Obituaries

James S. Scannell, Jr.

Died: 2015-08-04
Resided in: Peabody, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Visitation
Viewing date: 2015-08-07 4pm-7pm
Service type: Service
Service date: 2015-08-07 7pm
Service location: Mackey FH (rt.114) 128 S. Main St., Middleton
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2015-08-10
Cemetery: Bourne National
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James (Jim) S. Scannell, Jr., Captain, U.S. Air Force, Retired, passed away on August 4, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to James and Dorothy (Dickinson) Scannell on August 21, 1936. Raised in Everett. Beloved husband of 49 years to Rose Marie (Puglia) Scannell; adoring father of Christina Centofanti and her husband Joseph, Linda Morrison and her husband Dennis, Cynthia Fanikos, and Stephanie Vessella and her husband Michael; loving brother of Marion Drago; “Grandpa” of Teddy, Ricky, Jimmy, D.J., Julia, and Travis; and “Uncle Jim” to many nieces and nephews.

Jim entered the U.S. Army in 1953 as an artillery mechanic, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1958. He served as a Statistical Analyst, a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations, and a Missile Launch Officer while stationed in ten different States and overseas in Turkey and Korea. Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his MBA at the University of Missouri. Following military retirement, he spent twenty years as the Financial Manager at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. In his later years, Jim enjoyed volunteering in the Retiree’s Office at Hanscom A.F.B. and spending time with his family and many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his brothers George and Richard “Dick” Scannell and his sister Dorothy “Bunny” Scannell.

Calling hours will be at Mackey Funeral Home on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA and Veterans of Foreign Wars, 20 Stevens St, Peabody, MA 01960.

Online condolences below:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Love, Simi Junior
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jason Larocque St. John's Prep
My sincere condolences to the entire Scannell family. Rachel Rabadan
Praying for peace and joyful memories for your family, Steph. My condolences. - Kristina Cudney
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Renee Zimmerman. SJP
I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy is with you all.Michelle McGinness ,St. John's Prep
Stephanie and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending all of you love and peace as you remember this wonderful man. Sincerely, Kristen Francis
Will miss the sage advice of our gentle friend, Jim! Sending our love and prayers!
Our deepest condolences are with you and your family. Love, Tracii and Peter Schaeublin
Thinking of all of you during this sad time. Love, Melanie and Scott Lovell
So sorry to hear about Jim. We are thinking about all of you and wishing you peace at this difficult time. Sincerely, Robin & Brad Nelson
So sorry to loose a loving, caring man. Dick and I wish we had more time to have been with him. He will live in our thoughts and prayers. Rose how lucky you were to have spent 49 years with Jim. He will always live on in your heart and with his children and other family and friends. Love and warm fuzzy hugs, Sandy and Dick
Condolences to you all at this sad time. He has left a wonderful legacy to this world with his children and grandchildren. Much love, Michele & Jason Barber
Linda,I am so sorry to hear about your father . I know what a difficult time this must be for all of you. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you. Sincere sympathy, Kathy Gambale xo
My sincere condolences to the entire Scannell family. Rachel Rabadan
Sending all the love we can to all of you. May you all find comfort in memories and love with Jim and one another. I know that he was loved, by all of you, us, and so many others. We are praying for you all through this time. Love, Kara, Alan, Preston & Miranda Lattimer
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With much love and sympathy, Jenn Shaw
Our deepest condolences to the entire Scannell Family. Jim was a great friend to my parents and a wonderful neighbor. Always put his Family first and was always there to help out anyone who needed it ,so careing and kind. He will be missed ! Thinking of you all during this difficult Time. Love, The Antunes Family and Mendonca's.
Linda, I'm so very sorry to hear this news about your dad. He was a unique individual in many ways. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My my very best to you and your family. Peace & Love, Steve
Cindy so sorry for your lose. Thinking of you and your family. Lisa and Ed fanikos
We are so sorry for your loss Rose and family. Jim and Cathy MacGilvray
Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family...another angel has returned home. Jenn Jordan, St. John's Prep
So sorry to hear about your dad. I'm smiling remembering how he would visit us in the kitchen at CYC on his coffee breaks ( with his special coffee cup!) and have an insightful conversation and a laugh or two! It was always looked forward to and brightened my day. Hope other memories you have of a great father, husband and man, will help you through this time. With love, Jon McKeigue
Was so sad when I read Cindy's message to her Dad today. I did not know he was so ill. My prayers r for all of u. May God hold him in his arms forever. God Bless u all. Love and prayers, Lee Fanikos
It has been my sincere pleasure to have known this wonderful and gentle man.He had such a beautiful and calming aura about him. I will miss him greatly and wish you all comfort as you remember meaningful and happy memories that you all shared. Sincerely, Tina Manolakos.
Linda, Sending our heart-felt condolences. We are thinking of you, Den, DJ, Travis and Scannell family during this difficult time. With Sympathy, Kari & Kevin, Daniel & Milla Donegan
We are so sorry to hear about Jim thru this e mail from Diane. I didn't see it until Aug 10th. We are In Maine and if I knew sooner we would have come home for sure. Keep in touch. Love, Jackie and Dom
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rose and your family.We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We just heard today the sad news.Our condolences to you and your family. Richard and Lorraine Kiley
Cindy and Dean, All our prayers go out to you and your extended family. Please know that our hearts are with you as your support the kids and each other. Gary and Alice Smith, St. John's Prep
Although I did not know Jim for a long time, I immediately got to know what a gentleman he was. It was sad to hear that he had passed away. My condolences to my good friend Rose and her family. May he rest in peace. My prayers to the family. Alis Peretzian.

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