James L. Potter

James L. Potter, 37, of Squantum, MA died peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Carney Hospital surrounded by his loving family, following a long struggle with drug addiction.

James was a graduate of North Quincy High School and received many certificates from Wentworth Institute. He advanced to the level of Journeyman as a skilled finish carpenter in the Local 33 Carpenter’s Union. James’ childhood summers were spent at the family summer home in Sandown, NH, where he loved playing in the woods and swimming in the lake and pool with his cousins and close friends. As an adult, James was a talented carpenter, known for being a perfectionist when crafting with wood. James was also an avid Boston sports fan, possessed exceptional artistic talents, enjoyed attending music concerts and listening to his favorite band, Guns N’ Roses.

James was the proud father of Jase Potter of Braintree. His love for his son continually motivated him to fight a heroic battle with addiction. He also leaves behind longtime friend and Jases’ mother, Kristy Barry of Braintree;  devoted and loving parents, Robert and Paulette Potter;  brother, Mark Potter and wife Shauna and niece Charlee Rose all of Quincy. He was grandson to Jackie Halpin and the late Walter Halpin of Dorchester and the late Reverend Leicester and Verna Potter of Quincy. James also leaves many loving cousins, aunts and uncles who all did their best to support him with his struggle.

A kindhearted soul, James will be missed, never forgotten, and always loved by those whose lives he touched.

Funeral Service in Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS,  Friday, June 16,  at 11:00 AM.  Visiting hours Thursday, 4- 8 pm.  Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in James’  name may be sent to either Gavin Foundation Development Department, 675 East 4th Street, P.O. Box E-15, South Boston, MA 02127 or to Learn2 Cope, 4 Court St #110, Taunton, MA 02780.