James Hathaway Dean
James Hathaway Dean (61) passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2020 after a courageous
battle with ALS. Born in Canton, NY on February 15, 1958 to the late Carole (Pool) and the late James
Dean, Jimmy moved to Cohasset, MA as a child and graduated from Cohasset High School in 1977. Most
recently, Jimmy was the property manager at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset.
An avid outdoorsman, Jimmy loved hunting and fishing, and he was a member of the Old Colony
Sportsmen’s Association in Pembroke where he was champion skeet shooter. Jimmy was a known a dog-
lover and was often seen around town with his beloved Rottweiler, Ivan.
Jimmy is survived by his best friend and long-time partner, Sarah Barrett of Cohasset, MA. He is also
survived by his sister, Jennifer Dean, his niece, Sinclair Dean Teruzzi, his nephew, Enrico Teruzzi, his
adored great-nephew, Caspian Maximus Lane, and his uncle and aunt, Harold and Joan Dean. Jimmy
treasured his friends and was thankful for their loving support. He was particularly grateful and blessed
to be cared for by David Semambo, who went above and beyond to make his final days peaceful and
A huge thank you to the wonderful doctors and nurses at MGH and to the caring personnel from NVNA
and Hospice in Norwell, MA. The team at Compassionate Care ALS, especially Ron Hoffman, were
integral in helping Jimmy and Sarah navigate their way through this catastrophic disease. In honor of
Jimmy, donations can be made to Compassionate Care ALS at ccals.org.
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