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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
James Archibald

James Archibald Sr.

Monday, December 25th, 1922 - Friday, January 24th, 2020
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James Archibald Sr., the eldest child of Victor and Gertrude Archibald, was born on December 25, 1922, in Manhattan, New York.

During his childhood, James was educated in the borough of Manhattan educational system. In June of 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in World War II in the 1323rd engineer regiment. He recieved an American Service Metal and a Good conduct metal. After being honorably discharged from the service in 1946 he worked as a shipping clerk.

In 1948 James met and married Juanita Odessa Reed. They were blessed with 8 children: Anna, Odessa, James, Jr. Carmalita, Gertrude, Doris Noreen, Alexander Anthony and Victor William.

In 1978, James was baptized at St. Augusine’s Episcopal Church in New York City.

In 1993 , James relocated to Boston, MA. Soon after he joined St. Cyprians Episcopal church. He was an avid walker who carried his camera wherever he wallked. He loved taking pictures as well as being in them. James enjoyed wearing the latest fashions with his boots. He also was a lover of music, especially jazz. His favorite gospel song was “How Great Thou Art”. He enjoyed visits from his children and grandchilden while he resided at the Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, James departed this life. He was preceded in death by his wife; Juanita, son; James Jr., son-in-laws; Herman Smalls, Jr., Carlton Greene, Sr. and Charles Jones and great-grandson; Dondre’ Dennis. James is survived by 7 of his children; Anna Smalls, Odessa Reed, Carmalita Greene-Cousins, Gertrude Winn (Roosevelt), Doris Noreen Daly, Alexander Anthony and Victor William (Donna); his brother Paul (Morene); 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grand and 7 great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces,
nephews and cousins.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Cyprian's Church
    Address
    1073 Tremont Street
    Roxbury, MA 02120
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Cyprian's Church
    Address
    1073 Tremont Street
    Roxbury, MA 02120
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  • Interment

    Location
    Massachusetts National Cemetery
    Address
    Connery Avenue
    Bourne, MA 02532
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