James Yeaton

June 5, 2022

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             James Samuel Yeaton, loving son, brother, and friend, died suddenly on June 5, 2022, at his residence in Watertown, MA. James was born on June 29, 1968, in Haverhill, MA. He grew up in Atkinson, NH and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 1986. He received his BA in History and his master’s in education from the University of New Hampshire. His early years as a teacher were spent in Barnstead, NH, but he spent the last seventeen years at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, MA, teaching fifth grade. Known to his students as Mr. Yeaton, Jim's classroom was filled with science investigations, history lessons, class read alouds, trivia, and projects that allowed his students to express their creativity. Jim was a respected colleague, loyal friend, and valued member of the Winthrop School community. Quiet, reserved, and always humble, Jim also displayed a wonderful sense of humor and was a great conversationalist. Jim’s family and friends would describe him as kind and thoughtful with a big heart and note that he offered a constant, assuring presence that will be missed greatly.
              Jim is pre-deceased by his father Calvin Briggs Yeaton and survived by his mother, Nancy P. Yeaton, his sister Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, his brother-in-law, Richard Parris, and his niece Paige Parris, all of Epsom, NH. Memorial Services will be held at Nardone Funeral Home in Watertown, MA on June 29 from noon to 1PM. All our invited and welcome to come celebrate his life.

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