|James B. "Jimmy" Prescott|
WW II U.S. Marine Veteran
James B. “Jimmy” Prescott, 94, of Lowell, died Sunday, October 2nd at the Genesis Westford House in Westford.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 21, 1922, a son of the late William M. and the late Mary E. (Mullen) Prescott, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941.
A veteran of World War II, Jimmy proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.
Before retiring, he was employed as a truck driver for the Courier Citizen Company in Lowell for over 39 years.
Among his many activities, Jimmy loved golfing and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell. He also enjoyed playing cards, following horse racing at Rockingham Park and Saratoga and was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the 1st Marines Division Association and a life member of the BPOE #87 Lowell Lodge of Elks.
Jimmy is survived by two sisters Dorothy A. Cleary of Tampa, FL and Martha E. Hickey of Chelmsford, MA; a sister-in-law Rosemarie Prescott of Nashua, NH; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late M. Rita Leary, William M. Prescott, Jr. and John F. Prescott and brother-in-law of the late William F. Leary, John J. Hickey and Edward D. Cleary.
Jimmy’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the profound compassionate and loving care and comfort demonstrated by the staff at Genesis Westford House.
Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Wednesday morning. His Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Genesis Westford House, Resident Activities Fund, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.