FRANKLIN- James Peter McNeil, 43, formerly of Spencer, MA, died suddenly on Friday,March 8,2019.
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He leaves his wife Shannon (Collins) McNeil and son Sullivan James McNeil, age four; his mother, Claudia McNeil of Rhode Island; 7 siblings Mary, Jane, Dominic,Matthew,Benjamin, Paul Jr. and Charlie; numerous nieces and nephews. James also leaves his wife Shannon’s family, including her mother Janice and father Robert of East Brookfield, MA and sister-in-law Erin Collins and her partner Tom Murphy of Holland, MA.
James was born in New York, son of Claudia and the late Paul McNeil and grew up in Spencer. He worked in real estate and particularly enjoyed the design and renovation of houses before reselling them. His greatest passion and joy, however, came from spending time with his wife and son. He was gifted with a great sense of humor and a lightning fast wit that was sure to create a room full of laughter wherever he went. James will be greatly missed by his wife and son and all who knew and loved him best.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, March 15,2019 at 11am in Pillsbury Funeral Home 3 West Brookfield Rd. Brookfield. A calling hour will be held for 9:45am-10:45am in the funeral home. Burial will be private for the family. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made in his name to the ASPCA or Second Chance Animal Shelter Po Box 136 East Brookfield,MA.01515