, James was predeceased by his parents, James and Eleanore Conley of Dedham, Massachusetts; and his brother, Paul J. Conley (Mary) of North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Funeral services were private. Those wishing to honor Jim’s memory are kindly asked to consider a donation to Hospice of the Good Shepherd at Good Shepherd Community Care, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 or Northeastern University, 402 Columbus Place, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5005.