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NORTH EASTON---James Michael Lee, 75, of North Easton, Massachusetts, died Thursday February 15th, 2018 in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jim was born November 2, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts and was the son of Timothy and Marie (Fahey) Lee, both from Ireland.

Jim grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts where he attended St. Mary the Annunciation High School, Cambridge, then served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jim began his banking career with First National Bank of Boston and Massachusetts Cooperative Bank, Dorchester and subsequently became President of South Shore Cooperative Bank in Weymouth, Mass. Later, Jim worked for Weir Cooperative Bank in Taunton and Community Bank in New Bedford.

Jim was a fun-loving family man, who enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary (Beers) Lee. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his three children James Michael Lee Jr. and his wife Wendy of Troutman, NC; Timothy Lee and his wife Carol of Taunton, MA; and Jeannine Johannes and her husband Chris Johannes of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Jim was also blessed with several grandchildren, Kevin Lee and his wife Caitlyn, Brian Lee and his wife Jennie, Connor Johannes, Shannon Johannes, Christopher Lee, and Allison Lee, as well as two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Mason Lee. James is survived by two brothers Robert Lee of Brunswick, GA, and Richard Lee of Naples, FL as well as several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his sister Mary Lambertson of Arlington and brothers John (Jack) Lee of Hanover, Joseph Lee of Dorchester, and William Lee of Waltham.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Immediately following, friends and family are invited to gather for a celebration of Jim's life at Easton VFW, 61 Rockland St. North Easton. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com