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“I am so saddened by my cousin's death. Although I had not seen him for years, I remember his coming to Maine to visit my parents with Uncle Woodie...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Ruth Ford Blood - Skowhegan, ME

“It's been 30 years since I worked with Jim. He helped me out time and again. It seemed like every week he would do something for me. He never let me...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Fred Schindler - Newton, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy! Prayers of mine and my family's are with Jim's family and friends. Jim was part of my work group at Raytheon...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Stock - Holland, MI - Friend

“Jim always loved his family loved when we all visited he will be missed ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Fred Scholl - Woburn, MA - family

“My deepest sympathy to Rebecca and the Savage family. Jimmy was always a good friend and fun to be around. Lots of fond memories and fun times. So...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Maccausland - Uxbridge, MA

“Our sympathies to the entire Savage family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have many fond memories of Jimmy over the years, may he...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Steve & Geri O'Neill - Naples, FL

“We send our Love and condolences for the family of Jimmy. The memories are fondly remembered of Jimmy coming to Maine to visit my Mom & Dad with...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Irene (Williams)Marshall - ME

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with Jim for many years at Raytheon Research Division in Walthan and Lexington. Especially remember our...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Barnie - Griswold, CT

“So sorry for your loss Jim was a great guy. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Ralph and Vera Ford - Tewksbury, MA

“I'm very sorry to hear of James passing, James Savage and I were both Outstanding students in Printing and both of us were treated at the Iron...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Kenneth Fraize - Williamsburg, VA

“You are certainly missed. A huge part of the West End Community will feel your absence. A unique and strong individual. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: charles berry - Beverly, MA

“We are so sorry to learn about Jims' passing. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Bobby and Patty Williams - Milo,, ME

“As much as I ever knew about Jimmy I always felt he was one of those 'good guys'. He is joining out son Jimmy who died almost same way a year ago....Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Jphn Williams - Millsboro, DE

“So sorry to hear of your brother's passing..........Brad and Sue ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: BRADFORD COOK COOK - FL - Friend

“So many memories over the years of family celebrations. Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Camping weekends. and sadly the loss of loved...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Dawn and Kevin McNulty - Salem, NH

“My deepest sympathy, and condolences to the Savage family for the loss too soon of such a good person.Jim Savage, you will be miss by many! RIP my...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Rick Ricciardi - Southborough, MA

“Dear Diane and family,I am so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing.You are all in my prayers.Mary ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Savage family. So sorry we will be out of state and not able to attend Jimmy's services. May he Rest In Peace....Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Bud and Geery Chiasson - Friend

“Remembering the great times we had working together at Raytheon Company. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon McNulty - Hampton, NH

“My Uncle Jim was one of the kindest people. He was a generous person as well. Each Christmas here would buy scratch tickets for everyone at the...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Brooks (DiPalma) - OH

21 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I grew up with Jimmy in the West End of Waltham and went thru our school years together. Taken to young, Rest Waltham/NaplesIn Peace JimmyThe Pierce...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Charlene Pierce-Bourque - FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jimmy was a wonderful brother who will be sorely missed ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Woody Laurie Savage - Port Orange, FL

“Rest in peace ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Mike and joanne Lupo - Palm coast, FL

Mr. James R. Savage, of Tewksbury, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was 73.

Jim was born in Waltham on August 3, 1946, a son of the late Woodrow and Fannie (Lewis) Savage. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School and honorably served in the United States Navy. He worked in printing for the Raytheon Company for over 30 years. He also tended bar part-time at Michael J.'s on Prospect Street.

In his spare time Jim enjoyed playing cards, spending time at the beach and the occasional trip to the casino. He was also a member of The Sons of Italy in Waltham.

He leaves his wife Diane M. (Scholl) Savage; his children, Rebecca A. Porter (Rhon) of Sutton, Michael E. MacKenzie of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Amy H. MacKenzie (Al Salvi) of Woburn, Timothy S. MacKenzie of Tewksbury, Michele D. MacKenzie of Woburn and Beth E. Alves of Haverhill; his siblings, Dorothy Gilligan of Maynard, Joan DiPalma of Franklin, Jeanette Pope (Robert Allen) of Waltham and Woody Savage (Laurie) of Port Orange, Florida; his grandchildren, Kieran and Kory Porter, Christopher MacKenzie, Kayleigh Salvi, Taylor Conley and Colby Alves and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jim's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, March 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday where his Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in his name may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

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