NORTH ATTLEBORO – James F. Schromm, Jr., 77, of High Street passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Rosalie (Noviello) Schromm the past 53 years.
Born March 7, 1940 in Foxboro, he was a son of the late James, Sr. and Frances (McNamara) Schromm.
Jim grew up in Foxboro and was a 1958 graduate of Foxboro High School where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He served in the U.S. Army after high school and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received an associate’s degree in engineering through the G.I. Bill after leaving the service and then worked as an engineer at Cleveland Twist Drill for 32 years before retiring at age 55.
In retirement Jim worked part-time at Heather Hill Country Club in North Attleboro for the past 20 years.
He loved spending time with family and friends and always had a story to tell. Jim enjoyed golfing with Rosalie and he played in many leagues at Heather Hill. He also enjoyed fishing, taking care of his lawn and garden, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities.
Jim was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Parish in North Attleboro and was active at the Knight of Columbus. He served in many capacities at the Knight’s Hall and was named “Knight of the Year”.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: James Schromm III and wife Christine of North Attleboro, Debbie Amato of North Attleboro, and Lynn Ferreira and husband Mike of Attleboro;
A brother, Joseph Schromm of Maine;
8 grandchildren: Justyn, Cassandra, James IV, Emily, Christopher, Sara, Cole and Cameron; and a great-grandson Justyn, Jr.
He was brother of the late Helena Berger.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated after the visitation at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.