James F. Metzler

James F. Metzler, 92, of Milton, died on Jan. 16, 2011.  He was a late member of the Dorchester Lower Mills Knights of Columbus Council #180, the South Boston Yacht Club, MFYC, and the Castle Island Associates. James retired from the MBTA after 38 years of employment. He was an avid gardener and a Red Sox fan. The beloved husband of the late Ernestine A. (Childers) Metzler, he was the loving father of Jeanne M. Kelley and her husband Gerald of Braintree and James A. Metzler and his wife Sarah Ashton of  Florida. Grandfather of Kim M. Lockwood, Robert J. Kelley and Kevin M. Geezil. Brother of the late Albert  and Robert Metzler and Claire Magner. James is also survived by 8 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha’s Church MILTON on Friday, January 21  at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting Hours at the Dolan Funeral Home 460 Granite Ave Milton on Thursday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory may be sent to Beacon Hospice, Plymouth, MA 02360.