James F. Cairns
WESTERLY - James F. Cairns passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Westerly, R.I., at the age of 95. He was the husband of the late Marianne Endrich Cairns, his wife of over 60 years. In addition, he is survived by three sons, Francis P. Cairns and his wife, Julia, of Fairhaven, Mass., Michael J. Cairns, of Englewood, Colo., and Stephen C. Cairns and his wife, Catherine, of Madison, Wis. Jim was born in New Bedford, Mass. After serving in the Army in World War II, he graduated from Boston College and UMass with BS degrees in chemistry and textiles. He and his wife moved to Charlestown in 1999, where he was active in the community. He served a term on the Town Council and 10 years on the Wastewater Commission. He was a communicant of St. James Chapel. Burial will be private. Memorial donations made to RICAN (RI Food Pantry) will be greatly appreciated.
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