MANCHESTER, NH — James Manix Ring passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021, at Elliott Hospital in Manchester, NH after a brief illness. James was born in Wilmington, MA on September 12, 1920, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Morrison) Ring. He was the fourth of six brothers. He was the last surviving son.
James graduated from Wilmington High School. Jim was also a graduate of UMass Amherst (undergrad) and Syracuse University (graduate).
He served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant JG during WWII in the Pacific as a gunnery officer during convoy duty. Four of the Ring brothers served active duty during WWII. James’s older brother Joe perished in the Southern Pacific serving as a Seabee in the early WWII island campaigns.
James was the husband of the late Helen L. Ring (Linehan) of Hornell, NY.
James spent most of his working years in Western NY in Hornell working as the plant manager of a division of Emhart Corporation. During his life he continued to serve his community with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the Catholic Church. He served on the City Library board for many years. After retirement, he was involved with AARP, Tax Aid providing tax return support to individuals in need, Caregivers and other similar organizations.
He was always active and participated in many hiking and biking tours through Europe including Scotland, Ireland, the UK, and the Netherlands.
He is survived by his only son, Joseph L. Ring; his daughter-in-law, Cynthia A. Ring of Manchester, NH; and three grandchildren, Kara Buonpane and her husband, Anthony, of Needham, MA, Brian Ring of South Boston, and Michael Ring of Manchester. He has two great granddaughters, Phoebe and Nora Buonpane who he adores. He has many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
He enjoyed living in his adopted city of Manchester and especially loved attending the Webster, Hillside, and Central athletic team games. Many of his grandchildren’s friends called him Grandpa Jim.
Services: A calling hour will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 4 to 5 PM at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, Manchester, NH.
A funeral service with military honors will follow in the funeral home at 5 PM
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