James Joseph DeWolfe Sr, was born on December 20, 1936 in Worcester, MA, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Bennett) DeWolfe. He made friends easily and had a happy childhood in Waltham. Shortly after graduating from Waltham High School in 1955, he joined the United States Navy. He rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer on the Cruiser USS Northampton. After leaving the Navy he worked at Polaroid Corporation as a Manager of Film Production until his retirement. Jim raised his family in Hudson and retired to Port Charlotte and later Rotunda West Florida before returning to Massachusetts in 2017.
James is survived by his wife Dorothy Conway DeWolfe, his first wife Mildred (Atkinson) DeWolfe, his children James DeWolfe Jr. and wife Charlotte, Joseph DeWolfe and wife Lynn, John DeWolfe and fiancée Marisa Joyner, Julie Pighetti and husband Michael, Jerry DeWolfe and fiancée Peggy LeMay, his step-sons Donald Conway and wife Pam, Robert Conway and wife Christine, and his daughter in law Liz Conway. He is predeceased by his step-son Leonard Conway.
He was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
James was also the brother of Evelyn Harding and her late husband Bruce, Elizabeth Bruhmuller and her late husband Richard, and David DeWolfe and his late wife Christine. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Jim will always be remembered for his ready smile, love of family and willingness to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.
The family has designated St Judes Hospital for memorial contributions.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 water St. Milford Ma