James (Jim ) Dexter, Jr. 79, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, September 22, 2023 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late James Gordon and Leatha Dexter.
Jim worked at Old Rochester Regional High School as a custodian for over 40 years. He took great pride in his work while enjoying his job. Jim showed compassion to both the staff and students at the school. After retirement he worked at the Rochester Council on Aging. To him it felt like a second home and he was loved and cared for like family.
Jim found such comfort through his faith at the Mattapoisett Friends Meeting. He developed friendships that remained with him over the years. The members were always there for him and have shown such support through his illness. Over the years, Jim was always there lending a hand whenever needed.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Mattapoisett and he loved his community and the special people who live there. He truly enjoyed his morning coffee time with his buddies at Shipyard Galley. This close knit group of friends were there to offer Jim assistance whenever needed including rides to the hospital for treatments.
Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dana Marie Dexter, his loving sister Debbie Townsend and her husband Bob Townsend, loving nieces and nephews, cousins, numerous friends, and his best buddy his dog Asta. He was preceded by his sister Mary Dexter Costa.
We have all been blessed to have had this remarkable man in our lives. Throughout his life, Jim made amazing friends who made him and his family feel special. The family appreciates all of you for being part of his life. They will truly miss their loving, compassionate and humorous Jim.
The family would like to thank the Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice for their care during his illness.
All services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Jim to:
Mattapoisett Friends Meeting P.O. Box 795 Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Rochester Council on Aging 67 Dexter Lane Rochester, MA 02770