NORTH ATTLEBORO - Titus, James “Jim” Harrie, 69 of North Attleboro was welcomed home on November 15, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Portsmouth, VA, Jim was the son of the late Anita D. Metivier and Harrie W. Titus. As part of a Navy family, Jim lived in several states and settled in Arizona before returning to Massachusetts.
Jim graduated from Brockton High School class of 1970.
Jim enjoyed his employment as a shipper/receiver at TASCO in East Providence until health issues prevented him from working. He was also employed at Raytheon in Norwood in the 70’s, and at a rocket factory in AZ.
Jim is survived by his devoted life partner, Shelley Call of North Attleboro, two sisters JoAnne Jackson, Linda Kusche and her husband Jeff of Arizona, brother Bill Titus of Wareham, Goddaughter Christine Jackson and her husband Ed of Alabama, several cousins, nieces, nephews, a great-niece and two great-nephews, as well as many wonderful friends.
In 1970 Jim volunteered and served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
An avid collector Jim amassed an impressive DVD collection as well as a vinyl record collection of primarily 60’s & 70’s Classic Rock. A huge Beatles fan, Jim learned to play guitar as a teenager and continued to play throughout his life. He often joked he was the “world’s okayest guitar player.” Jim enjoyed the company of several pet dogs and cats over his lifetime, he loved to garden, and decorate for the holidays. He had several hot rods as a young man and enjoyed attending car shows with his cousin Mike. Jim was an outgoing people-person who lived life to the fullest and loved to laugh. His motto was “If I can leave them smiling, I’ve done my job.” Jim demonstrated tremendous strength and bravely, never complaining while battling his disease always with a smile on his face.
Arrangements will be held privately with services entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
At his request, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to:
Prostate Cancer Research Fund
c/o Dr. Glenn Bubley at CLS 449
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02115