James L. Healy

May 21, 1926 - April 3, 2016

James Lionel Healy, 89, a North Fort Myers, FL resident since 1989, formally of Shannon, IL passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 in North Fort Myers, FL. He was born May 21, 1926 in Fargo, ND to John and Ella Healy, now deceased.

James was of the Catholic faith, and a very active member of St. Therese Catholic Church in North Ft. Myers.

James graduated from High School in 1944 after attending Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Two days after graduation he went directly into the Navy and served 2 years as a fighting Sea Bee. After returning from the service with an honorable discharge he attended the University of North Dakota and received his business degree in 4 years majoring in the School of Commerce. While attending North Dakota James was a member of the Fighting Sioux hockey team where he starred with his brother John for 4 years. After graduation he married Marilyn his high school sweetheart and they have been married for close to 66 years. James had a successful 34 year career with The International Harvester Company retiring in 1984 where he eventually became Manager of Sales for North America operations. James was very dedicated to his family and his career.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marilyn Healy of North Fort Myers, FL; four loving children, Nancy Farrell (Michael) of Wheaton, IL, Kathleen Seidenberg (Howard) of Hoffman Estates, IL, Timothy Healy (Kathleen) of Bloomington, MN, and James Healy (Patricia) of Gibsonia, PA; eight grandchildren, Colleen, Sean, Molly, Daniel, Kathryn, Patrick, Maureen, and Ryan; three great grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, and Noah; as well as several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by two siblings, Lois Haigh and John Healy.

A Memorial Mass will be held at2:00 pmonThursday, April 7, 2016at St. Therese Catholic Church, 20115 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 with Father Tom Heck officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of James Lionel Healy are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908; or The University of North Dakota’s Annual Impact Fund UND Foundation, 3501 University Ave., Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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