James J. Sahady

March 8, 1930November 28, 2013

James J. Sahady, “Jim,” age 83, of Fall River, passed away, Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie P. (Williams) Sahady to whom he had been married for 47 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Saleem and Katoom (Hakeem) Sahady, he was a lifelong resident of Fall River and graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1948.

An Army Veteran of the Korean War, he served six years in the military and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1954. He was former Commander of the American Lebanese War Veterans Association Staff Sgt. Philip Sabra Post.

He joined the Fall River Police Department and graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy, Class of 1955. He served his entire career as a Police Officer in the Uniform Division for 32 years and retired in 1987.

Active in his church, he was a lifetime member of St. Anthony of the Desert Church. He was a member of the National Apostolate Maronites, St. Sharbel Men’s Society, former treasurer of the Lebanon American Society, Fall River Police Retirement Association, Knights of Columbus Fall River Council #86, member of the St. Jude Children’s Foundation and a member of the First Friday Club. He and his wife often traveled to conventions and retreats and was totally committed to these organizations.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Red Sox and Patriots. He was always physically active and enjoyed his daily walks. After he and his wife retired, they traveled all over the world, and wintered every year in Florida where they met many new friends. He and his wife enjoyed visits to Lebanon, where he had extensive family and was a great proponent of his ethnic heritage. Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son; James J. Sahady Jr. and his wife Susan of Fall River, one daughter; Kerry Lee Crowley and her husband Brian P. of Dighton, two sisters; Janet Sahady and Jemail Marshall both of Fall River, three precious grandchildren; Patrick J., Connor J., and Declan J. Crowley all of Dighton, and several dear nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and godchildren. He was brother of the late Fred, Philip, and Abraham Sahady, Lureese “Jackie” Hassoun, Rose and Charles Sahady.

His Funeral will be held Tuesday, December 3 , 2013 at 9:00 a.m. from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 North Eastern Ave., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours: Monday, December 2, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Contributions in his honor may be made to St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 North Eastern Ave., Fall River, MA 02723, or to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.



  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 3, 2013


  • Burial

James J. Sahady

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cousin Saideh

December 29, 2014

Dearest cousin,we miss you very very much!

December 9, 2013

Dear Rose Marie & the familly ,please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of Jim .
All my familly Josaphine & Wadieh & I Rima snd yu our condolences for this loss
Jimmy will be always in our thoughts , may his soul rest in peace .
Rima Sarnouk & the Familly

December 4, 2013

Dear Rose Marie and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Since my childhood, Jim shared a kind smile, a lot of laughter with my Mom and Dad, and always a warm hello in the decades that followed. He will always be remembered. May his memories warm your heart and bring a smile. Jeanne Azar Padilla & Jim

December 4, 2013

Dear Aunt Rosemarie, James and Kerry,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family during this time.

John Albert (Washington DC)

December 3, 2013

To all of you my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. As a child I could always count on him making me laugh. Truly a loving man devoted to his family. May his memory and love live within your hearts forever and may God give you strength during this very difficult time.

Norma (Sahady) O'Donnell
Manchester, NH

Adam Khoury

December 3, 2013

God rest his soul. He was a kind and generous man who always had a smile on his face. Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies to everyone. God bless.

juliet &solange gomes

December 2, 2013

dear rose, james and kerry
I delayed 80 years to know a person capable of loving with immeasurable intensity
any environment where my cousin was James got involved with love, generosity, kindness and affection.
and it was impossible not to feel happy close to his love!
I've never seen my cousin in a bad mood or criticizing someone because it was just overflowing love and affection of your heart.
He was always concerned about each family and breathed family.
I asked one day if he felt no longing for the time he worked and he answered me: I feel no nostalgia, because now I can talk all day with my cousins ??from near and far and know the life of each one!
This heart stopped beating, but james left a precious legacy to his exemplary life lessons.
I am with all this pain and hope in God's comfort to us all
your family in brasil....

December 2, 2013

Dear Rosemarie, very sorry to hear about your loss. May God give you strength during these trying times.
My sincere sympathy
Susan (Sahady) Querze
Manchester, Nh

December 2, 2013

Please accept my sincere sympathy . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you.

Beatrice Mosa

Harry Hassoun

December 2, 2013

No one is bigger then Jim Sheets Sahady . Knew him all my life and enjoyed every moment I was in his company . He was family.