Somerville Remembering James “Jim” Legee

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of longtime Somerville resident Jim Legee on his passing this past Wednesday.

Jim was a great guy who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

Before his retirement, Jim worked as a building inspector for the City of Somerville back in the late 70s during the Brune administration.
Jim is also a war veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and who was recently decorated for his military service for his country by the Somerville Veteran’s Services Department. 

Funeral service information:

U.S. Veteran

Mr. James F. Legee, Jr., of Somerville, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, he was 93. Born in Cambridge he was the son of the late Doris (Bourke) and James Legee, Sr. At the age of eighteen, James enlisted in the Army during WWII and served on the front lines during the Battle of the Bulge. A longtime Somerville resident, he began working for the City’s Inspectional services as a health inspector and later retired as a building inspector. He also served as head of the Somerville Memorial Day Parade for several years.

James was the devoted father of Virginia Marie McLaughlin of FL, Dorothy Marciano of Saugus, Michael J. Legee of Somerville and the late James Legee of Saugus. Loving companion of Marilyn Athanas of Somerville. Dear brother of Dorothy Southard of Arlington. James is further survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Thursday, July 11th at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Clement Church at 10AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Calling Hours Wednesday 4pm-8pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at

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