James "Jamie" Phelan

  • Born: September 26, 1963
  • Died: July 6, 2021
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home

61 Myrtle Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel. (508) 755-1500

Tribute & Message From The Family

James (Jamie) Phelan, 57, of Worcester, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2021.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Jamie was the son of the late Edmund L. and Fay J. (Nichols) Phelan.

He attended all secondary schools in Saugus, after which, he graduated from UMass Amherst in 1985 with a degree in Psychology. Jamie went on to further his education by earning a Master's degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.

Jamie dedicated a lifetime of working with people on the autism spectrum and was currently employed by Archway, Inc., in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was passionate and selflessly devoted to providing education and behavioral treatment for people with developmental disabilities.

Jamie leaves behind his loving family; brother Edmund (wife Fiona), niece Colleen (husband Dennis), and nephew Trevor, brother John, and brother Michael (wife Elaine). Jamie loved his rescued cat Joy.

Although Jamie's life came to an end on earth much too soon, his legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of his friends, family and well-loved coworkers.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jamie's life with a visiting hour on Saturday, July 17th from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to ARCHway, Inc.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Jamie was a man with many talents and interests, and he was a caring individual with a special role in the lives of so many children and adults. He worked hard to ensure that those he served as a counselor and advocate had opportunities that would make life more involved and interesting. He was a good friend, and his sense of humor was both quick and welcome. He put others and their needs ahead of their own, and he demonstrated to others the depth of his empathy and care. I will miss this very special man who I was glad to have known and worked with.

Posted by jennifer Sauter - Oxford, MA - Friend   July 18, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to the Phelan family. We came to know Jamie as members of the ARCHway Family.
We appreciate his kind manner, dedication and compassion for our residents. It takes special folks to do this work, Jamie was one of them. Rest in peace Jamie.
Lisa Leone & Family
Worcester, MA
July 17, 2021

Posted by Lisa Leone lmleone51@verizon.net - Worcester, MA - Friend   July 17, 2021

My prayers and condolences to Jamie's family. Jamie was kind and compassionate and the first to jump in to assist wherever he was needed. He was loved by the family of the students and individuals at Archway and by his coworkers as well. He has left a huge hole in our lives and will be deeply missed. I miss you Jamie and I look forward to when we will meet again in Heaven.

Posted by Sharon P Combs - Leicester, MA - Coworker   July 17, 2021

Jamie Foxx,our Archway Big brother,Colleague.You will forever be in our hearts.RIP

Posted by Juliet Edambo - Worcester, MA - Coworker   July 16, 2021

I met Jamie when I became a visiting resource for a resident at Archway. Over the last year and half I have found Jamie to be a dedicated, kind, and hardworking gentleman. He always went above and beyond for my family to make our visits in person and virtually possible during these crazy times. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and coworkers. He will live on through the children he supported over the years and I know the world is a better place because of him.

Posted by April Rose and family - Acquaintance   July 15, 2021

Jamie had strong integrity, love and care for those around him, never failing to listen to others and helping them. He shepherd many through times of great joy and pure sorrow. Good has taken a good man to be with him in heaven where I'm sure he will rest in peace...

Posted by Linda Dagostino - WORCESTER, MA - Coworker   July 15, 2021

Jamie was an amazing man and coworker. The lives he touched daily at work was simply amazing. He cared for the kids and their families so deeply. During the pandemic Jamie amazes me with his dedication with zoom visits and working his hardest to get the families to reconnect safely with the kids. I learned so much from Jamie, and I'm a better person working aside of him over the years. He will be so missed but I know he'll always be in my heart watching over me & all the kids.

Posted by Katelyn Thunberg - Spencer, MA - Coworker   July 14, 2021

To Jamie’s Brothers and Family,
Our thought and prayers are with at this very difficult time. Our son Nick is a resident at Archway . We were always amazed at his devotion and love to the group that he served , their families and his coworkers.. Jamie became a very special part of our family . Although he will not be here physically to help us with Nicks transition to an adult program , we know he will be watching us from heaven. Until we meet again Jamie Rest In Peace .

Love Nick , Chris and Tony Cammuso

Posted by Tony Cammuso - Friend   July 13, 2021

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