James A. Lisauskas
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Amesbury, MA - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of James Albin Lisauskas of Amesbury from complications of Amyloidosis, a very rare and incurable disease. James put up a fierce battle against this horrendous opponent. His family was by his side.

He was born June 2, 1943 in Lawrence, MA the only child of Mary and Albin Lisauskas.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Gail, married on October 18, 1969 and their three sons: Timothy of Amesbury, MA; Stephen and his wife Amalia of Andover, MA; and Kristopher and his wife Sara of Newburyport, MA. He leaves five grandchildren: Alex, Kyle, Hanna Grace, Tyler and Jackson. He also leaves his sister-in-law Joan Coughlin; sister-in-law Karen Francoeur and her husband, Albert Francoeur; nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews.

James graduated from North Andover High School, Class of 1960, enrolled in Aeronautical Studies at Boston University earning an Associate Degree in Science and then went into the United States Air Force in 1963. During his service he received a commendation for rebuilding and returning to service an aircraft on the island of Guam. Upon his honorable discharge from the service he went to work at Northeast Airlines and then Delta Airlines.

Jim designed and built his home, could repair anything, and could fix a fleet of five family cars. Jim liked to bowl, work in the garden and work around the house. He loved to work outdoors, kept up his perfect landscaping and loved to travel.

He was an avid golfer who lived at the golf course where he won the Club Championship.

James was a member of the Amesbury Country Club for many decades, the Polish Club, and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in Guam and four overseas countries: South Vietnam; Japan; South Korea and Philippines. Jim earned his commercial pilots license.

Jim has been a treasured family member and will be extremely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A very special appreciation to his good friends Roland Cook and Robert Earabino; Dr. Raymond Comenzo and his Nurse Practioner Terry Fogaran of Tufts Medical Center for all their excellent care; Dr. Sachin Shah and his Nurse Practioner Nancy Todd of Lahey, Burlington for all their exceptional care and to Drs. Carla Lamb and Isaac Pourati and the staffs at Tufts, Lahey and Anna Jaques Hospital.

He was born in Lawrence and predeceased by his mother Mary A. Lisauskas (Svenconis), father Albin James Lisauskas, Uncle Charles P. Lisauskas, Godmother Anne Raskow and her husband Joseph Raskow.

Donations would be gratefully accepted on behalf of James' memory to The Amyloidosis and Myeloma Research Fund c/o Tufts Medical Center Development Office, 800 Washington Street, #231, Boston, MA 02111 or giving@tuftsmedicalcenter.org or Lahey Hospital & Medical Center c/o Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or support.laheyhealth.org/LHMCgive

Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury, will be held this Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., in Newburyport, Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Published on October 23, 2019


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