GARDNER - James G. Pfersich, 75 of Gardner passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 peacefully with his family after a fight with cancer.
A life-long resident of Gardner, James was an active member of the Polish American Citizens and the Elks clubs. Jim worked at the Lilly Industrial Coatings Company in different capacities, finally becoming a salesman. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed driving a school bus for special needs children. In his youth, James was enthusiastically involved in Gardner sports, and was a strong member of the 1960’s era winning Gardner Wildcats Football teams. Jim loved being outdoors, hunting in Vermont with his Stepfather every Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday walks through Birch Hill, camping trips with his wife and daughters, and plenty of time at the ocean. Jim and his wife, Nancy took many trips to Boothbay Harbor and Wells Maine exploring restaurants and the rocky coastal scenery with some occasional fishing off the Wells wall. Jim was a proud master of the grill and enjoyed the celebration of family around food. Recipes from cooking shows were always requested and much time was spent discussing the preparation for every Holiday meal. In recent years the family celebrations were spent on Cape Cod with his daughter and son in law. Jim enjoyed spirited political chats and was an avid reader of historical fiction. Jim followed all the Boston sports teams with enthusiasm, never giving up early on the Sox, Pats or Celtics when they were down.
Jim will be missed dearly by his wife of 55 years, Nancy, Daughter; Terri Danaher and son in law William Danaher. Jim was predeceased by his daughter, Donna, Sister, Johanna Sand and his parents, Matilda Bullock and James Pfersich, and stepfather, John Bullock.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2 pm in the Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner. Burial will be private at a later date.
Calling hours will be held Friday, November 1, 2019 from 12 - 2 pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Gardner Boys & Girls Club, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster, MA 01453.
To send an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Mack Family Funeral Home 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.