Mr. James T. McTaggart

  • Born: May 9, 1957
  • Died: March 1, 2018
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

James T. McTaggart of Reading passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 60 years of age.

Born on May 9, 1957 in Stoneham, James was the loving son of the late James F. McTaggart and June M. (Shea) McTaggart. James was a warm and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.

James worked for Local 537 Pipefitter's Union for several years. He was a dedicated family man who devoted his life to helping raise and take care of his family. He loved family gatherings and being together.

James is the beloved husband of Carole J. (Orben) McTaggart. He is the devoted father of James McTaggart Jr. and his wife Eileen and Michael McTaggart and his wife Tricia. The cherished grandfather of Griffin, James III, Gage, Erin & Teagan, James is the dear brother of Thomas McTaggart and his late wife Catherine and June Milligan and her husband Kevin. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service Celebrating James' Eternal Life will be held on Wednesday, March 7th at 11am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. STONEHAM. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Tuesday, March 6th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to support of Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Memorial gifts can be made online at or checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women's Hospital with "in memory of James McTaggart" in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sad to see this wonderful young man's passing to the Peace which is Infinite. We have loved you Jim and your family since I met your Mom and Dad when they urged me to run for Public Office and oh the fun we all had. I can only express my sadness and tell you as you listen now in your new perfect life how thankful I am to have been chosen as your friend as well as your whole family.
We have so many memories of all the experiences and adventures even a fabulous candy and cheese store I loved going to every day at the old building in the historic Railroad Depot..
God Bless your life in Infinity where all is well and please give a hug to your folks from Frank and Rose Pignone

Posted by Frank and Rose Pignone - Stoneham, MA - Friend   March 20, 2018

Hi Carole,
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We will miss seeing him in the summers to come.
I dont know if I ever mentioned it but my sister Carol was once married to a Jim and this is how I was able to memerize your names....
I hope this will not prevent you from coming in for breakfast.
You and your family are always welcome.

Lots of love from all of us at Chutes in Casco.....
God bless

Posted by Cathy Richardson - Casco, ME   March 09, 2018

Carole and family- So sorry for the loss of Jimmy. He was always such a good guy

Posted by John & Pam Noble - Wakefield, MA   March 07, 2018

Carol and family,

I am very sorry for the loss of Jim. I truly enjoyed the years that we cared for him, and thought of him as a really nice guy.

Posted by Frank M    March 07, 2018


Dear Carole, and family;
Although I only had a few chances to speak to him, it was a joy. He had
a way to make me feel comfortable, ending always with laughter. He will
be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him.

Posted by Diane Pellegrine - West Newton, MA - Friend   March 06, 2018

Carol so sorry for your loss, I remember him for his wit, he always a smile.

Posted by Rick Hastings - Lowell, MA - Family   March 06, 2018


Dearest Carole & Family,
I am so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I will always remember his warm smile and long chats we would have at the lake. He would always find the humor in everything. I loved his manicured camp yard and would yell at my husband and tell him "I want my camp to look like Jim's" I know he is dancing, boating and riding a golf cart with the angels. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Valerie Jackson
Yellow Road
Point Sebago

Posted by Valerie Jackson - Nashua, NH - Friend   March 05, 2018