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Obituary: James J. Jarbeau, 80

Aug 09, 2018 06:17AM ● By Theresa Gilman

James J. Jarbeau

DRACUT, MA - James J. Jarbeau, 80, died unexpectedly, Monday, August 6th, at his home in Dracut, MA. He was the beloved husband of Judy S. (Connell) (Keraghan) Jarbeau, with whom he shared 17 years of marriage.

James was born in Lawrence, MA, on April 9th, 1938, a son of the late Irene (Lajoie) and Joseph Jarbeau.

Prior to retirement, James worked for McKesson Drug Company in Methuen, MA.

He could be considered a jack of all trades. In his free time, James enjoyed fishing, bowling, cooking, gardening. playing cards, taking trips to Foxwoods, and telling witty jokes. However, he will be remembered most for his love of his grandchildren and his friendliness towards all. He had a gift at befriending almost anyone he met.

In addition to his wife, James is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, James J. Jarbeau Jr. of NY, Connie and her husband Manny Francisco of Methuen, Michelle and her husband Joseph Noel of Worcester, Danielle Marcotte of Derry, NH, Michael and his wife Tina Jarbeau of Tewksbury, Christopher Jarbeau and his companion Diana of Methuen,Step Children, Tracy and her husband Mike Silva of Nashua, NH, Kelly Keraghan of Dracut, Dennis and his wife Candy Keraghan of Nashua, NH,; sister, Patricia and her husband Micky Driscoll of Lawrence; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; "pretty girl" Sam (dog); and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Marie Neves and twin son, Matthew who passed away as an infant. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on FRIDAY, August 10th, from 10 - 12 noon at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA. His funeral will be held immediately following calling hours at 12 noon in the funeral home. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."
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