James A. Alexander--90, A resident of Somerville since 1943 died after a long illness on July 20, 2010.
James was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (Lee) and the loving father of John Alexander of Salem and his late wife Maria, Virginia Frost of Somerville and her late husband Donald, Robert Alexander of Somerville and the late James M. Alexander. James was the brother of the late Villa Mae Wright, Willie Sue Reynolds, Evelyn, and Thomas Alvin Alexander. James was also the dear grandfather of 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and the close cousin of Harvey Alexander of NC. He is also survived by Robert Devaney of Somerville and Elaine Forrest of Arlington.
The funeral procession will be held from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) in Somerville on Friday, July 23, 2010, 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville at 10:00 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will held on Thursday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
James was born and raised in North Carolina and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII. Prior to his retirement, James worked for 22 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' memory to Hallmark VNA and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148