James J. Cloghessy

James, J. Cloghessy of Dorchester died on May 10, 2019.  Beloved husband of Mary G. Cloghessy (Campbell) of Dorchester.  Loving Father of Joseph J. Cloghessy and his wife Paula of Billerica and Marie G. Williams and her husband David of San Jose, CA.  Brother of Michael Drew and his wife Gloria of England, Teresa Drew, Joe Drew, Mary Stevens and her husband David of Billerica, Maureen Donovan and her late husband Sonny of Dorchester and the late Christine Bowen and her late husband Patrick Bowen, Helen McLaine and Daniel Drew.  Proud grandfather of Ava, Cara and Gianna Cloghessy all of Billerica and Caitlyn, Isabelle, Cole and Malia Grace all of San Jose, CA.  James is also lovingly survived by many friends, nieces and nephews.

James was born in Tipperary, Ireland.  He immigrated to the United States as a teenager and later joined the United States Army.  James was a self-employed contractor; he was a talented carpenter.  He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved visiting Ireland.  He enjoyed music, especially “The Doors”, horseracing, reading the daily paper.  An avid sports fan; James loved his Boston sports teams, Patriots, Bruins and Red sox.  Most of all James cherished spending time with his family who were the cornerstone of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday May 17, 2019 at 11:00am in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.  Relatives and Friends invited.  Visiting hours on Thursday May 16, 2019 4-8Pm in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills.  Interment will be at a later date.