James F. Greer, age 89, of South Weymouth, formerly of Hull, passed away on Tuesday, March 28th after a short illness. James was born on March 13th, 1934 to Joseph and Mary (Larkin) Greer of West Roxbury. He was the brother of the late Joseph Greer, a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston, and Geraldine (Greer) Schmitt and her husband Fred of West Roxbury. James was an air force veteran who bravely served in the Korean War. On September 7, 1957, he married the love of his life, Pauline (MacDonald). They were married for 65 beautiful years and set a loving example for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was the father of Deacon James Greer and his wife Theresa of Plymouth, Kathleen Gillis and her husband Jack of Newbury, NH, Kenneth Greer and his wife Abigail of Cohasset, and the late Kevin Greer and his wife Jackie of Marshfield. He was the loving grandfather and great-grandfather to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who endearingly referred to him as Grampy.
He was a dedicated public servant in the Town of Hull where he worked as a firefighter, school bus driver, and postal worker. James deeply enjoyed his retirement in Florida with his wife, Pauline. While there they enjoyed cruising to exotic destinations and soaking up the sunshine. James and Pauline were avid Red Sox fans and were at every sports event for their children. They loved watching their grandchildren play baseball, football, lacrosse, and soccer.
Jim's beautifully piercing blue eyes, kindness, and humorous personality will be warmly remembered by all who were blessed to know him. His wake will be held on Monday, April 3rd from 10:30-11:30, directly followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at 126 South Meadow Road in Plymouth. A gathering will follow the services at Our Lady of Lourdes in Carver. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha building fund at Mary, Queen of Martyrs Parish.