Mr. James J. Sowinski

  • Born: July 17, 1955
  • Died: February 1, 2020
  • Location: Amesbury, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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AMESBURY- Mr. James J. Sowinski, 64, of Amesbury, formerly of Danvers, passed Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Alexander and Laura (Czywil) Sowinski. He was raised and educated in Danvers; James attended St. Joseph School in Peabody and graduated from Danvers High School.

Jim will be remembered for his kind and caring nature as a son, brother and uncle. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was devoted to his mother for whom he cared during her illness. He was there to support her and care for her when she needed him the most. His greatest joy was found with family, always with a smile on his face. Jim was happiest when partaking in family traditions during the holidays, and attending family gatherings. He was an avid reader, who enjoyed history. He was a staunch Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins. He will be remembered for his love of family, his kind and gentle nature and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

James is survived by his sister, Valerie Wood of Wakefield, and his brother, Thomas Sowinski and his wife Marilyn of Stratham, NH and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother-in-law of the late Allen Wood.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in St. John Paul II Divine Mercy Shrine Chapel, 30 St. Peter St., Salem on Friday February 7th at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 AM in the church prior to his Mass. Burial will be private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in James' memory to Brian and Behavior Research Foundation – To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


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~My deepest sympathies go out to you Valerie and you Tom for James passing. May my prayers ease the pain of your loss...We are here for you in your time of need. Hugs
~Janet DeLeskey

Posted by JANET DELESKEY - LONDONDERRY, NH - Family   February 07, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I still remember little boy on Chase street talking to my dog Laddie from the window in the back... Hugs to you both.... Pamela Pare

Posted by Pamela Pare - Maricopa, AZ   February 06, 2020

May you rest in peace, you are in heaven with those who love you. You will be missed!

Posted by Chris Gagnon - Hudson, Nh, NH - Family   February 06, 2020

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