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James W Hunter

1930 ~ 2019 (age 89)



James W. Hunter of Hingham, formerly of Needham, passed away on August 23, 2019. He was 89.

Jim was born and raised in Dorchester and had lived in Needham for 38 years before moving to Hingham. He worked for the Boston Gas Co. for over 40 years and retired as Vice President in 1993. He attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.

Jim was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Polk) Hunter, the loving father of Janice Burns of Hanover, Karen Pizzi of Millis and Deborah Avondoglio of Arlington, and grandfather of Jennifer Burns, Jeff Pizzi, Lauren Pizzi and Sarah Pizzi. He is also survived by his brother of Fred Hunter of Avon. 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 30 at 11 AM in the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel 1132 Highland Ave Needham, followed by interment in Needham Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Thurs 5-8 PM in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Div. of Development, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, would be appreciated.


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August 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Funeral Service
August 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Chrost Episcopal Church Chapel
1132 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494

August 30, 2019

12:00 PM
Needham Cemetery
128 Nehoiden St.
Needham, MA 02494


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline MA 02445
Tel: 1-800-525-4669
Web: http://www.dana-farber.org/

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