James Newell Trim passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 27, with his nephew by his side at Brigham Manor in Newburyport, Mass. James was born in Cambridge, Mass., on April 12, 1937 to the late Ralph and Geneva (McLaughlin) Trim.

His family returned to Islesboro, Maine where James lived until the 1960s. James moved from Islesboro to Medford, Mass., then settled in Swampscott, Mass, where he spent the past 35 years. James worked for the Provident Bank in Boston where he met his long time friend Joe Patti. He also enjoyed working for Boston Trolley Tours as he enjoyed meeting new people.

James enjoyed travelling and sharing family history with the younger generations. His brother Richard predeceased him.  He is survived by his sister Janice Ryder of Belfast, Maine, and her children Scott and Linda; sister-in-law Christa Trim of Littleton, Mass.; nephews Christopher Trim and his family of West Newbury, Mass., Stanley Trim and his family of Leominster, Mass., and Eric of Littleton, Mass. His family wishes to thank Hospice of the North Shore for providing comfort and care and a special thank you to his nurse Cecelia for bringing James his favorite meals and many smiles. His gentle, quiet spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family requests that a donation in James’ memory be made to their favorite charity.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church, Islesboro where James will be laid to rest with his parents and brother.