James A. Meehan

April 17, 1927February 17, 2013

James A. Meehan, 85, of Bristol passed away peacefully on February 17, 2013, with his children by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Phoebe (Goulart) Meehan. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Francis and May (Stych) Meehan. Jim was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during both World War II and the Korean War, obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After his military service, he worked for Allendale Insurance, now FM Global, as their communications officer before retiring. He was the loving father of Patricia Meehan Roll, Kathleen Beauchene, and James M. Meehan; grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 1; brother of George A. and Francis Meehan and the late Helenita Robinson. Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:30 – 10:00 am in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main Street, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the R.I. Veterans Home Activity Fund or St. Andrew’s School. For on-line condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

James A. Meehan

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Ron Soucy

February 22, 2013

Kathy and Bill and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Ron and Mary. Ridgefield, CT.

February 21, 2013

Dear Kathy & Bill,
Gary heard the news from Mary Anne and told me yesterday morning as I was leaving for Boston. I just went on line to find out about the service and read that it's going on as we speak.
I'm still in Boston and so sorry we can't be with you today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I have fond memories of spending time with the Meehan family when we lived on St. Elizabeth Street. Kathy, I love you and I'll will be in touch.
Mary Lou and Gary

Kathy (Whalen) Walsh

February 21, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you all as you go through this sad time. Prayers for lots of great memories to help you through it.

February 20, 2013

Kathy and Bill,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. God's mercy endures forever. We can take refuge in that fact. Love you guys,
Rheal and Kit Desrochers

Jane & Ron Berman

February 20, 2013

Pat, Greg, and Andy,
We want you to know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We know that he was loved to the fullest and will be dearly missed. I'll think of him every time I glance at the beautiful tables he refinished for us and each time I see a birdhouse worthy of a beautiful feathered family! Wishing you all peace and happiness in your favorite memories.
Love always,

Lorraine, Jean, Maureen and Diane CCRI FLANAGAN CAMPUS

February 20, 2013

Kathy and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family; and may God Stength and peace guide you through this most difficult time.


Much love and God Bless,

Nancy DaPonte-Easter

February 20, 2013

With sympathy and prayers . . The recollection of fond memories you
have of your Dad will always keep
him alive in your heart. May the
love of God give you strength and
comfort, as you mourn the loss of
your Dad.

Doreen Bergreen(Archetto)

February 20, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the entire Meehan family. My fondest memories of your mom and dad were playing cards with my mom and dad. Now they can all play cards again together in heaven. Keep your memories alive in your hearts.

The Staff of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

February 20, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.