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James Edward Haley

Raytheon Retiree; 81

James Edward Haley, 81, a native of Lowell and a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, unexpectedly passed away Friday morning July 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH.

Jim was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was the beloved husband for 36 years of Julie M. (Sullivan) Haley of Nashua, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 5, 1937, a son of the late John James and Lillian Catherine (Quinn) Haley, he received his education in the Lowell school system.

Prior to his retirement, Jim was a millwright with the Raytheon Corporation at their Lowell, Bedford, Tewksbury and Andover plants for over 40 years.

An avid NASCAR fan, Jim locally was a sponsor and co-owner of several race cars over the years on the New England circuit. In addition Jim enjoyed wintering in Florida with his wife, camping and spending time at his summertime home in Meredith, New Hampshire.

Besides his wife, Jim is survived by two daughters Cheryl Haley-Beaudry and her fiancé Keith Rudy, Sr. and Karen Flynn and her husband Thomas of Dracut; two sons John Haley and his wife Kristine and Paul Haley and his wife Deidre all of Lowell; four step children Michael Sullivan and his wife Ann of Nashua, NH, Kathleen Sullivan of Virginia, Sharon Vancoppenolle and her husband Dan of South Carolina and Gary Sullivan and his fiancée Gail Caron of Salisbury; eight grandchildren Emile Beaudry, Jr., Haley and Jacob Flynn, Nathaniel and Aleksandr Haley, and Ella, Fiona and Lola Haley; two sisters Joan Garneau of Lowell and Carol Enis of New Hampshire; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his good friends George and “Choppy” Baldwin of Lowell and Keith Walton of Tyngsborough; and his cat Midnight.

Jim was predeceased by his siblings John “Jack” Haley, Marie Tousignant and his step children Cindy Sullivan and Donald Sullivan.

At his request, private Funeral Services were already held for his family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com . Those wishing to make contributions in his memory to Project LEARN, 8 Kirk St., 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852, www.projectlearninc.org. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768.





Condolences (6)
  • Richard hall  - GREAT MAN
    Jim was always their to help everyone was a great fun guy to be with and work with . Always a good time and fun workplace when he was around,he will be missed by all.Rich co worker Raytheon millwright
  • Jim Mabry
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Everyone at MCC and Project Learn is thinking of John at this sad time.
  • Stephanie Mota
    So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
  • Joe Hungler  - Legacy
    I never got to meet Mr. Haley, but I have met his children and he leaves a legacy of people who are passionate about our community and providing for the next generation.
  • Susan (Haley) Zamanakos
    Uncle Jim, You are in a better place now. Say hi to my Dad. You two have a lot of catching up to do. Love you, Sue
  • Cheryl Haley-Beaudry  - Dad/Papa
    Rest easy day, your pain is gone now. Love always Cheryl and Emo
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