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James Mansfield, 60, of Kingston, N.H., son of Elmer and Sheila (Kelly) Mansfield of Groveland, Mass., passed away after a long battle with cancer on September 24, 2017. Born January 29, 1957, James grew up in Groveland, Mass., and attended Whittier Vocational Technical High School. James joined the army in 1976 where he served as a combat engineer until he was honorably discharged. James was a dedicated husband, son, father, brother, and friend. He was employed most recently at Shea Concrete, where he ran the batch plant, and was dedicated to his work. Always working with his hands, “Jim” could build, fix, or drive anything with a motor.
James will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Mansfield, and is survived by his daughter, Megan Cloutier and her husband, Gregory of Kingston. He was predeceased by his son, Luke Mansfield in 2008. He is survived by brothers, Michael Mansfield, William Mansfield and sister, Jane Mansfield. He was predeceased by sister, Joan (Mansfield) Dalton, and brother, Robert Mansfield. James leaves his three loving grandchildren, Galvin Raymond James Miller, Luke Gregory Cloutier and Eliza Frances Cloutier.
An avid motorcyclist, James loved riding with his bride, Ginny. He loved music, and he played the guitar. He attended numerous concerts with the love of his life, Ginny. Together, they camped, fished, enjoyed racing and took many trips around the country. Jim loved the Red Sox, the Patriots, and even gardening! Not one to be beaten, James tried every year to grow watermelons, coming closer every year, to a successful crop.
Family and friends of James may call on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Plaistow, NH, with a funeral service the following day, Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9 a.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish at Holy Angels Church in Plaistow, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that people consider a donation in James' name to St Luke food Pantry at Holy Angels, 8 Atkinson Depot Rd., Plaistow, NH 03865, where Ginny has been a volunteer and James had also volunteered years earlier. To send a message of condolence to the family or to find directions to our home, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  September 26, 2017
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