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James H. Linett

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Of Saugus and Englewood, Fl, formerly of S. Boston. Age 87, died on Monday, December 4th. He was the beloved husband of Elsie M. (Ramsey) Linnett with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born and raised in South Boston, Mr. Linnett was the son of the late James H. and Mary A. (Morrissey) Linnett. He was a former plant supervisor for the MWRA. A resident of Saugus for 49 years, James was a former basketball and soccer coach. He and Elsie wintered in Englewood, Fl and he enjoyed his time as a member of a 70 + older softball league there. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Linnett is survived by his daughter, Carolyn M. Gibbs and her husband Ralph of Saugus; three grandchildren, Christian, Nathan and William; and two sisters, Mary Young and Anne Billotte both of South Boston. He was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Hanley and Carol Berg.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Sunday December 10. A funeral was held from the funeral home on Monday followed by a funeral mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’s name may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, MA 01906.

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