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“I am past president of the Lions Club. Jim would always beat me in cribbage. He was a fine man and will be missed. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dick Norton - Plymouth - Friend

“We were saddened to hear that your father passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Drewes - Morrisville, PA

“To all my cousins,very sorry to hear about your father.I always thought highly of him.It was such a pleasure seeing him 2 years ago on the cape.I...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Guy Vella - saint cloud, FL

“Karen, Greg, Jess and Jaq,We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Adina Colangelo - Easton, MA

“Jim was a very good man, and an pleasure to work with. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Linehan - Natick, MA

“Please accept our heart felt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Father DKt ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: BARBARA & EDWARD CARCHIDI - MA

“M,J,J,J,K,L,K,M,&J, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I loved his big smile. Your parents were so kind to me even with that very busy...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Belcher - Jackson, NH

“Janet and Heather and your family, We are sorry to hear of your father and grandfathers passing. May God be with all of you in this time of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Faith and Ed Bourgault - Worcster, MA

“I haven't seen Mr Friesen in many years but always remembered him with a smile on his face, and pride of all his children- no matter what they were...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Papineau Brown - MA

“Sorry for your loss. Another good family from Unionville. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck Gallagher - Norton, MA

“Dear Everyone,We want you to know that all of in Minnesota are thinking of you all in Massachusetts, sending our love and prayers as you grieve your...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lita Friesen - St. Paul, MN


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EASTON——James J. Friesen, 85, a resident of Easton for the past 63 years, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Marie J. (Carchidi) Friesen.

Born in Munich, North Dakota, a son of the late Jacob and Hilda (Weigel) Friesen, he was raised in Mankato, Minnesota and was a 1949 graduate of Loyola High School where he was valedictorian of his class.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged.

He continued his education at Northeastern University in Boston where he attended night school for 7 years earning a bachelors degree in engineering. He began working for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and later took a position as an electrical engineer for Sylvania/GTE in Waltham and Needham, retiring after 28 years of service.

A longtime communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Easton, he was a member of the Quarter Century Club of General Dynamics and a past member of the Easton Lions Club.

He had a passion for golf which led him in his retirement to work part-time at Blue Hills Country Club in Canton where he caddied and Pine Oaks Golf Club in Easton where he was a starter. He also enjoyed playing golf at the Easton Country Club as well. His other hobbies included bowling, playing cards and cribbage. He was very proud of his perfect bowling game at Westgate Lanes and he was an avid Boston sports fan who enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, the Celtics and the Boston Red Sox.

James' greatest pleasure was his devotion and time spent with his late wife Marie and his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

James is survived by his children, Maryann England of Jamestown, RI, Janet Russell of Brockton, Jean Boudreau of Sandwich, James M. Friesen of Wrightstown, NJ., Lisa O'Hearne of Easton, Karen Mills of Easton, Mark Friesen of Sparta, New Jersey, and Joseph Friesen of Stoughton; his siblings, Sister Lynette Friesen of West St. Paul, Minnesota and Patricia French of Rapid City, South Dakota; grandfather of Kate, David , Heather, Sarah, Jenna, Alicia, Jay, Bridget, Lauren, Derek, Kelsey, Colin, Jessica, Jacqueline, Amanda and Olivia; also survived by 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Robert G. Friesen and Luella Bellomo.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Monday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in James' memory may be sent to Alzheimers Association of Massachusetts,309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or condolences visit kanefuneralhome.com