James W. McGinley

Died: 2016-02-17
Resided in: Tewksbury, MA
Viewing type: Funeral Mass
Viewing location: St. Richard Parish, Forest St., Danvers
Viewing date: 2016-02-27 10am Mass
Service type: Celebration of Life
Service date: 2016-02-27 11:30 - 2:30pm
Service location: Danvers High School Atrium
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Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care ( as the overwhelming care and support that they showed to Jim and his family was invaluable.

Saturday Feb. 27th will hold two events, please feel free to attend one or both.

From 10-11am a remembrance mass will be held at St. Richard Parish in Danvers. (90 Forest St., Danvers, MA) Following the mass, the family will have a combined wake/reception from 1130-230 in the atrium at the Danvers High School.(60 Cabot Road, Danvers, MA.)

Obit : James William McGinley, 31, a resident of Tewksbury (formerly Danvers) passed away early on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 following a three-year battle with colon cancer. Born on May 20, 1984, he was the loving husband of Kelly (Head) McGinley of Tewksbury (formerly Dedham) and son of Patrick and Patricia (Kovacs) McGinley of Danvers. He was raised and educated in Danvers, and was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 2002. Jim went on to graduate with a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jim was employed by Raytheon in Andover, MA as a program manager. Through the years, Jim was a member of many sports teams including Danvers High School Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse as well as collegiate Lacrosse at WPI. Jim was a fan of all Boston sports and was able to enjoy championships from the Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots in his lifetime. Jim was an avid traveler and enjoyed seeing new places all around the world. He and his wife Kelly enjoyed many adventures, visiting places like Australia, Europe, Egypt, Hawaii, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and many more. Although Jim enjoyed many wonderful experiences, what his family and friends will remember most about him is his constant smile, outstanding character and one of a kind personality. Jim was incredibly intelligent, caring, and generous. He had a way of drawing in everyone around him and making them feel like old friends. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family. In addition to his wife and parents he leaves behind his brother John McGinley and wife Erin of Danvers, his grandmother Virginia McGinley and partner Sonny West of Bethlehem, PA, as well as many other extended family members and friends.


Pat & Patty - I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to you, your family and Jame's family. Thomas & Rebecca Hoffman Southampton, NJ
Though we know this is a journey that you have to take alone, know that our hearts and prayers are with you every step of the way. Jim was a warrior and you must be proud to be able to have had him in your lives. In time the memories you shared will help you to heal.
With Sympathy - Chris, Mandy, and Emily Inners San Jose, CA
Pat and Patty, We are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of your son Jim. We pray that God will give you the strength to get through this moment in your life. Our most sincere condolences. Scott and Theresa Behrens
Pat, Patty and Family, Ella and I want to express our sympathy for your GREAT LOSS. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time! Ella & Nick Giordano
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love, Kathy, Dave, Kelli, David & Sean Bishop
To Pat, Patty, and Kelly, my heart is broken with your loss. My family and I send our condolences to you and your families. Jim was a great person with the kindest heart to me and everyone I know. I will truly miss him. Our prayers go out to you in this difficult time. With love from Peter Tentindo and the Tentindo family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Holly Fuinivan Potter
Jim was one of the kindest people I've ever known. He was always willing to lend a helpful hand. I know that words most likely cannot console right now, but the memories might help. I’ll remember the fun times we had in college (even cleaning that apartment when he first moved in), doing the Budweiser tasting tour at Sea World, having “picnics” off the boat in the middle of the lake in Vermont, and letting him be captain because I was too afraid to park in the boat lift. My thoughts are with all of you right now. - Ronja Stavrou
Dear Patty, Pat, John and Kelly, we are so very for your loss of Jim. What a hero. Your family is such a great inspiration for all. Love, Sheryl and Scott James amd family
There are no words to express my sympathy. I hope you find comfort in each other and the beautiful memories you had with Jim. You are all in my heart. In Sympathy, Jen Sisson
Dear Pat, Patty and family...Fran told us the terrible news of Jim's passing. Our hearts are heavy knowing the anguish you all must be enduring. We pray that the love of Jesus will lift you in your darkest moments and give you strength. With our deepest sympathy, Gary and Joanne Cogswell
Pat, Patty and John. We are so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing. All we can do at a time like this is try to remember what a great man he became and all the joy he brought to your lives. We are here for whatever you may need. Love, The Malkin Family
Patty, Pat and family' Shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. Gail Weeks.
Hi Pat and Patty, Kay and I are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Last I had heard he was doing well. I know he will be dearly missed by many friends and family. May our Lord give you comfort and healing now and in the days to come. In sympathy, Jim and Kay Foster
Pat, Patty and family, We are heartbroken to hear of Jim's passing. Thoughts and healing prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ralph & Janice Campilio
Dear Pat,, Patty,and john, our hearts are broken. We will treasure the fond memories of the soccer years and watching him grow into a fine young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and his wife as you cope with this unimaginable loss. Please accept our sympathy, love, Linda, John, and Andrew Giunta
Dear patty and family, So, so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family. Karen Plona
Our deepest sympathy to the McGinley family. You are in our prayers. Paula & Brian Santapaula
Pat/Patty - I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Jim was one of the kindest/friendliest individuals I knew during high school. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Justin Spano
Dear Pat, Patty & Family - so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Deepest sympathy, The Merullo Family
Dear Kelly, Pat, Patty, John, and the rest of your family: I'm so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you all. God bless!
Dear Patty and family, My heart breaks for you all. God Bless, Jacquie Rideout
The McGinley Family. Our condolences on the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Thorpe Family.
I was so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I have no words.....Hoping your love and light will help you through this difficult time. Sending you hugs, Paul and Donna Pepper
Pat, Pat and family, we are truly saddened to hear of your son Jim's passing.Our hearts go out to you to help you through this loss. Tom,Patti,Nate and Ed Lamy.
Dear Pat, Patty John and Kelly, We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Many fond memories come to mind of the boys when they were young. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, Nancy, Jason and Liz Bovio
Pat,Pat and family: Jim was a true winner and a wonderful human being. Though it can't mask the anguish of this moment, know that those memories will always be with you and thus, so your wonderful son. It's with heavy hearts that we convey our deepest sympathies. The Kersker Family
Pat and Patty, We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy and Mike Maguire
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember him as a wonderful kid who had a wonderful childhood and great parents. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time.
The McGinley family, our deepest sympathy for all of you at this most difficult time. Our hearts and love goes out to each one of you at this time. Sharon, Laura, Brian.
Jim was loved and respected both as a classmate and teammate. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Pena family.
Patty, although we haven't spoken in years, since our Highland School parent volunteer days, I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your son, Jim. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Patty Butterfield
Dear Pat, Patty and family: We are so sorry and saddened to hear of the death of your son Jim. You have our sincere condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Marcia and Lou Panico
Pat, Patty, and family, my heart is very saddened for the tremendous loss and sadness you are all feeling. Greg and I are so sorry and you will be in our prayers. Kathy & Greg Huntington
Dear Pat and Patti: So sorry to hear about Jim. Keep the memories in your heart as you try to make sense out of what you are going through. Sam Klaidman
To Jim's family and friends - I was saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was a student of mine at Dunn Middle School and graduated the year I retired. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you for the loss of such a good soul. Art Hall
Dear McGinley Family, I am so saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a very special young man. He was a very favorite of mine while he was at DHS. God Bless. Cathy Newbegin
Dear Kelly and extended McGinley family - I am so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was indeed a very lovely person and a pleasure to know. His smile was incredible. I am happy to know that you all will keep his legacy going. Nadine McCleary
Patty, From his early years at Highlands, Jim brought love and happiness to everyone around him. I am praying for you. Rose Marie DiResta
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Although I hadn't seen him in years, I remember him as such nice young man from DHS Class of 2002. My thoughts are with your family and may all the kind words and memories comfort you in the days ahead. Kaarin (Lilja) Robinson
Pat, Patty, Kelly, John & Erin, our sincere sympathy on Jim's passing, and our hope that prayers, memories, and the love of family and friends sustain you and that time helps to lessen your grief. Bob, Linda, Josh & Adam Hussey
Sometimes there are simply no words that can take away the pain, but please know that others genuinely feel for your loss of such a fine human being who will be missed by many. Cheryl Powell
Dear McGinley Family, I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He was a great guy always making you feel welcome. I ll never forget his enthusiasim on and off the soccer field and the kindness he shared towards everyone. He was truly a Danvers great and will be remembered as such. Thoughts and prayers with your family. Andrew Giunta
Dear McGinley Family - So very sorry for the loss of your son, Jim! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Sue Newbegin & Family
Dear McGinley Family, Jim was such a gentleman even as a child. He was also kind, respectful and intelligent. I shall forever remember him wearing his blue Danvers Soccer uniform and running across the emerald green field. I am so very sorry that you are enduring such pain at this moment in time. Cynthia Calabrese
Allie, David and I just found out about your devastating loss. Jim was such a great friend to Allie when she was a student in Worcester and he was always so kind to her. I remember both of the McGinley boys with such fondness when we were all part of the Highland School community. You are in out thoughts and prayers. With love, the Scherers

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