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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  1. Nicola on January 16, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Sarah you have been a pillar of strength to Jimmy at such a hard time in life. You went out of your way to make sure he not only had everything he needed but also everything he wanted. I have seen you put everything in place whilst still holding down a full time job. You are an inspiration to everyone and we know that you will help other families that will have the same struggles to deal with in the future. Lastly and of course not least, here’s to Jimmy now that he is at peace.

  2. Annie K. Brown/Tangherlini on January 19, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Sarah, Your strength during Jimmy’s catastrophic illness was almost of a divine nature.
    Your constant attentiveness and ability to “Get it done” 24/7 for the past 2 years was truly something of a superhero?!
    We kept in constant touch. You never once put yourself ahead of Jimmy’s needs. You never once dropped the ball. On the contrary. It was painful to know that Jimmy was so dreadfully ill. Such a young man. I truly adored Jimmy, the whole family for that matter. As you know. I’ve known them all for many decades.
    You kept your promise to him. He got to pass peacefully at home surrounded by love and prayer. It is an honor to call you a friend. As you are in no doubt one of the strongest people I have ever known. God Bless You, may your future be filled with the joy and love you deserve !!! OXO Peace & Love Always, Annie

  3. Norbert Plante on January 19, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Sarah, It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special angle of a well-lived life. You’re in my thought, my heart, and my prayers. God bless you.

  4. Jen on January 19, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thinking of you, Sarah, and remembering fun times and laughter shared with Jimmy. Your kind heart and strength made sure Jimmy had everything he needed to pass with peace and dignity. You are an example of the best we can be for someone we love. Love you.

  5. Gail Scibelli on January 19, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Thinking of you, Sarah and sending you love and prayers during this difficult and sad time.

  6. Amy Roebuck Jones on January 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Jennifer, Sarah and family,
    I’m extremely sorry for your tragic loss of a man far too young. May his spirit always stay in your hearts. Peace and love to all of his family snd friends.

  7. Wendy Pratt on January 23, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Sarah, Jennifer, Sinclair and Enrico, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories live forever in your hearts.

  8. Linda Wakeman on September 8, 2020 at 2:51 am


    I recently received an email from my daughter Heather, who lives in Idaho! She shared this terrible news about dear Jimmy… I don’t know how I missed this in our local papers……..I send you a big caring hug and feel such deep sadness…

    I hope you are comforted knowing he is now in a better place with no pain…
    With profound sorrow and thanks for your endless care and love for dear Jimmy….. Fondly, Linda

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