Wilson "Butch" James

February 24, 2021

New Bedford


Wilson “Butch” James, 72, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Wilson and Mary (Gonsalves) Hillman, Butch was a lifelong resident of the city and communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.  He had worked in dietary at St. Luke’s Hospital for 40 years until his retirement.

Butch was an avid spots fan and loved to root for the...

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Milford James Jr

March 18, 2021 8:22 PM

My condolences to the James family.  Butch and I had something in common," our name" with mine being Milford" Butch" James. When we first met many years ago ,we chuckled at having the same name and having brothers who are friends with each other (Richard his brother and Fred my brother). Butch was a good man, may he R.I.E.P.

Jay Hillman

March 7, 2021 8:21 PM

Cousin Butch will be greatly missed.  We will miss his sense of humor and his enthusiasm for sports.  Cousin Jay Hillman

Sandra Turner-Glover

March 6, 2021 10:01 AM

To the James family:  My heartfelt condolences to all of you.  I have fond memories of Butch having worked my 1st job @ St Luke's many years ago.  May he rest in peace

Curtis Rose

March 6, 2021 8:24 AM

On behalf of the Rose Family, our deepest condolences.  Rest In Peace Butch.

Robyn BURR

March 5, 2021 11:07 PM
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Shocked and deeply saddened to see he passed! Offering my deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends at this difficult time. I pray his last breath on earth was his very first in Heaven; we know to be absent from the body is to be forever present with the Lord! Rest in eternal peace Butch.

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