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“What a lovely obit. I knew Jim in college through my roommate Flo and spent a lot of time hanging out in the dorms. He was always thoughtful,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Zimmer Underwoos - Bayport, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Jim was so wonderful to work with. Always willing to jump in and help. Jim brought his A game and sense of...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lainie Goldstein - Coworker

“Jim has always been such an amazing person to work with. He was always happy to help whenever I needed to him on difficult accounts. His energy,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Valerie Lichty - Kitchener

“I have just learned of the passing of Jim. I worked with Jim for close to a decade at OpenText and he was such an amazing friend, colleague and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Law - Toronto - Coworker

“Sending Condolences to Barbara, Leah and family on the passing of one amazing man. Jim will always be in my prayers. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Calabrese - Beach Haven, NJ

“Jim was a true professional and valued partner for our team and company. A true pleasure to work with. Jim was always willing to go the extra mile....Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Robinson - Camp Hill, PA

“My deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. I always enjoyed my discussions with Jim, learned from him, and considered him a true business partner. ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Robinson - Camp Hill, PA

“I remember Jim as a kind, witty, charming young man. He was a true gentleman. Love and prayers to his family and friends that will miss his handsome...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Kay Allen - Stamford, CT

“We only met Jim a couple of times on visits to Chapel Hill and he was such an extraordinarily kind, humble and lovely person. Our hearts go out to...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Betsy Giduz - Chapel Hill, NC


Jim Worth, age 60, died peacefully in his Canton, MA (formerly of Westwood, MA) home on February 22nd, 2022.

Jim traveled the world but he remained a New Englander through and through.

Except when it came to his professional sports teams.

He rooted for the Yankees, Knicks, The Rangers and, believe it or not, the Jets.

He was raised in Westport, Conn., and went to Staples High, where he was a 6-foot-5 center on the basketball team and made lifelong friends.

Jim spent summers at the family's house on Cape Cod and developed a love for boating and lobster rolls.

While his friends spread out across the country, Jim graduated from Boston College with a marketing degree, and after several stops he settled in Boston into a career in sales.

Still a sportsman, Jim developed a love of skiing and golf and bonded with his best friends on the links and the slopes. Still single, he finally found the love of his life at Buff's Pub in Newton. Barb Forrence was a speech therapist living in the same town and she fell for Jim's sincerity, beautiful eyes, calming voice, and straightforwardness from the start.

They shared a summer of love on the Cape and became inseparable. They were married in 1996 at Ballymeade Country Club and honeymooned in Tahiti.

They continued to travel the world, sometimes to exotic locations and many times as a reward for Jim's excellence in sales.

A daughter, Leah Elizabeth Worth, was born in 2000 and was the light of her daddy's life. Jim taught her to ski and made her a fan of sports, especially his beloved BC — where he had season tickets to football and basketball. When Leah was accepted to BC, he cried. Maybe for the first time since Doug Flutie threw the Hail Mary.

Jim was the quintessential family man. Family time was spent exploring the coast of Maine, trying new restaurants, and planning the next vacation while cuddled on the couch with his girls. He loved his family more than he loved cars, boats, BC or the Cape -- and he loved those things a lot. He worked for decades to maintain that family home on the Cape, where he kept his boat and brought family and friends for summertime stays.

He loved his friends, traveling, playing golf, skiing and playing basketball with them, and sharing dinners, drinks and good times.

Jim was loving and loyal -- he worked for only two companies in his entire career -- and never had a bad word to say about anyone who didn't work for the Jets.

He remained positive and courageous while living with cancer, discussing things in a calm and collected way that put everybody at ease.

Jim will be desperately missed by his wife Barb, daughter Leah, mother Marilyn, sisters Christine (Arthur), and Julie (Mark). He leaves nieces and nephews and countless beloved friends.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to The First Parish of Westwood, MA or to the Boston College Athletic Department to upgrade their lousy Alumni Stadium sound system.

The family will receive visitors at Holden, Dunn & Lawler Funeral Home on Sunday February 27 from 2-4 pm at 55 High Rock Street, Westwood MA.

A Memorial Service will be held at First Parish of Westwood, 252 Nahatan Street, Westwood MA on Monday February 28 at 2pm. Strict COVID precautions, including the use of an N95/KN95 mask is required. Please contact the family if you prefer to watch the service via live streaming.