James A. “Jim” Cosseboom, age 78

of East Bridgewater

James A. “Jim” Cosseboom, age 78

James A. “Jim” Cosseboom, age 78, of East Bridgewater, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Quincy, to the late Chester A. and Margaret (MacMaster) Cosseboom, he was raised there and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1959. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bentley University.

He lived in East Bridgewater for the past thirteen years, previously in Quincy for all his life.

Jim was a tax accountant and the owner of Cosseboom Tax Service in Whitman for over twenty-five years. Previously, he was employed as Vice President of Finance for the International Paper Company, formerly the Kendall Company, for twenty-three years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Whitman Council #347, and was previously a member of North Quincy Council #2259.

Most of all, Jim was devoted to his family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for fifty-two years of Patricia A. (Nolan) Cosseboom.

Devoted father of James Cosseboom, Jr. and his wife Meredith of Plymouth, Thomas Cosseboom and his wife Kari of Wall Township, N.J., Michael Cosseboom and his wife Tiffany of Inverness, Fla., and Meaghan Cosseboom of East Bridgewater.

Loving grandfather of Timothy, Sara, Brian, Shane, and Kallie.

Dear brother of Jack A. Cosseboom and his wife Barbara of Braintree, Donald C. Cosseboom of Naples, Fla. and his late wife Jacqueline, and predeceased by Edward Cosseboom, Chester A. Cosseboom, Jr., and Florence M. Panora and her late husband Arthur.

Jim is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and “grand-dogs”.

In light of current events, funeral services are private.

For those who wish, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • To Pat and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Chris and I were so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

    Sarah and Chris Jones

  • Pat,

    Bill and I want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Jim was truly a wonderful man. We will be praying 🙏 for you and all your family.

    God bless you🙏
    Love, Bill and Carol Brown

  • I am very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you..

  • Patricia and Family,
    Kathleen and I were very sad to hear of the passing of your beloved Jim.
    Jim and I became acquainted at Whitman KofC 347 when we were paired as partners in the cribbage league.
    As the weeks and years passed, we became closer friends as cribbage, lunch, and email partners(great jokes).
    Any success we had in cribbage was because of his
    keen accounaaat mind..
    I enjoyed Jim. from the first day we met and will miss him very much.

  • We are deeply sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our sympathy is with your whole family.

  • Meaghan, and family, most of all Mrs. Cosseboom,

    Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences.

    Meg, I know your love for your father and family is so rooted and strong and I pray for your families strength
    God bless you during this difficult time.

    love Jen and Bobby

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a good man

  • Dear Pat and family … I was so shocked to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know that you are all in my prayers. He was the best and I know he will Rest In Peace in his heavenly home.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Cosseboom family in the loss of this wonderful, kind man .

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cosseboom family. I worked with Jim for years at Kendall and he became my boss at Veratec (IP). Those were some of the best years of my professional career primarily due to Jim. He was funny, loyal, smart and an absolute great guy to work for (he always made you feel like you worked WITH him).

    Rest in peace Jim, you will be missed.
    Charlie Coughlin

  • Pat & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was well liked in our community.
    With our DEEPEST SYMPATHY to you and all of Jim’s family.

  • Pat and Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. We feel blessed that when we moved into White Pine Village on the same day as you in 2007, we met you both and became fast friends. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and friend, his family was the most important thing in his life. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. We will miss him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    Kathy and Ed Facchetti

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a really good man and he will be missed. It is so hard that this pandemic will keep your friends from being there to give you a hug and their support. Please know that I am thinking of you. Time heals.

  • Pat
    I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You are all in my prayers 🙏🏻❤️

  • May Our Dear Lord wrap His arms around you all at this sad time. May Jim rest in peace.

  • Dear Pat, we were so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Tom and Loretta Arnott and the entire Arnott family. 🙏🙏💖💖

  • Dearest Pat & Family,
    Our hearts are sad to hear of the news of Jim’s passing. He was a Great Man and a dear friend. We know that God will take good care of him now. Our memories of Jim as a neighbor will not fade away. We hope that you will stay STRONG during this difficult time and know that ALL of your friends will keep you and Jim in our prayers. Bless you ALWAYS John & Marie Winiewicz

  • Pat and Family, our sincere condolences on Jim’s death. We have many fond memories of time spend with Jim at St. Ann, especially bingo nights. He was a kind and caring gentleman. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Pat and family- our Deepest Sympathy for your loss.
    Jim was so full of life and a great person.
    Rosemarie and I will not forget him and our many years of across the miles relationship we had.
    I always looked forward to seeing him when he came to Florida.
    He will be missed.
    Ken and Rosemarie Lindquist

  • Pay so sorry to hear about Jim Rita just saw the obituary in the sun we offer our condolences for your loss. Stay strong and take care