James R. Munsey

Profile Updated: November 8, 2013
James R. Munsey
Residing In: Arlington, MA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dianne
Occupation: (whether or not retired) Semi-retired working PT for Town of Arlington.
Children / Grandchildren / Great-Grandchildren: Children/ Kimberly O'Connell - married living in North Andover; Jim, Jr. - single living in Medford; More…Bob - engaged living in Arlington (in his own condo).
Grandchildren/ Lauren and Jack O'Connell - 11 and 9 years old respectively.
Military Service (you or spouse): US Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending 50th Reunion (10/11/14)

Yes

Attending AHS Tour (10/10/14)

Yes

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I entered the US Air Force in September after high school graduation and after training spent 3.5 years in Washington, D.C. working in accounting and finance.

I eventually graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Business Administration.

For almost 20 years I worked for Fidelity Investments and semi-retired from there in June of 2012 when my job was moved out of state.

I married a wonderful woman (Dianne Vogel) from Dorchester in 1971 and we just celebrated our 42nd year of marriage last month.

We've done a lot of traveling in the past 10 years. Although there are many areas in the country that might make living less expensive, and easier to take than some of our severe weather, the kids all living fairly close to us keeps us here. Arlington still has everything I need, and other than military service, I've lived here all my life. Why move now?

JFK Assassination

I was in homeroom at the end of the day when word started to spread. People on the bus going home were constantly talking about it - in disbelief. I guess the overwhelming feelings were of shock, a deep sense of loss and profound sadness. Everyone was glued to their TV's watching the wall to wall coverage as events unfolded over that long week.

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Art was a real gentleman.  I first met him when I had my first job - a paper route in East Arlington working for his parents out of their garage.  Throughout our time at the Junior High East and Arlington High he was always ready with a quick smile and greeting.  All the best, Art!

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I too was very surprised to learn of Mel's passing.  He and I lived a block apart growing up and saw each other casually when walking Mass Ave for many years after high school.  He was a kind guy with a quick rush to a smile and laugh at every encounter.  He did LOVE his record collection!  Rest in peace, Mel.

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Posted on: Aug 28, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Phyllis - just in case I don't get back to this page in the next two weeks, have great birthday! The old neighborhood is changing dramatically. The house I grew up in was sold and the Egan household on the corner of Herbert Rd was sold. We're now living in a new condo opposite the Capital theater.

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