James T. Turcotte
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Beverly - Mr. James T. Turcotte, 55, of Beverly, formerly of Salem, beloved husband of Christine (LeBlanc) Turcotte, passed away peacefully Oct. 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.
His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, on Thurs., Oct. 10, at 9 a.m., followed by his funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Balch St., Beverly, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours Wed., Oct. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on October 9, 2019


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Steven Michallyszyn
Oct 13, 2019
Jim was a good friend. We met on the freshman basketball team at Salem High and became lifelong friends. I used to see him later in life on different mail routes in Salem when he was with the water department and I was with the Post office. We always had a laugh together. My prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. Rest in peace Jim.
Catherine Salisbury BWVR
Oct 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May he now know peace.
Peter Cross
Oct 08, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of James T. Turcotte by Peter Cross.  Send flowers
William Lach
Oct 08, 2019
He was like a young brother to me. I am at a loss for words. He will be missed. My condolences to you and your family