James Bernard Gibbons

James Bernard Gibbons, died after a long illness on October 27, 2010 in Braintree.  He was formerly of Milton, Quincy, Dorchester and South Boston. Beloved son of the late Charles H. and Eleanor E. (Wilson). Brother of William T. of Bourne and the late Charles H. Jr of Milton. Cousin of Patricia L. (Gibbons) Greene of So. Weymouth. In addition, he leaves nephews Gregory Gibbons and Matthew Gibbons, nieces Meghan Rodes and Christine Allenberg, a grandnephew and three grandnieces, plus numerous cousins. A ’65 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jim sailed as a Marine Engineer for 38 years on several of the world’s oceans, accumulating many stories and friends along the way. Visiting hours will be at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 from 9:00-10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Saint Brendan’s Church, Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester at 11:00AM. Burial will be in the family plot at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. Late member of the M.E.B.A. and the Mass Maritime Alumni Assoc. Please omit flowers. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts Maritime Alumni Association, 101 Academy Dr. Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.