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“I am shocked to learn of Jim Tully's death. I worked for him at Thermo Electron for a long time. For some reason, I was doing a search on the...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Janet Livesey

“Dan and I were deeply saddened to hear of Jims passing. Our deepest sympathy to Carol and the family ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Orareo - Naples, FL - Friend

“RIP, Jim.My condolences to Carol, Cheryl, Christine, Linda and Marybeth.Somewhere up there right now, Jim is teeing off to play another 18.Prayers to...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Andy Martin - Durham, NC - Family

“Our condolences to Anne, Dick, Carol, Cheryl, Linda, Christine and MaryBeth. We are truly sad and sorry for your loss. Jimmy was always happy, nice...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Santaniello - Nashua, NH

“To the entire Tully family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a wonderful friend and a true gentleman. He never forgot where he came from....Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Peter & Beverly Barber - MA

“My sincere condolences to Carol, his daughters Richardand Ann .I was saddened to learn of Jim's passing.It was a pleasure to be in Jim's company on...Read More »
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8 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Vahey - Cape Neddick, ME

“My condolences to the Tully family. Jimmy was a great guy! I will remember him at family functions with my dad and joey and nonstop laughter! We...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Bob OBrien - Lakeland, FL

“To all you wonderful Tully Girls and Dick, my heart goes out to you. The gates to Heaven were thrown wide open for Jim. Just a Great Guy. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Tina Tully ops Deady - Naples, FL

“Our condolences to the Tully family. Jim was so much fun to be around and always brought a smile to my father's face. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Myles and Elizabeth Keough - MA

“My condolences to the Tully Family.My father Elliot always enjoyed golfing with Jim and spending time with him. I also enjoyed playing the Father...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Putnam - Groton, MA

“To the Tully Family,It was a privilege to be acquainted with Jim. I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you.Tim Fagan ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Fagan - Tokyo, Japan

“To Carol and Family, including Richard and Ann.Barbara & I send our thoughts and Prayers. God Bless the family.Dick and Barbara (Bryson)...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Richard & Barbara (Bryson) PICKETTE - TN

“Jim was the first person that I met when I joined MCC in 1971 and that friendship has lasted many years with a lifetime of memories. The entire Tully...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Collins - Shrewsbury

“Rest well, bro. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Donna and John Clinton - Plymouth, MA

“My long time golf buddy. Many memories with you. I will miss you. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Gullotti - Bonita Springs, FL

“Carole,I was shocked to learn that Jim had passed. He was a very good friend and golfing partner both at Marlborough Country Club and at Foxfire.My...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Campbell - Marlborough, MA

“I was truly sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I too grew up in Waltham and went to St.Marys HS "65". Jim and I were on the same team with the St.Marys...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie Regan - Marlborough, MA

“Cheryl and family,Leslie and I send our sincerest condolences at the loss of your father. I see you and he won a father-daughter golf championship...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: walter siggins - framingham, MA

“A wonderful man. Always with something nice to say. God bless Jim. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Smith - Carlisle

“It is with much sadness that I learned of the passing of Jim. I was Jim's secretary for many years at TMO. Jim was a good man and beloved by all...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen O'Halloran - Waltham, MA

“Linda & family:I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers - ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Susie Gallagher - Norton, MA

“Marybeth and family, John & I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this sad time. May you be comforted by the memories your shared...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Elaine Marchesseault - Framingham, MA

“Marybeth and family,Truly sad to hear of your Dad's passing. You will all be in my prayers.Sincerely,Linda WardHanover Insurance ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Ward - Worcester, MA

“My thoughts are with all the Tully family. I'm very sorry for your loss and hope that you will find comfort in being together at this difficult time....Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Fagan - Bow, NH

“Linda,marty & michael ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Roberta woodward - hull, MA


Marlborough--James M. Tully, 79, formerly of Framingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday January 20, 2017, at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham, following a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He handled the adversity of the disease with grace and dignity, never complaining, and retaining the sense of humor for which he was always known. He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Carol (Martin) Tully.

Born in Waltham on August 16, 1937, he was the oldest child of Patrick and Mary (O'Brien) Tully. Raised in Waltham, Jim was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary's High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Boston College in 1959. In high school he was a stand-out athlete in baseball, basketball and his lifelong passion of golf.

Jim and Carol were married in 1961, eventually settling in Framingham where they raised their family.

Jim enjoyed a 30-year career as Contracts Administrator for Thermo Electron in Waltham and was a proud member of the Marlborough Country Club for over 40 years. During that time he won many tournaments including the first Father-Daughter tournament with his daughter Cheryl, and two Mayor's Club Championships. He also won member guest tournaments with his brother Richard and others at various Country Clubs in the region.

A man of strong faith, Jim attended Mass on a regular basis until his illness inhibited his ability to do so.

Jim especially cherished his long-time friends. After retirement, Jim and Carol spent winters at their condominium in the Foxfire golf community in Naples Florida where they made many new friends. He also enjoyed weekly outings with friends from his condominium complex in Marlborough.

He adored his grandchildren and especially reveled in their academic, musical and sports achievements, and enjoyed attending their games and events.

In addition to his wife, Jim leaves his brother Richard P. Tully of Naples, FL, sister, Anne M. Tully of Marlborough MA, four loving daughters and their husbands, Cheryl Tully Stoll and Ed Stoll of Framingham, MA, Christine and Jay Gauthier of Avon, CT, Linda and Martin Thompson of Mansfield, MA and Marybeth and Dan Fagan of Ashland, MA. He also leaves four beloved grandchildren, Kylie Gauthier of New York, NY, Noelle Gauthier of Avon, CT, Michael Thompson of Mansfield, MA, and Christopher Fagan of Ashland, MA.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours on Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on January 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 105 Southville Road, Southborough. Burial will follow at Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove Street, Framingham.

Memorials in his name may be made to CurePSP, Inc., 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD, 21093.