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James W. Mungovan Jr.

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“The Mungovans and Marmen's lives have been entwined since David, Jonathan, and Matthew met in first grade. The boys , Anne, and Kate grew together...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Marmen Family MRmens - Cotuit, MA

“Mike and Darleen so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Kelly - No providence, RI

“Winnie & I want to express out sincere sympathies to Roseanne & Family for your loss. Jim was always a wonderful friend and supportive to so many...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Randy Edwards - Shrewsbury, MA

“To the entire Mungovan Family,Bob and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all, for the loss of you Husband, Father, brother and best...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Bob & Luanne Houston - Litchfield, NH

“Roseanne, David, Ann and families,We were so sorry to hear about Jim. We fondly remember some wonderful times with your family and the Marmens!...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Elaine Mielcarz - Concord, NH

“What a gift you were to us in 2010! It kept the bond to our dad...Steve and it was a wonderful comfort! And we are thankful for the gift of your...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jim & John Heald - Shrewsbury, MA

“Roseanne & family- So sorry Jim died suddenly last week. He certainly was busy and interested in the community and St.Mary's. I(we) know you will...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Cronin - Shrewsbury, MA

8 of 18 | Posted by: DICK MUNGOVAN - WESTFORD, MA

“What is there to say about Jim! I have known him longer than I haven't known him. For over 55 years, JIm has been a brother to Darleen and I, and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Lambrese - Smithfield, RI

“To a great uncle and Godfather.... some of my fondest childhood memories were spent in your presence. From taking me to my first Nascar race.....Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Lambrese - Smithfield, RI

“A great guy has left us. He was one of my closest friends for 40 years and we shared some wonderful adventures. Jim... I will miss you so much. We...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Marmen - Cotuit, MA - Friend

“Members of the Saint Bridget School community wish to share our sympathy and prayers for the loss of your father. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Saint Bridget School - Framingham, MA

“Jim was a great man and a wonderful big brother. I fave many fond memories which I will keep forever.He was class act and a man who loved his family...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Mungovan - Casselberry, FL

“We want to send our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We hope your happy memories will help you through the tough days. Sending our love and prayers &...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Christine and Joyce Poske (Ford) - MA

“Condolences to the Mungovan family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Richard & Joselyn Renard - MA

“David, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. It’s never easy, but it’s even more difficult now when you can’t...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers are with you. Jim certainly was loved, and loveable. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Rev. Dennis O'Rourke - Sun City, AZ

“Such beautiful truths from those who put together the obituary; describing so perfectly the Jim I knew in days gone by. I never imagined him changing...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Jack Siciliano - Leominster, MA

Shrewsbury - If there is one word to describe Jim Mungovan, it is loveable and anyone that knew him would agree. There were no false airs or pretense with him. Comfortable in label free attire, he was a quiet and gentle man with a terrific sense of humor. He had an unwavering love and pride for his family and was loyal to anyone whom he liked. Jim was like a four-leafed clover…lucky to have but so very hard to find!

Born on December 17th, 1941 in Lowell, he was a son of the late James W. and Jeanne (Parmentier) Mungovan. A 1959 graduate of Westford Academy, he later served in the United States Air Force and based in Okinawa, Japan. On November 8th, 1969 he married Providence, Rhode Island native Roseanne Lambrese at Saint Edward's Church in Providence. They have made Shrewsbury their home since 1971. Upon moving to Shrewsbury, he began working as a licensed electrician for the town. He then was Director of Properties for The Store 24 for over twenty-five years, retiring in 2002.

Jim and Roseanne adored their grandchildren and were always present on the sidelines of any of their sporting events including soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and gymnastics. They were the ringleaders of the grandparents groups, many of whom became friends and they never minded the drives to any of these events, none of which were ever local.

They were also familiar faces in their bench every Sunday at the 7:30 Mass at Saint Mary's and enjoyed coffee hour with friends afterwards. He was an auto racing and NASCAR enthusiast. Social by nature, he was a regular at the Men's Group at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, participated in the Bocce League at the Knights of Columbus, the Greendale Retired Men's Club, and the Vincent F. Picard Post American Legion #234.

Jim was active member of Adelphi Council #4181 Knights of Columbus and when they acquired their property on South Quinsigamond Avenue, he was their "Clerk of the Works" while they underwent construction and renovations. Similarly, he helped John and Jim Heald convert the Sumner House to its present use. Early to rise, he was present each morning for coffee and to meet with the contractors and parties involved. With his talent and expertise in construction, he was the steady hand that guided these projects to their completion and success. It also gave him a place to hang his hat during retirement and keep in the company of good friends at both the Sumner House and Knights of Columbus.

Jim died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at the age of 78.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Roseanne, he leaves their children and their spouses, David and Courtney Mungovan of Cumberland, Rhode Island and Anne and Leslie Farias of Westport; his grandchildren, Jacob Farias, Shane and Delaney Mungovan; his siblings, Richard 'Dick' Mungovan of Westford, Patricia Szymkowski of Ayer, William and Nancy Mungovan of Jaffrey, New Hampshire and Robert Mungovan of Casselberry, Florida; his in-laws, Bernie and Kelly Lambrese of Bristol, Rhode Island and Michael and Darleen Lambrese of Smithfield, Rhode Island; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Jim will be waked and buried from Saint Mary's Church in a private service. Burial with military honors was in Mountain View Cemetery. Others may view Jim's Funeral Mass by visiting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30th.

Memorials in his name may be made to Saint Mary's Parish, 18 Summer Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 ( or Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 1st Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129 (

Arrangements by James & John Heald.