Mr. James M. Warren

  • Born: May 8, 1934
  • Died: May 30, 2019
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

WARREN, James M. It is with great sadness that the family of James Michael Warren of Stoneham and Naples Florida announce his passing. He passed away at the age of 85 on May 30th at MGH.

"Jim" is the beloved husband of Phyllis (Carr) Warren with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. He is the dear Dad of Joan McDermott and her husband John, Mary Jane Warren, Jim Jr., and his wife Stephanie Warren, Filis Warren, Cristine Warren Linn and Laurie Cheetham and her husband Christopher. Jim is a loving "papa" to Alaina and Michael Warren, Jamie and Erin McDermott, Lauren, Aiden, and the late Ashley Linn, Matthew, Morgan, and Braydon Cheetham. Jim is the brother of Eileen and her husband F Meade Reynolds, the late Daniel Warren, Michael Warren and Paul Warren. He is the brother in law of Joan Smith. Uncle "Shamus" is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim grew up in Somerville, the son of Eileen (Sheehan) Warren of County Kerry and Michael Joseph Warren of County Cork.

He was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and the fact that in 1938, his Dad opened the Shamrock Café, the first Irish pub in Inman Square, Cambridge. He attended St. Joseph's Grammar School in Somerville and St. John's High School in Cambridge. After graduating from St. John's, Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict as a radio communicator. Following his service to his country, he began a career of 40 years with New England Telephone Company, retiring as an engineer. Following Jim's retirement from "Ma Bell" he and Phyl spent several years enjoying family and friends while summering in Stoneham and wintering in Naples, Florida. Sadly, Jim was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease several years ago. He was cared for by his devoted wife, "Phyl" for ten years after his diagnosis and then spent the last 2 years at the Chelsea Soldier's Home where his needs were met by the kind, nurturing staff of 1 West in the Quigley Building.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM Monday June 3rd, 2019 at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating James Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 am.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Memorial donations in Jim's name may be made to the Chelsea Soldier's Home Recreation Department 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Phylis,My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Posted by Jean Rinaldi - Naples, FL - Friend   June 11, 2019

Dear Phyllis & Family,
Although we didn't know you and Jim well, when we saw you at VCC dancing, or at dinner, or a social event, you both always lit up the place. Jim with that fabulous Irish smile, and you, Phyllis, with that beautiful twinkle in your eye. Two true loves. Jim will be missed at VCC and in MA. May he Rest In Peace, and may you carry on knowing how much he loved you and would want you to go on living life.

Posted by Phyllis & Chuck Padolsky - Naples, FL - Friend   June 10, 2019

Dear Phyllis,

I Just heard that Jim ad passed away and Bucky and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing so many friends share your sorrow. Fondly, Selma

Posted by Selma Flieder - Naples, FL - Friend   June 09, 2019

A real gentleman who raised a terrific family that made our neighborhood such a nice place to live.

From the Alger family...our deepest sympathy.

George & Gerry Alger

Posted by GEORGE & GERRY ALGER - Ipswich, MA - Neighbor   June 09, 2019

Our hearts are with Phyllis and her family as Jim was such a loved happy soul who loved to share stories and always had a smile. He will be missed at VCC.

Posted by Debbie Gallant - NAPLES, FL - Friend   June 07, 2019

Jim and family,

Just heard about your Dad's passing, very sorry for your loss.
I remember your Dad way back when we were in little league at Robin hood School field during the fathers and sons game and he yelled out to me from the batters box, "Ok Bobby don't hit me". I think we were on the Prates then.

Hopefully we will see you at the lake this summer.
Bob & Sue Trotta

Posted by Bob Trotta - Wolfeboro, NH - Friend   June 04, 2019

Our deepest condolences to a wonderful family. May Jim's soul Rest In Peace and May the Lord comfort and sustain you.

Posted by Rob, Marie & Marie Popkin - Alva, FL - Family   June 03, 2019

Dear Phyllis and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Be comforted knowing he is at peace. No matter how long we have to prepare our hearts, it is still so difficult to let go!! Remember all the fun times you shared and how much he loved you. We have many fond memories of Jim from good times in Naples! Please accept our sincere sympathy. May Jim rest in God's loving peace
God bless. Ro & Sully.

Posted by Richard & Ro Sukkivan - Meford, MA - Friend   June 02, 2019

phyllis and family, so sorry to hear of jim's passing. he treated me as a real friend since my arrival from ireland as did all your family.
'Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm' (may his soul be at the right hand of God) sincerely, tony burke.

Posted by tony burke - berwick, ME   June 02, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jim in the 80s at New England telephone. Later I was lucky enough to get to know him closer when his son married Stephanie who I also worked with. I will always remember his great smile and gentle nature. He was a true gentleman, a wonderful father, an amazing husband and a great friend to whoever he met. I will miss him but I know he

Posted by Donna Comeau - Gilford, NH - Friend   June 02, 2019


I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is now Resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays Always remember the good times you had with him

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   June 01, 2019

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Jim at Ma Bell. Just a great guy, loved his family. Always spoke of his beautiful wife with pride. I'm so sorry , I know how much he'll be missed. Much love to all.

Posted by Clare Leonard - North Andover, MA - Friend   June 01, 2019

Jim! A wonderful friend, Just like a Brother. I have been blessed to have you in my life all these years. Dear Brother-in- law, "May God hold you in the Palm of his Hand and may you be at Peace". My sympathy and love to my sister Phyllis, and my nephew and nieces. Love you all very much. God Bless! Love Joan (Aunt Joan)

Posted by Joan Smith - Quincy, MA   June 01, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by A friend   June 01, 2019


Phyllis and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was one of the first people we met at VCC. We will never forget his great sense of humor or the twinkle in his eyes....especially when he talked about the great gal he married. He was part of our core group and we will never forget him. We send our love and prayers to all of you.

Posted by Gary and Joan Vittorio - Denville, NJ - Friend   June 01, 2019

Posted by Janet Bowie    May 31, 2019

So sorry for you loss. He is in peaceful rest where there is no pain or hurt.

Posted by Dan & Linda Casey - Melrose, MA - Friend   May 31, 2019

We were very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. May he rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to all of the family

Posted by Dorothy and David Crowley - Gilford, NH - Friend   May 31, 2019

Laurie and family; deepest condolences at this time. I know you adore your dad. I'm so sorry for what you are going through but glad that you have so very many memories of your lives together and the strength and support of all your family. Sending love and sympathy, From Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie Poirier - Lowell, MA - Friend   May 31, 2019