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James J. “Potsie” Geary

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for James J. “Potsie” Geary, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 14th at his Lynnfield residence, at 70 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19th, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be private.  Born in Chelsea, he was raised in Revere, educated there, & was a 1962 alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere.  His association with the Boston Globe began as a young boy, as a “newsboy.”  Upon graduation from I.C.C.H.S., he entered the work force at the Boston Globe, remaining there until he retired with over 50 years of combined service.  He retired as a Supervisor of the Computer Division.  Jim was a member of the Quarter Century Club at the Globe, & looked forward to the annual banquets.  While at the Globe, he became very involved with “Globe Santa.”  Perhaps the greatest achievement of his career & retirement was his continued portrayal as the “Globe Santa.”  Even after his retirement in 2007, he never forfeited the opportunity to continue with the joy as “Globe Santa.”  Jim was also a longtime member of the Revere Knights of Columbus #179.  He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. “Betsey” (Calhoun) Geary, who died on August 6, 2010.  He is the devoted father of Suzanne Landry & her husband Mark D. of Rowley, MA.  He is the proud & cherished grandfather of: Alyssa V., Krista M., Mark D., Jr., Sean A., & Madison D. Landry, all of Rowley, MA.  He is also lovingly survived by his aunt, Eileen M. (Stuart) Lewey of North Falmouth, formerly of Revere, & his sister-in-law, Suzanne “Sue” Allen of Reading, & several cousins, nieces, nephews, & a host of extended family, friends, & colleagues.  He was the son of the late Regional Accounts Manager for Sunshine Biscuit, James W. Geary, & Edna F. (Stuart) Geary of Revere.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Globe Santa Trust Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 845059, Boston, MA 02284-5059.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, August 18th, 2014 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Globe Santa Trust Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 845059, Boston, MA 02284-5059.

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  1. PAULA TAYLOR
    Aug 18 2014

    I AM SO SAD TO HEAR THAT POTTS HAS PASSED..
    HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND A GOOD AND CARING
    FRIEND FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

    MY HEART IS SAD AND I WILL MISS HIS LAUGHTER
    AND FRIENDSHIP.

    PAULA TAYLOR

  2. cindy coletti
    Aug 17 2014

    So sorry for your loss, I will miss seeing him at the Century House, nicest man, rest in peace

  3. Michael, Karol and Julie McLaughlin
    Aug 17 2014

    We are heartbroken to learn of Jim’s passing, and we send our
    sincere condolences to his family. Jim was a dear, dear friend
    of ours. We will miss him immensely. If I may paraphrase one
    of his favorite sayings…how sweet he is.

  4. mark,sue,and kids
    Aug 17 2014

    those we love don’t go away,they walk beside us every day. unseen, unheard, but always near. still loved, still missed, and very dear!

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