Mr. James T. Turcotte

  • Died: October 4, 2019
  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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BEVERLY - Mr. James T. Turcotte, 55, of Beverly, formerly of Salem, beloved husband of Christine (LeBlanc) Turcotte, passed away peacefully October 4, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Furey) Turcotte. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1983.

Mr. Turcotte had been employed by the City of Salem as the Water Department Foreman for 17 years. For the last 10 years he worked for the City of Beverly, as a Project Coordinator, where he was well respected for his high standards, strong work ethic and his ability to accomplish any task that needed to be completed.

He was a dedicated family man, who was passionate about providing for his family. Jim was a jack of all trades and was always willing to lend a hand, and could often be heard saying "If Jim don't do it, it don't get done". He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who appreciated the time he spent surrounded by his family vacationing at Sebago Lake or on trips to Disney. Jim was overjoyed by the birth of his grandchildren who fondly called him Papa. In his younger years he could often be found boxing at the AOH in Salem or more recently at a poker table. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

Surviving Jim, in addition to his wife Christine with whom he shared 31 years of marriage, are his children; Jamie Martin and her husband Sean of Topsfield, Ruth Turcotte, Sara Turcotte and Joseph Turcotte all of Beverly, his granddaughters, Ava and Leah Martin of Topsfield, his brothers; Joseph Turcotte and his wife Linda of Peabody, John Turcotte and Thomas Turcotte both of Salem, his sisters; Deborah Phelan and her husband Brian of Salem, Ellen Hanson and her husband Scott of Salem, Sharon Hickman and her husband John of Newburyport and Ruth Grube and her husband Dennis of Peabody, his sister-in-law Cynthia LeBlanc of Beverly, his aunts Judith Kline and her husband Larry of Peabody, and Rita (Darcy) Turcotte of Salem and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank his many friends that provided Jim with years of love and support.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers on Thursday Oct. 10th at 9 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, New Balch St., Beverly at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 4 to 8 PM. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr G please give your wife my condolences for the loss of her brother hope all goes well

Posted by Butch Melanaphy - Peabody, MA - Friend   October 09, 2019

So sorry for your loss to Christine and family! prayers!

Posted by Jean Melanson - Beverly, MA - Friend   October 09, 2019

You will always be remembered you always helped everyone.

Posted by Carole& jim Letarte - Danvers, MA - Family Friend   October 08, 2019


A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. May you treasure all your wonderful memories for a lifetime.

Posted by Dana Nichols - Nashua, NH - Coworker   October 08, 2019

To the Turcotte family, we are very saddened by the loss of Jimmy. Like all of you, he was a very good hearted person, willing to share a laugh and help out anytime someone needed it. He loved his family, he was a very hard worker he will be missed by the many people in his life he touched. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Posted by Linda and Steve Hirschfeld - Beverly, MA - Family Friend   October 08, 2019

To the Turcotte family, so many wonderful memories of all of you, and your Mom & Dad! A wonderful guy Jimmy was, our heartfelt sympathy to all of you! Love & Hugs from us to you!

Posted by Joan & Bill Greener - Salem, MA - Neighbor   October 07, 2019

Jimmy was a great guy to work for and did a lot to help me out. He always told funny stories and would buy me coffee every chance he got. He was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. He smiled whenever he talked about his kids, and told me how quickly my kids would grow up, and to try not to miss it. Jimmy would do the types of jobs that nobody else could do. He had the brains and the shear determination not to fail and get the job done no matter what. It didn't matter if he hadn't slept in 24 hours and his clothes were frozen solid, he would stay till the end. If he felt the guys deserved it, he would love to have a cookout to celebrate a big job that was completed. He would always talk about his poker games, and I believe he could have become a pro if he had the time to dedicate to it. If there is a heaven, I hope Jimmy is up there with a large hot extra extra, with a full pack of marlboro reds, playing a royal flush. I'll miss you Jimmy.

Posted by Brian Carrarini - Beverly, MA - Friend   October 07, 2019

Sorry to hear about your loss Christine and family. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Posted by Cheryl Riley - Friend   October 07, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of Jimmy , prayers are with your family Love n hugs. Judy n Henry Turcotte

Posted by Judy Turcotte - Naples, ME - Family   October 07, 2019

Love and condolences to family and friends of Jimmy. May God bless you, rest peacefully.❤

Posted by Sue and Phil Kowalski - Gloucester, MA - Friend   October 07, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time.

Posted by Christi/Mark Dillon - Newburyport, MA - Family Friend   October 07, 2019

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