USS Mississinewa AO-59

Passing of crewman James “Jim” Cunningham S2c

Passing of crewman James “Jim” Cunningham

Sadly, we must report the loss of USS Mississinewa AO-59 survivor, James “Jim” Cunningham, who has passed away.

The following obituary appeared in the Boston Globe:

CUNNINGHAM, James A. Age 91, a former resident of Readville, died at his Whitefield, NH, home on August 4, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Ethel A. (Doerr) Cunningham and devoted companion of Ellen (Power) Ineson. Loving father of Erin A. Cunningham Tsimbidaros of Scituate, Karin Cunningham-Rioux of Paris, ME, James A. Cunningham, Jr. and his wife Mary Lee of Brockton, Elaine C. Capobianco and her husband Raymond of Walpole, Gail E. Rosata and her husband Vincent of Plainville, and Lee S. Sidoti and her husband Kenneth of Hampton Falls, NH. Also survived by his sister, Alice M. Hoy of Naples, FL; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; Ellen’s son, David A. Ineson and his wife Barbara; her two grandsons and great-grandson; and sisters-in-law Frances Cunningham of Ocala, FL, and Anne Cunningham of Merrimack, NH. Jim was also predeceased by his sister, Winifred G. Merrick, and his brothers John, Paul, Ned, Bill and Gerry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church, 9 Jefferson Road (Rte 116) Whitefield, NH, on Wednesday, August 9th at 12:00PM. Relatives and friends may visit with Jim’s family from 10:00AM until the start of Mass. Burial with military honors will follow at Park Street Cemetery, Whitefield. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561, or an Animal Rescue or Shelter of your choice. Boston Public Schools, ret. Decorated veteran WWII.
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 7, 2017

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