OBITUARY

James Murray Gage

November 6, 1927April 4, 2020

James Murray Gage, 92, of Brewster, MA died peacefully at home on April 4, 2020. Born in 1927 in Brewster, he was the son of the late Ernest and Sarah (Murray) Gage. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1945 and he received his engineering degree from Lowell State.

Jim enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky for 18 months. He had a tryout with the Chicago White Sox. Returning home to Brewster, he worked for the Commonwealth of MA as a civil engineer for 41 years. In October 1953, Jim married the love of his life, Beverly Jones, and they settled in Brewster for 67 years together.

Jim is survived by his children JoAnn Donahue (Jon) of RI, Sheree Eldredge (David), David Gage (Marianne) and James Gage, Jr. all of Brewster. He was a loving grandfather to Janna, Jack, Becky, Matt, Katelyn, Kelsey, Nicole, Samantha, Sara, Molly, Amy and Mary and cherished his 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was a voluntary captain on the Brewster Fire Dept. for 16 years as well as a former member of the Brewster Planning Board and Finance Com. He was treasurer for the Brewster Boy Scouts for 10 years.

For 18 years, Jim worked as a park attendant at Nauset Beach.

Jim was a sports enthusiast. He played baseball for many years with the Orleans/Brewster amateur league and continued playing ball with the old-timers softball league. He also coached Brewster Little League. Jim’s hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid Red Sox fan.

The family would like to thank their dear friend, Sue Eldredge, for her help and support during these difficult times and to the caring staff of Hospice of Cape Cod for their kindness and dedication.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brewster Fire Dept., Brewster, MA will be appreciated. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at the Brewster Baptist Church on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 AM. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Kerry wiley

May 5, 2020

Dear Bev and family, I was very saddened to hear about Jim's passing.. He always called me Ginney.. I miss seeing you both at the bus at the Middle School. You must have lots of great memories to share with your family members..Great obituary! Take care..Love, Kerry Wiley

Kerri Robinson

April 20, 2020

When I think of Jim, a smile comes to my face. The kind man who always had a smile on his face. Jim loved being my monitor on my special needs bus route. The kids loved him too! I will miss you! Love to a great family. Heaven is gaining the most amazing angel!

Brandon Burke

April 16, 2020

Jim and I worked together at Nauset for many years. He was very dedicated to his job in the gate house. He treated every person who visited Nauset the same, and made sure everybody was greeted with a smile (and sometimes a joke). He did love to make people laugh. He was an extraordinary person to know and I’m glad that I was able to work with him. Never forget Jim- keep it under 40!! And don’t forget your peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks, you know the drill.

Laura Hanna

April 13, 2020

Dear David, Marianne and family,
My memory of Jim will be the way he always came into the water department to pay his water bill in person, and each and every time he would tell us that David, on our water department crew was his son, and he told us each time with great pride. He was a very kind man and I will miss seeing him. I also remember him at the Booth at Nauset Beach. A native of Brewster who wore so many hats during his beautiful life. Sending my deepest condolences to you all.

Bernard Powers

April 13, 2020

Jim was a wonderful man and a great addition to our senior Oldtimers softball league. He was always a smiling, genial , competent teammate who was admired by all of us. We missed him very much when he was no longer thepowerful presence on our team ; the frequent champions, Yardarm Restaurant. He was A real loss to our growing organization. . Special respects to Beverly and his children and grandchildren who meant so much to him.

Marianne Robinson

April 13, 2020

I was very sorry to hear of Jim's passing . He was a gentleman and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Elaine Plaice

April 13, 2020

So sad to hear of his passing, what a nice man and kind neighbor.

Joan Rogers

April 12, 2020

Jim Gage was the husband of Beverly Jones, one of my cousins. I hadn't seen them for many, many years. When we were young the many cousins (I think there were about 10 of us altogether) got together occasionally. My brother, Bill Hendrickson, passed away last year on the Cape. I knew that Beverly married Jim, and my mother or brother might have seen them, since they lived on the Cape too, but I moved away.
My sympathies to the whole family, from Joan Hendrickson Rogers.

Diane Romme

April 12, 2020

Dear Gage family,
Arthur and I were so saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. Our deepest sympathies for the family.

Susan Lajoie

April 12, 2020

To Bev, JoAnn, Sheree, David, Jamsey and the entire family: I am so sad to have heard about Mr. Gage (as I will always refer to him). Since the age of 10 when Sheree and I were inseparable, I spent many days and nights at the Gage house. My fondest and earliest memory is staying overnight upstairs at the Gage's. Sheree and I and probably Sheree's siblings as well would make a little too much noise when it was time to go to bed. Embedded into my brain to this day I can hear Mr. Gage from downstairs loudly spelling this out: I T S T I M E T O G O T O B E D. I have used it on my kids and I will probably use it on my grandchildren god willing. May you all remember all of the wonderful things he taught you, he instilled in you and he left you with. My heart and my love go out to you. Sue

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY