James Callachan

James “Jim,” “Jimbo” Callachan of Medfield passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021
after a long battle with Dementia, at the Medway Country Manor. He was 86.
James was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Callachan, brother to the late
Robert Callachan Jr., Greta Clark, Maryanne (Mimi) Corcoran and William Callachan.
James was the beloved husband to Nancy (Verrochi) Callachan for almost 60 years.
He was the loving father to Michele (Callachan) Sullivan and her husband Daniel
Sullivan of Plainville, Nancy (Callachan) Morse and her husband Dean Morse of
Mansfield and James M. Callachan Jr. of Millis. He was a special grandfather “Poppy”
to Jessica (Morse) Berman, Alexandra Morse, Hannah and Dean Morse Jr., James and
Shane Callachan, Kimberly Sullivan and Christopher Sullivan. James was in the
National Guard for 6 years. He worked as a concrete finisher for over 30 years. He
was also a volunteer fire fighter in Medfield for over 30 years. James loved the
outdoors and all parts of nature, he especially loved planting his bountiful vegetable
garden each year. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, stock car racing
and many more activities. He was a member of the Medfield Sportsman’s Club BOD for
many, many years. He loved his family and enjoyed the many visits and gatherings with
them. His favorite place to be was sitting on his front porch. He was liked by all who
knew him, and he always brought a smile to those around him. He will surely be

There will be no service per James’ wishes, a private celebration of James’ life will be
held with his family at a later date.


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22 Condolences

  1. Leigh Anne Janell on March 24, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Thinking of you all. Sending love and prayers. Leigh Anne, PJ, Sam, Kim and Ann Marie

  2. Debbie Roman on March 24, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you Nancy and your family.

  3. Mark Callachan on March 24, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    My condolences go out to the Callachan family. RIP uncle Jim.

  4. Andrew Callachan on March 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    R.I.P Uncle Jim

  5. Sue Cullen on March 24, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    My condolences to The Callahan family
    Sue Cullen

  6. Tracey & Tony Pavao on March 24, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

  7. Kerry McLean on March 24, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    We’re very sorry for your loss. Michele we are all thinking of you.

    You’re other family at Duggan.

  8. Mario H Ippoliti on March 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    So very sorry for loss. He was the best

  9. eric seager on March 24, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    seager family is saddened by the loss of mr callachan, a great man , rest in peace

    eric seager and family

  10. Sharyn Pasquale on March 24, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Thinking of you Michele and your family. Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Chuck Fernald on March 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Known jimmy for many years loved his stories as a member of the Medfield Sportsman Club Jimmy will be missed by many

  12. Ken Dorsey on March 24, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Our Condolances to you all. Great Member of Medfield Soortsmen Club and the club will miss Jimmy. But great stories will be told forever for those of us lucky enough to be his friend up on the hill.

  13. Anne Sloan on March 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Sorry for your loss to all of you and for our loss of our last Callachan first cousins. You all were a great family. RIP Annie and David

  14. Kevin Tiberi on March 24, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    My condolences to your family. I have many fond outdoor memories of Jimmy. He certainly knew how to tell a story.

  15. Pete Rogers on March 25, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Nancy, Michelle, Nancy, and Jim,
    Jim was my Mentor. Taught me the concrete trade. Growing up living next to you all was so awesome. So many memories . I love you all. RIP Cousin. Pete , Helene, and Kenzie

  16. Terry Miller on March 25, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I’ll remember him along with Charlie Evans!
    They were fun to be with and will always be remembered!

  17. Peter Iafolla on March 25, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Had a few great apple and pumpkin adventures with this man! Brought lots of fun into my life!

  18. Karen Morgan on March 25, 2021 at 3:08 am

    So sorry to hear this. It is evident how much he is loved. ❤️ God Bless

  19. Eric Jones on March 25, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Rest In Peace Jimmy. Thank you for the awesome stories and your never ending kindness. My condolences to the Callachan family, he will be missed.

  20. Joseph Verrochi on March 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    My condolences to the entire Calahan family to my sister Nancy Jimmy was a hell of a guy a great outdoorsmen very hard worker loved his Irish setter Tammy loved to trap fish Hunt And he loved his wife for a good 60 years that’s one long time and an incredible achievement I believe it’s the most beautiful thing that two people can achieve I’m very happy you got that Nancy God bless you

  21. Tom Melville on March 26, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Jim Callachan was such a wonderful neighbor and a great citizen of our town. Always warm and friendly. I am grateful for his service as a firefighter. My condolences to all the Callachan Family. And my thanks, always, to Jim.

  22. Greta Clark on March 27, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Aunt Nancy, Michele Nancy and Jim my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Jim will be fondly remembered by everyone that knew him.. The thought that comforts me is knowing that Jimbo is with his mom and dad and his sisters and brothers now…what a reunion! Much Love to all of you ❤ Greta Tiana and Ariel

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