James F. Tivenan, 73, the husband of Karen J. (Cole) Tivenan of Manning Street, Ipswich, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, December 29, 2022 (unfortunately before enjoying his birthday cake). to).
Jim was born in Salem on December 29, 1949, the son of the late John F. and Ruth E. (Talbot) Tivenan.
He grew up on Manning Street in Salem and attended Salem High School. He then attended Northeastern University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in hockey playing on his team, and Bentley where he earned his master’s degree in college.
After serving five years in the United States Air Force in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant. He married his March 10, 1973 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peabody. He spent most of his adult life in Ipswich, raising his three children with Karen.
He played for the Ipswich Youth Soccer Program and the Kiwanis Club.
Jim made a living as a numbers expert, worked as a Certified Public Accountant, and processed taxes (at heavily discounted rates) for family, friends, and clients (who often became friends). . He also worked for many other companies as a number clerk doing everything from proofreading to auditing, but his favorite position was grandpa.
Family is everything to him and he travels miles to spend time with them during summers, vacations and celebrations. did. He plays baseball, soccer and glides on ice.
He spoke the language of “Seinfeld”, was proficient in movie quotes, and loved watching westerns. His cross-country driving was legendary and he was willing to drive his wife to Wisconsin and his daughter to Virginia or New Mexico on the spot.He also loved to travel and was always on an adventure. rice field. His favorite place was to travel. He was looking forward to traveling most of the United States with his wife and his children and grandchildren who fit in the car. In later years, his favorite destination would be camping with his grandchildren in his RV at his KOA in Tamworth, New Hampshire.
He will be remembered for his generosity and humor. He was able to write letters that made his readers laugh out loud and was quick to amuse his nieces, nephews, colleagues, relatives and friends with his famous humor.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, Karen, he is survived by a son, Daniel J. Tivenan, who lives in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Her two daughters, Kelly J. Tivenan and her husband John Quinn of Middleton, New Hampshire, Susan S. Spree and husband Jeff of Wilmington, and her five grandchildren, Keegan, Dillon, Hazel, and Ruth. Her Quinn, Eleonor Spree. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul Tivenan of Missouri and Terrence Tivenan of Weston. Three sisters, Mary Ellen Cullen of Danvers, Cathy Hayes of Peabody, Judith Tivenan Hall of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John M. Tivenan, from Woodbridge, Virginia. Peabody’s former Janice Higgins.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of Whittier Porter Funeral Homes, Ipswich.
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