OBITUARY: James Brewster, 69

Below is an obituary from The Greely Funeral Home:

GLOUCESTER, MA — James Brewster, 69, of Amesbury, MA passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 after a short illness. He was born in Quincy, MA on September 12, 1950, son of the late Donald C. and Ann Marie (Joyce) Brewster.

Jim was a graduate of Wilmington High School, class of 1968. He excelled in all 3 varsity sports, baseball, football and hockey and went to Boston University on a hockey scholarship.

He followed in his father’s footsteps at Dead River Company and built a successful career in the oil industry throughout his life.

On November 8, 2014 he was inducted in the Wilmington Athletic Hall of Fame, which was an exciting and deserving day for him.

In his spare time he loved boating on the Merrimac River and Lake Winnipesaukee. He had a passion for taking photos of eagles and sunsets. He very much loved having fun spending time with family and friends and going on road trips to NASCAR races. He was a devoted grandfather who loved watching his grandchildren play sports. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen F. (Carter) Brewster; 4 children, Christine Brewster of NH, Kelly Riley of MA, Robert Brewster and his wife Karen of FL and Jessica Brewster of NH; 6 grandchildren, Karen Riley and Jarred Riley of MA, Matthew Desfosses, Tyler Desfosses, Minot DiLorenzo III and Hunter DiLorenzo of NH; his great-granddaughter, Adeline Desfosses of NH; 3 sisters, Donna Stewart, Ann Dostie and her husband Jerry of FL and Laura Burns and her husband Scott of NH; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA.

Jim Brewster
James Brewster

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