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ANDOVER: The earth lost a special being on Monday, January 1, 2018, when Jim Wiseman of Andover, passed. He fought the good fight against multiple sclerosis from the age of 19, yet never let it define him. Jim was a graduate of Brooks School and Boston College, majoring in philosophy and receiving the Jeff Keith Award for "overcoming a physical challenge to excel in extracurricular and academic activities", and earned a Masters degree in rehabilitation counseling from the Sargent School at Boston University. He volunteered his time and caring at Lahey Clinic and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Jim had a rock and roll heart. He played the electric bass and guitar with Probable Cauz and the Joni C bands, and even did the occasional Vegas gig. No music was loud enough or metal heavy enough. His genuine warmth, huge smile, laughter, and rock and roll spirit will be truly missed by his family and friends and the many, many people whose lives he touched. Jim leaves his brother, Charles Wiseman and his wife Laura of Lyndeborough, N.H.; his sister, Anne French and her husband, Jay of Andover; his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, his numerous awesome cousins, and his special, amazing friend, Peter Walsh (and his family), of Manchester, N.H.
Visiting hours are at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, on Friday, January 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate Jim's life at St. Augustine's Church in Andover, MA on Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, or nationalmssociety.org. For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Rock on, Jim.
Published on January 9, 2018
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