Family Login:

James  A.  Shyne, Jr.

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“I Know its only been 15 months since you have left me, I still feel so so much like its just happened...Jim I miss you so much it hurts every day. I...Read More »
1 of 56 | Posted by: Dan Shyne - Easton, MA

“Thinking of you Jim Shyne ”
2 of 56 | Posted by: Leslie M Fox - Sacramento, CA

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus...Read More »
3 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim and I overlapped for one brief year in graduate school, where I recall countless conversations with the same caring, fun, and intelligent...Read More »
4 of 56 | Posted by: Doug Kantor - Silver Spring, MD

“My sincerest condolences to Jim's family, friends, and co-workers. Jim was a wonderful and caring spirit, highly intelligent, and always brought fun...Read More »
5 of 56 | Posted by: Matthew Adams - San Francisco, CA

“Jim was a vibrant member of the Fletcher PhD community. He was positive, caring and always willing to mentor others as they went through the program....Read More »
6 of 56 | Posted by: Jenifer Burckett-Picker - Medford, MA

“Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you, please except my condolences. Sincerely,Tom Constantine ”
7 of 56 | Posted by: Tom Constantine - Neighbor

“Jim was a beloved face at Fletcher. He was always so friendly and positive - I always enjoyed speaking with him and seeing him around the Hall of...Read More »
8 of 56 | Posted by: Maggie Marcus - Chevy Chase, MD

“Jim and I were fellow students in Fletcher's PhD program. He finished before I did and was a frequent source of encouragement and enthusiasm as I...Read More »
9 of 56 | Posted by: Liz McClintock - Medford, MA

“I did not know Jim well, but I remember seeing him in the Library. He came across to me as a very gentle and smiling person. Once I was standing in...Read More »
10 of 56 | Posted by: Daniele Riggio Brussels, Belgium

“My condolences during this difficult time. ”
11 of 56 | Posted by: Creighton Muscato

“My condolences. I met Jim in Guinea Bissau. He made us laugh at the absurd challenges we faced. He embodied the positive mind and change the world...Read More »
12 of 56 | Posted by: Patricia Collins

“We are sorry to learn of the passing of Jim, but grateful for his service to our nation with the Peace Corps in Guinea-Bissau.Our Condolences,The...Read More »
13 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim was more than a classroom teacher in Guinea-Bissau specially in Buba a small town in eastern part of Guinea-Bissau,He had a sense of achievement...Read More »
14 of 56 | Posted by: Camara Mariama Elie - Teacher

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. Jim and I spent a summer on Cape Cod in summer of 1992 when he worked at Ocean's Edge as landscaper and I...Read More »
15 of 56 | Posted by: Brian Anderson - Westfield, NJ

“Jim and I were brothers of Chi Phi at Cornell. We met in 93. My grandfather told me "don't join because you are friends with the Seniors, make...Read More »
16 of 56 | Posted by: Kevin Maskell - Tucson, AZ

“Jim, brother, so sad to hear the news of your parting. I don't know what happened. Though our paths haven't crossed for years, I was deeply...Read More »
17 of 56 | Posted by: Michael Glees - Dulles, VA

“I met Jim at the Fletcher School while he was working on his doctoral dissertation. We did not meet often but I keep a very warm memory and am very...Read More »
18 of 56 | Posted by: Tina Robiolle - Paris, France

“Jim was a kind, jovial, caring person who made friends with an amazing array of people. We shared wonderful experiences in Angola, and Jim was...Read More »
19 of 56 | Posted by: Todd Cleveland - Fayetteville, AR

“Jim was a kind, jovial, caring person who made friends with an amazing array of people. We shared wonderful experiences in Angola, and Jim was...Read More »
20 of 56 | Posted by: Todd Cleveland - Fayetteville, AR

“As a close friend of Aunt Janet and cousin Maria I was in Jim's presence at times, but never enough. I was always impressed by his kindness,...Read More »
21 of 56 | Posted by: Mary Sassone - Quincy, MA

“It is with great sadness that I write this. Jim was one of the first people I met in Angola. Luanda was not the easiest place to live, but Jim not...Read More »
22 of 56 | Posted by: Julianna Munden - Fayetteville, AR

“I am the front desk receptionist at Abt Associates in Cambridge and I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Jim was a...Read More »
23 of 56 | Posted by: Barbara Gardner - Cambridge, MA

“Jimmy you had a contagious joy of life and a lot of energy. It's with a sadness that I heard that you are no more. Condolences to the family. Jimmy...Read More »
24 of 56 | Posted by: Graca Francisco - Angola

“My deepest condolences to Jim's family. Jim was such a wonderful colleague. He naturally made several great friendships here at Abt, even with staff...Read More »
25 of 56 | Posted by: Judy Geyer - Cambridge, MA

“I knew Jim from our work together in Angola. He was competent and enthusiastic and always positive under difficult circumstances. He made so many...Read More »
26 of 56 | Posted by: Filippo Nardin - Boston, MA

“Jim and I were in graduate school at Fletcher together and I will always be grateful for his kindness during that time. He was unfailingly...Read More »
27 of 56 | Posted by: Kelly Gallagher - Belmont, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was an incredibly caring and talented person who was so very dedicated to making the world a better place. Jim...Read More »
28 of 56 | Posted by: Robert Mangel - Berkeley, CA

“Jim was my TA during my EPIIC year at Tufts, and also a role model and friend in the years that followed. I sought his wise counsel over the years...Read More »
29 of 56 | Posted by: Kelsi Stine-Rowe - Miami, FL

“KathyWords escape me at this most difficult time for you and the family. I certainly do remember all of your boys during their's and your time at...Read More »
30 of 56 | Posted by: Jack walsh - plymouth - Friend

“Dear Kathy, Danny and Andy,The miles are long and the time is distant, but the memories are as fresh as yesterday! The wonderful times shared...Read More »
31 of 56 | Posted by: John Barnie

“I am so sorry for your loss. When Jim and I worked together on a particularly tricky project for a difficult client, I was impressed by his...Read More »
32 of 56 | Posted by: Kerry DeSomma - Coworker

“Kathy, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My memories are old and of a spirited little boy and his young brothers when you visited my...Read More »
33 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your son James, I know this is not how it is suppose to be, James and your family are in my prayers, may God...Read More »
34 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy (Moniz)Trainor - Fall River, MA

“Jim brought such joy and kindness to his work, colleagues and friends. His ability to empathize with and touch people across diverse cultural, social...Read More »
35 of 56 | Posted by: Marcy Gowen Trump - Bethesda, MD

“It's been a long time since meeting in Angola - você andava sorridente e sempre pronto para argumentar! I am sorry to hear that you have died. I...Read More »
36 of 56 | Posted by: Marta Portugal

“I am so saddened to lose Jim. He was unfailingly kind and thoughtful at work--always thinking about other people. He was easy to connect with because...Read More »
37 of 56 | Posted by: Deborah Dangay - Bethesda, MD

“I will always remember the time when Jim stood up to a group of us at work, shell-shocked by the election results, and issued a call to action to...Read More »
38 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy Brown - Bethesda, MD

“Kathy and Mike, I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I am thinking about you.Marion Wingfield ”
39 of 56 | Posted by: Marion Wingfield - North Easton, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy death has he was a friend of my son John and use to come to our house. He was a smart kid and funny. I was happy to...Read More »
40 of 56 | Posted by: Lynne Graham Blaney - Largo, FL

“As a friend and neighbor of his Aunt Janet, I had the honor of meeting Jim as he flitted in and out of Janet's house picking up and dropping off...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Patti Rosenfield - Hibghsm, MA

“To Jim's entire family my sincere condolences, I was so very sad to read about this , as I remember one of my favorite teachers growing up was Jim's...Read More »
42 of 56 | Posted by: Karin Lee - Hanson, MA

“I worked with Jim at Abt Associates. Jim was a wonderful colleague. He was passionate about his work and will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
43 of 56 | Posted by: Abigail Donner - Cambridge, MA

“As long as i remain breathing and alive in this world I will always think of you every day for the rest of my life..You will never ever be forgoten...Read More »
44 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim was a fine scholar and colleague. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hamba Kahle. ”
45 of 56 | Posted by: Jeanne Marie Penvenne - MA

“Always a smile on your face and a pleasant word... my condolences to your family, Jim. You will be missed here at Abt. ”
46 of 56 | Posted by: Jeanne Goodman - Cambridge, MA

“I didn't know Jim all that well but he was clearly a wonderful person. He offered me some interesting opportunities at work, which I really...Read More »
47 of 56 | Posted by: Ted Hammett - Watertown, MA

“I used to work with Jim's father at Nauset High. Jim was always so proud of all his sons but used to show me on the map he kept in his office of...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: Kathryn MacDonald - Brewster, MA

“I met Jim when we worked together beginning in the summer of '91. I had never met anyone like him, nor have I seen the likes since. He is bigger...Read More »
49 of 56 | Posted by: Joe Galgay - Brewster, MA

“Dear Jim's family, Jim's parents and Jim's wife,I work with the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, where Jim was in 2009 as a Fulbright Student. By the...Read More »
50 of 56 | Posted by: Patricia Domenico Rodrigues Grijo

“Jim was a terrific person, so good and so kind to me, so passionate and caring about the world. I cannot believe I won't get to see him and talk with...Read More »
51 of 56 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Andersen - Rockville, MD

“Jim once hosted my family in Guinea-Bissau. We took my daughters in his dugout canoe while my wife and I joined him in our kayak as we paddled and...Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Wade Channell - McLean, VA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
53 of 56 | Posted by: Judi Macord - Campton, NH

“Jim and worked together for two years at Citizens International. I was supposed to mentor Jim, but it became clear very early on that it was me who...Read More »
54 of 56 | Posted by: Leslie Fox - Sacramento, CA

“Janet, Maria and to all Jim's family and friends, we send our heartfelt sympathy. ”
55 of 56 | Posted by: Annie and Bob Zunner - Norwood, MA

“Jim,In losing you our world has lost a truly magnificent person whose intellect, activism and compassion radiated so very brightly and true.You cut...Read More »
56 of 56 | Posted by: Shermsn Teichman

Heart Emblem

EASTON——James A. Shyne, Jr., 44, of Washington, DC., formerly of Easton, died on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was the husband of Anna Carolina (Costa Berto) Shyne of Washington, DC.

Born in Attleboro, a son of James Shyne Sr. of Brewster and Kathleen (Silvia) Boyle and her husband Michael J. Boyle of Easton, he was raised in Easton and was a 1990 graduate of Oliver Ames High School.

Jim continued his education at Cornell University where he received a bachelors degree in history and was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity at Cornell. He furthered his education by earning both a Masters Degree and a PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Jim served in the US Peace Corps for 2 years volunteering in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.

He was employed as a Senior Associate/Consultant for Abt Associates of Bethesda, MD.

Fluent in Portuguese, French, Italian and Creole, Jim was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking, running, politics and surfing. Jim loved the faithful dedication of his beloved dog Juanita Consuelo.

In addition to his wife Anna as well as his parents and stepfather, he is survived by two brothers, Daniel P. Shyne and his wife Melissa of Easton and Andrew M. Shyne of Pocasset and his wife Amanda; three nieces and a nephew, Kathryn, Lila, Sarah, and Theodore; his Aunt Janet Zade and cousin Maria Zade and her husband Rob Demisch,and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ames Free Library of Easton or the NRT of Easton. A Joyful Celebration of Jim's Life will be held in the spring, at a date and time to be announced. For directions or condolences visit

Upcoming Funeral Services
Celebration of Life

will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced.