James Atherton Hunt (Jimmy), 80, of Bourne Massachusetts, went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2019. Diagnosed with unexplained liver failure in Boston, he was held in the loving arms of Elizabeth, his wife of 54 years, as he made his transition. Jimmy lived his life with vibrance, love, and humor.
He was born on 1/19/39 in Brockton, MA to Edward (Ted) and Catherine (Maxwell) Hunt. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy, Braintree MA and Marietta College, Marietta Ohio. He served in U.S.Navy for 2 years and continued studies at Bentley College.
Jimmy was a charasamatic hydraulics salesman and business owner for over fifty years. He bought the company where he was employed, Stewart-Hunt, and ran a successful business for decades. He loved gardening, planting many flowers, often filling up a whole garden. He enjoyed restoring his antique home in Cohasset and cherished spending time with friends and family. He was an especially enthusiastic Red Sox and Patriots fan. A passionate sailor, he and Elizabeth spent 25 years cruising with his twin and his wife as far as Maine, Nova Scotia and Florida. He was an avid church goer and member of The Vineyard in Kingston, Massachusetts.
In addition to Elizabeth, he is survived by their daughter Kimberly and husband, Alex Messinger of Burlington VT; and two granddaughters Anna and Chenoa; and also by sisters Eleanor Keenan and the late Lawrence Keenan of Scituate, and Margery Price and the late George Price of Hingham; as well as two brothers, Edward Jr. and wife Susan of Lynchburg VA, and Robert Hunt, his twin, and wife Barbara of Berkley Ma.
A memorial service will be held Sunday May 5th, 3 pm at The Vineyard Church in Kingston, Massachusetts. (8 Hilltop Avenue, Kington, MA 02364) In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jimmy’s memory to the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Click HERE to donate.