James A. Little passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday evening, July 22, 2006. The loving husband of Joyce (Bucknam), he was 74 years old.
Jim was born in Framingham. He was the son of the late Benjamin & Eunice Little. He was raised and educated in Winthrop. While he was in the Air National Guard he was drafted into the United States Army and he served during the period of the Korean War. Jim went on to receive his Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University. He was employed for over 30 years as a Civil Engineer at Whitman & Howard working at both the Boston and Wellesley locations. Jim and his wife Joyce settled in Burlington in 1958 where they raised their three daughters.
Jim had a passion for sailing that he shared with his wife Joyce. He was the proud owner of a Cal 2-27 Sailboat called the “Wondrous” that they have owned together since 1978. He and Joyce enjoyed sailing along the New England Coast from Maine to Block Island. He was a member of the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly. He was also a talented craftsman with a passion for woodworking. Jim was an avid sportsman and enjoyed skiing as well as bike riding through the bike paths in Bedford and Lexington. He was also a talented cook and made the wedding cakes for two of his daughters. Jim cherished his wife Joyce, his three daughters and their families. Jim and Joyce had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this past February. Jim was a passionate and gentle man.
Jim is the beloved husband of Joyce (Bucknam). He is the loving father of Deborah & her husband Keith Harkins of Tyngsboro, Diane & her husband Al Autenzio of Stratham, NH, and Elizabeth & her husband Mark Danieli of Chelmsford. He is the brother of Charles A. Little & his wife Jean of Mississippi. He is the loving grandfather of Bradley & Victoria Harkins and Christopher & Kathryne Danieli. He is the brother-in-law of Paul Bucknam & his wife Beverly of Marblehead and Joan & her husband Ken Soper of Windham, NH formerly of Burlington. He is also survived by loving nieces & nephews. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 10 St. Mark’s Road, Burlington on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations in Jim’s name may be made to St. Mark’s Memorial Fund, 10 St. Marks Rd., Burlington, MA 01803 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-