Obituary of James Leland Pollard
James L. Pollard, 83, died peacefully on 12/31/22 after a short illness. Beloved husband to Marsha Pollard of Englewood, Florida. Jim was a cherished father to Jimmy and Debbie Pollard of Acton, MA, Janet Fama of Weymouth, and Leanne and William Graney of Marshfield, MA. He was a beloved Pappy to his four grandchildren Anthony Fama, Emily Fama, William Graney and Christopher Graney. Former husband to Loan Lynch of Dorchester, MA.
Jim grew up with a loving family and surrounded by many cousins and siblings. Jim was predeceased by his little sister Claire Pollard, Margaret Dennett, Joannie Curran, and Thomas Pollard. As a child, he grew up in South Boston and enjoyed sailing at the South Boston Yaught Club, walking Castle Island, going to the L Street beach, and record hops. Jim had an infectious laugh and could find joy and happiness in any situation. It was hard to get him to stop belly laughing when he started. He loved an opportunity to sing Karaoke and always hit the dance floor at a party.
Jim spent in the US Army from 1958-1960 in active duty and volunteered his free time in retirement to drive Veterans in need to medical appointments. He volunteered in his Florida community and tool his love of education to the garden when he earned his master’s Gardeners License.
Dad, Pappy, and Jim will be missed by his family and friends. He aspirated to and grave his family a wonderful life. His check ins with his kids, love for Hyannis vacations, birthday cards and gifts were in the mail on time. His value for community, time with Marsha, working in the garden, and time he spent drinking coffee with his buddies were some of his favorite past times to be missed.
May he Rest in Peace. We love you, Dad.
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