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James R. Crough

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“I played basketball with Jim at CBA. He was also a classmate and a classy guy.I remember him being very fast, accurate & a team player. Sorry to his...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Tony Palerino - Merritt Island, FL

“We share the sorrow of Jim's passing and send love and condolences to Diane, the family and all who loved him. He was a joyful man who told a great...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Mary and Pat Elia - West Haven, CT

“Rest in peace Jim; one of the BEST Honeywell friends!! Always Smiling!!Ted Joseph ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: THEODORE JOSEPH - Wellesley, MA

Jim Crough loved basketball all his life. He played as a youngster while growing up in Syracuse and in high school and college and at gyms into his 60's. He had a knack for being able to easily recite statistics for so many NBA players and teams. It came naturally and he was a trusted source for anything basketball related.

He also had a passion for fishing. He found comfort and relaxation along the waters trying to catch largemouth bass, trout and ventured to deep sea fishing as well. The fisherman's prayer reads: 'I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord's great landing net and peacefully asleep That in His mercy I be judged big enough to keep.'

Jim died on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in Lincoln. He was 85.

James R. Crough was born on March 15, 1935 in Syracuse, New York a son of the late James and Marion (Glahn) Crough. A graduate of CBA he then earned his bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York.

Jim's career in computer technology spanned a long career in sales for IBM, Honeywell, The Boston Stock Exchange, and Rockwell Co., before retiring in 2003.

A private gathering will be held in the Joyce Funeral Home. Jim's family invites you to attend virtually on Saturday, December 5th at 12 Noon via this link:

In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be made to Boston Medical Center | Office of Development | 801 Massachusetts Avenue | 1st Floor | Boston, MA 02118 ( or Care Dimensions Hospice | 75 Sylvan Street | Danvers, MA 01923 (