James O’Reilly Coleman, Jr.

Hall Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Boothbay, ME

James O'Reilly Coleman, Jr.

Boothbay Harbor, ME - On Friday, November 13, 2020, James O'Reilly Coleman, Jr. of Boothbay Harbor, ME passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Jim was born in Scarsdale, NY on November 16, 1939 to James O'Reilly Coleman and Helen Carlson Coleman. He married Nancy Crowell on September 29, 1962 in Waban, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and Saint Sebastian's Country Day School in Needham. MA. He worked for the A. W. Chesterton Company in Stoneham, MA for close to fifty years, retiring as the Vice President of North America Sales.

Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Coleman; his four children, James O'Reilly, III; William Arthur; Barbara Jean; and Christopher Robert as well as four beloved grand children; Willa Rose, Lily Dorothea, Cordelia Rose, and Declan James; and his brother Daniel Tansey Coleman.

Jim and his wife, Nancy, moved to Hudson in the early 1960's because it was reminiscent of the Boston suburbs where they both grew up. All four of their children were born and raised in Hudson and he and Nancy lived there for close to forty years before returning to New England.

Jim was an avid golfer throughout his life and was a charter member of the Hudson Country Club in Hudson, OH as well as a founder of the Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Tournament, one of the oldest and most prestigious junior tournaments in the United States. His generosity extended to many organizations and many places but he was particularly supportive of children's welfare and education.

A funeral service at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 82 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, Maine will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. A reception will follow at the Coleman residence 14 Roberts Circle, Bayville, Maine.

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Posted online on July 19, 2021