PREVETT, James R., of Hull, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021 surrounded by his loving family, friends and his service dog Chloe.
Born September 29, 1947 in Boston and raised in Dedham, Jimmy attended Dedham schools and earned his reputation as a gifted athlete, competing in many sports, but excelling in hockey, baseball, and cross country running. He graduated from Dedham High School in 1965, where he held several athletic records. The athletic achievements he was most proud of was hitting a home run in Fenway Park, and scoring a goal on Ken Dreyden. Jimmy was inducted in 2015 into the DHS Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to play hockey for Boston College where he scored the winning goal in one of his Bean Pot appearances.
Jimmy had a lifelong love of the outdoors, as well as the Boston sports scene, especially the Bruins & the Red Sox. He enjoyed the beaches of Hull, the Cape & Key West. He loved to fish with his son & friends on his buddy Captain Morts boat. Additionally, he had fond memories of the family property in Sanford, Maine. As an adult, he became an avid tennis player and fan.
Jimmy was self employed most of his life as a Medicare provider of durable medical equipment. He also coached the Provincetown High School hockey team for a few years.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Kathy, as well as his daughter, Juliet O’Connor of Hingham (Chris), his son, Jeff of Annapolis, Maryland (Diana), and step-daughters, Lindsay Neagle of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Doug) and Chelsea Grossman of Toronto. Additionally, he was a loving “Papi” to seven grandchildren. Jimmy also adored his four puppies, each of whom lavished him with affection. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, John and Catherine, as well as his brother, John, his beloved dog Woody and parrot Henry.
A celebration of life among immediate family and close friends will take place at the Venezia Restaurant in Boston on November 23rd at 12 noon.