James Alden Wentworth II

May 10, 1938April 8, 2018

Brewster - J. Alden Wentworth II, 79, died Sunday April 8, 2018. He was the loving husband of Helen (Smith) Wentworth and son of the late Paul and Eleanor Wentworth.

Alden graduated from Waltham High School in 1956 and received a BA in psychology from Colby College in Waterville Maine.

Alden owned and operated Freedom Wentworth & Sons Funeral Home in Waltham, where, with his wife Helen, he provided comfort and support to many of the residents of Waltham and the surrounding communities. He was also very active in civic and community organizations including Monitor Masonic Lodge and the Rotary Club.

After he and Helen were married in 1960 they lived in Waltham for many years and spent their summers in Brewster on Cape Cod.

Alden retired to Brewster, and Bluffton South Carolina where he enjoyed playing golf all year long. He spent his last years in his happiest place: on Cape Cod.

Alden is survived by his wife Helen, and his four children: son Jay and his wife Dot of Shrewsbury, daughter Nancy and her husband Mike Murphy of Plymouth, daughter Julie and her husband Jim O’Donnell of Bluffton SC, and son David of St. Petersburg FL.

He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, his sisters: Gail McGuire of Fort Wayne IN, and Debbie Fraser of Jacksonville FL and several nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held from 1PM to 3PM, followed by a Service on Saturday April 14th at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans. A private burial will be held at a later date.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

James Alden Wentworth II

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Pat Bertschy

April 10, 2018

Dear Helen,
I will miss Alden's smile, wit and dry humor. I hope your many happy memories of life with this charming man will keep you smiling even in grief.

I send my sympathy and condolences.
Pat B

Penny Overcast

April 9, 2018

Helen ~ so many fond memories of your family when you lived across from the playground. Alden was such fun to play tennis with - that’s when we had to wait in the morning for a court. I played as his partner. I don’t think we ever won anything but I so enjoyed his smile and quick wit.
He will be missed physically but his voice echos on.
Penny 🙏