James W. Creelman

  • Born: June 1, 1952
  • Died: September 27, 2021
  • Location: Auburn, Massachusetts

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Worcester, MA 01608

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Tribute & Message From The Family


In Loving Memory

James W. Creelman, 69, passed away September 27, 2021 at UMass Memorial Medical Center with his loving wife by his side. He will now be sharing a heavenly birthday with his granddaughter, Katherine McCrillis.

James was born on June 1, 1952 son of Donna (White) and Warren Creelman in Worcester. He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, MA. After attending Auburn High School, he received an Associate's Degree from Quinsigamond Community College in psychology, followed by another in Respiratory Therapy. James met the love of his life, Patricia, at Worcester City Hospital while they were both working there early in their careers as Nurse and Respiratory Therapist, respectively. They later married and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past summer. James went on to work at many local hospitals and home care agencies throughout his career.

Following his retirement four years ago, Jim most enjoyed spending time with his three children, seven grandchildren, twenty nieces and nephews, and numerous other friends and extended family members.

James will be missed by many including his beloved wife, Patricia (Carey) Creelman; his children, Joshua Creelman, his wife Andrea, and their children Laina, James, and Juliet Creelman of West Boylston, Meghan McCrillis, her husband Marc, and their children Katherine, Matthew, and David McCrillis of Auburn, Sarah Creelman and her son Jacob Rovezzi of Auburn.

He also leaves his brother, Joel and sister in law Karen and his other sister in law Sharon. He was predeceased by his parents, Warren and Donna Creelman and his brother, John Creelman.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jim's life with visiting hours on Thursday, September 30th from 4 until 7PM at The Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 1st at 10AM at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Dr., Auburn. Burial will immediately follow in Hillside Cemetery, 65 Central Street, Auburn.

During his final months, Jim received wonderful care from the providers and nurses at both Dana Farber Cancer Institute and UMass Memorial Medical Center. His family will be eternally grateful for the compassionate and comprehensive care that was delivered to him during the last weeks and days of his life.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Creelman family, my deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. I worked with Jim for many years in respiratory home care. He was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by judy rudzinski - CHERRY VALLEY, MA   October 02, 2021

Patty - our deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers for all

Posted by Donna Gravel - Naples, FL - Friend   October 01, 2021

Patty and the entire Creelman Family,
On behalf of the Class of 1974, please accept our sincerest condolences in the loss your husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Posted by MarthaAnn (DiBenedetto) Owens - Marlborough, MA - Classmate   October 01, 2021

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To the Creelman family,
My deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Joan Perry - Worcester, MA - Coworker   October 01, 2021

We served together on the Auburn School Committee. Jim was conscientious in his deliberations and took his oath of office seriously. A gentleman who will be missed. With sincere sympathy, Jennifer and Stephen P. Johnson

Posted by Jennifer Johnson - Millbury, MA - Family Friend   October 01, 2021

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Erica Merrill - Boylston, MA - Coworker   October 01, 2021

Sarah and family, Paul and I are very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember meeting him a couple of times at Jacob's birthday parties! Paul has memories or your dad from when they were kids in Auburn. Again, our thoughts and I rayers are with you at this sad time!

Posted by Donna Verdolino Verdolino - Grafton, MA - Friend   September 30, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family for your loss. Our sincerest condolences.

Posted by Wanda and Bob Campbell    September 30, 2021

My deepest love and sympathy to Pat, Josh, Meghan, and Sarah, their children, Jim's brother, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, and countless friends for this loss.

Jim was such an integral part of the family. He could go toe-to-toe with anyone with his ready wit. He was kind. He was a family man. But utmost, he loved his wife, my cousin Pat, (and she, him).

I will miss him at family functions where he would look on amused on the sidelines, then say something to leave us all in laughter.

Jim was a fine man. He will be missed. We are the lesser for his loss.

Posted by Lee E. (Sweeney) Hume - Family   September 30, 2021

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My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Creelman family. I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Rick Ellbeg - Auburn, MA - Coworker   September 30, 2021

Dear Creelman Family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I went to Auburn High School with Jim. We played baseball and soccer together. His teammates spoke very fondly of him last Saturday night at our 50th Class Reunion. Jim was tough as nails behind the plate playing catcher on our JV baseball team. And he was the perfect teammate on both the baseball and soccer teams back then. I know everyone would agree. Rugged yet light-hearted, friendly to all, funny, passionate, dedicated. We will never forget him. May you rest In Peace, Jim.

Posted by Don "Max" McCormick - MA - Friend   September 30, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family on this untimely loss of your husband. You remain a part of my thoughts through this very difficult time

Posted by Jennifer Ventura    September 29, 2021

Dear Pat, Meg and family,
I'm writing to express my sadness at the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. This hits close to home due to his station in life being close to my own and because I know and love you two fine ladies. Please know you are all wished solace and peace,
With love, Joan Morrison

Posted by Joan Morrison - new haven, CT - Family Friend   September 29, 2021

Patty-
I will always remember the joy and peace that my cousin Jimmy brought to our childhood family gatherings. Praying for you and your beautiful family for strength and peace through this difficult time.

Posted by Linda Florence - VA - Family   September 29, 2021

Patty and family-
Jim always made me laugh. He was a special man and so loved.
Love you all
Melissa O'Keefe

Posted by Melissa OKeefe - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   September 29, 2021

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Dear Pat and Family,
My heart breaks for you as I know how much love you have for each other. I will pray that you all stay strong and heal. I know you have an amazing support system but always know I will be there if you ever need need me.
God Bless, Big hugs and I love you,
Linda

Posted by Linda Lovejoy-Smith - worcester, MA - Coworker   September 29, 2021

Pat,

My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the love of your family and those around you help you through the days ahead.

Posted by Margery Orr - Holden, MA - Friend   September 28, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Pat and Sarah and Family on Jim's passing. One of the nicest guy's ever. May he rest in Peace.

Posted by Jimmy and Pam Riley - Auburn, MA - Friend   September 28, 2021

Pat, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Maria Addison - Worcester, MA - Friend   September 28, 2021

With sincere sympathy.

Posted by Janet Cyganski - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Coworker   September 28, 2021

I will miss my cousin Jim and his big smile so much. So many find memories. Warm hugs to his whole family.

Posted by Chris Creelman - North Brookfield, MA - Family   September 28, 2021

Dear Pat and family,
I am so very sad to hear of the loss of your husband. So young....You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care,
Flo Lucci

Posted by Flo Lucci - Holden, MA - Coworker   September 28, 2021

My condolences to the entire Creelman family. Worked with Jim at City Hopsital for a few years. A truly caring, professional man. Rest in peace.

Posted by Stef Taylor RN - MD - Coworker   September 28, 2021

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So very sorry to hear of your loss, Pat and family. Thinking of you.

Posted by Lisa Cook - Worcester, MA - Coworker   September 28, 2021

Patty, I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to you and family. Thoughts and prayers for you.
Always
Marie Scichilone ( QCC)

Posted by Marie Scichilone - Worcester, MA - Coworker   September 28, 2021

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Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. God Bless. Meg Yoder

Posted by Meg Yoder - Southbridge, MA - Friend   September 28, 2021

Pat

I am so sorry for your loss.

Ann Marie Incutto

Posted by Ann Marie Incutto - Worcester, MA - Family Friend   September 28, 2021

To My Creelman family- on Shary Lane-

I am so sorry, for the loss of Jim. My heart hurts for all of you!
I mentioned to Meghan - I hope he has found Paddy Flynn - for a cold one in heaven. :-)

RIP - Jim- you will always be remembered!

Sincerely- Joanie Flynn-

Posted by joan flynn - auburn, MA - Neighbor   September 28, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Creelman's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Michele Morrissey - WEST BOYLSTON, MA - Friend   September 28, 2021


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