James N. Trites

August 27th, 2016

James N. Trites, age 88, of Wilmington, formerly of Billerica, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2016 at Care One of Wilmington.

James was born on March 6, 1928 in Stoneham, MA; he was the cherished son of Frank and Alice (McPartland) Trites. James was raised in a large family in Stoneham and attended St. Patrick’s High School.

Following high school, James enlisted in the United States Navy on February 9, 1946 and proudly served as a fireman aboard the USS Chicago CA-29 and USS Boston CA-69 during World War II. James was honorably discharged on December 3, 1947; returning home to his family.

James married his “sweetheart” Marion S. Cutter on July 6, 1957; the couple shared many wonderful years together before her passing in April of 2006. James and Marion moved to Wilmington in 1957 where they raised their two boys, Bill and Paul.

James went on to continue his education at the Peterson School of Steam Engineering; following graduation, he went to work as a Stationary Engineer for Atlantic Gelatin, where he worked for 49 years.

James was always doing for others and was involved in many organizations; he was a lifetime member of the Stoneham VFW #620, the Wilmington American Legion #117 and was very active in the Tewksbury and Billerica Senior Citizens Centers.

In his spare time, James enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots and enjoyed candlepin bowling and playing cards; his favorite card game was cribbage which he played regularly with family and friends.

James was the beloved husband of the late Marion S. (Cutter) Trites, devoted father of Bill Trites & his wife Kathie of Lancaster, PA and Paul Trites & his wife Erin of Wilmington, loving “Grump” of James and Aidan Trites, cherished son of the late Frank and Alice (McPartland) Trites, dear brother of Donald Trites of Reading, Richard Trites of FL, the late Earl Trites, Albert Trites, Arlene Trites and Doris Gill. James is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in James’ name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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  1. Lora says:

    My deepest condolences to the Trites family. May you find comfort in the beautiful words found at Revelation 21:3 & 4, where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all pain, suffering and death. While we wait for this promise to be fulfilled, may the fond memories of James comfort you and ease your pain.

  2. Bob Noel says:

    I known Jim for a few the 15 years I’ve been at the Tewksbury Senior Center, where he played Whist, Cribbage and poker with fellow seniors. Jim was a great man and was always fun to talk to. He always talked about little James as he he wore ths shirt with little James hand prints on it.
    Jim will be missed and deepest condolences to the Tribe family during this time. Rest in Peace my friend.

  3. Jimmy McHugh says:

    Dear Billy and Paul ,
    So Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time.

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