James A. Welsh

james welsh

May 9, 1953 ~ March 19, 2022

Born in: Huntington, NY
Resided in: Smithtown, NY

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Visitation: March 22, 2022 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Second Visitation: March 22, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: March 23, 2022 11:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.


Smithtown Cemetery
64 North Country Rd.

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  1. candleWe are so sad to learn of Jimmy’s passing. We always enjoyed his sense of humor and genuine kindness. Rest In Peace Jimmy
    Michele, Connor, Nicole and Riley

  2. Maria, Veronica and John – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jimmy always had a smile on his face and a contagious laugh… he will be greatly missed.

  3. Dear Maria, Veronica and John,
    Jim touched so many people in so many ways. I know you are all devastated by this heartbreaking loss. Jim had a heart of gold, literally and figuratively. He was always helping those he cared about. That will forever be his legacy. We will miss him, his smile and his laugh. Sending prayers, condolences and love.

    Lori Holliday Banks and Greg Banks

  4. Jimmy was always a special person in my life. We were all close to him, he truly is a special person. We had so many good times & when he was at his Sister’s visiting, he would come & see me too, & we would go out to Lunch. He always made people laugh!! I will truly miss him!! My heart goes out to Maria & his family!! 😭😭

  5. Rest peacefully, my dear friend. You will be missed more than you know by more people than you could possibly count.

    • So very sad to hear about Jim. I have wonderful memories of Jimmy, which l will always cherish. Jim you were always smiling and laughing at my jokes. You’d say keep them coming. My prayers are with his family and friends. Such a sad loss of a wonderful life. Rest In Peace, my friend🙏

    • candleThis is so true Sue. So many people will be reaching out from years past. A great guy. Haven’t seen him since the 70’s, but we had homeroom together.a sad time for all.

  6. I will love our friendship forever. I’ll miss you but also know I’ll be seeing you again Jim.
    And to your wife Maria, may you find comfort in knowing you made him happy everyday! This loss is a shock to many but for you….I imagine unbearable. May God help you to grieve and bring him to you in happy thoughts and dreams.
    May God welcome you Jim as you enter this new realm in the presence of God, peace and joy.
    You touched so many with your heart and good sense. And your wicked sense of humor was always welcomed!
    I’m not sure how those beautiful grand babies you love so much are going to grow up without you!
    I hope you’ll guide them as they grow from your new lofty perch Jim. God has welcomed a very deserving man into Heaven and Heaven is better for it.
    Rest In Peace my dear friend.
    Love, Katie Galvin

    • His wife’s name was Maria. I lost another good friend last year, l hope you got over the loss too!

  7. candleJimmy, You were friends with ever one, it didn’t matter who you were or what group you hung out with you alway had a smile and a kind word. So sorry for your family. I know you’ll be watching over them from above

  8. candleI am so sorry and sad to hear of Jim’s passing. My Condolences to all. Jim, your smile, kindness and cheerfulness will be missed terribly at Coldwell Banker! RIP my Friend, I’ll miss you.

  9. From the beginning of school the W’s stayed together all the way to graduation.
    Jim you were kind man and made me laugh.
    thoughts and hugs to all your family.

  10. From the beginning of school the W’s stayed together all the way to graduation.
    Jim you were a kind friend and made me laugh.
    My thought and hugs to all your family.

  11. I’ve know Jimmy since kindergarten in 1958. We graduated high school together in 1971. I will miss my friend.

  12. Jimmy was an incredibly unique and wonderful friend; very likeable, interesting, warm, kind, caring, smart as a whip, and as honest as they come. I don’t think I know anyone who had as many friends as he did, as well as his innate ability to easily make new ones. I always enjoyed my conversations with him, of events long ago, and those of a contemporary nature.

    I had the good fortune to have known Jim for over 55 years, since 8th grade at East Northport JHS. I was looking forward to getting together for our lunch dates again, which were pretty much cancelled since the onset of Covid in March of 2020. The last time I saw Jim was for lunch at Crab Meadow Beach, in late September of last year.

    As I seem to be saying with increasing frequency lately, having lost two close friends within the course of less than 3 weeks; Sic transit gloria mundi….so passes the glory of the world. Jim, rest in peace my good friend. I will always have very fond memories of you, and I will very much miss you.

  13. Hey Jimmy, I’m sure you’re smiling down on all of us who loved you. Your lovely family and all your many freinds are missing your humor and warmth but rest assured my good friend you always be with us in our hearts and fond memories of you.

  14. candleThe world has lost one of the finest. Jimmy was everyone’s friend, always ready to help. The real estate community mourns his loss along with his family. Love and prayers to his beloved family.

  15. Jimmy…. We grew up together in East Northport…. You always made me laugh. My mom always loved you and you never forgot to ask about her. It’s just the way you were…… kind and caring. The world has lost a very special person in you. Thanks for the memories. 💔

  16. candleJim Welsh was the best Postmaster the Smithtown PO ever had. He was kind and fair and I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with him. He made my retirement send off the best by taking the time to attend and saying such kind words. He will always be remembered and missed.

  17. This is so hard to hear. Jimmy was a Special person to a lot of us. I will Miss him dearly.My heart is hurting.

  18. candleI am so saddened to hear this information. Jimmy was a genuine soul. I will always remember him playing “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and making every moment last. The world lost a special guy. Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family.

  19. candleTo Maria and family I am sorry for your loss. Jim was a true friend . I moved down to Florida in 2005 Jim always remembered my birthday even though I wasn’t working in New York. When he drove his sister down to Florida he would always call me to get together with fellow clerks and carriers who had moved down too and we would meet for lunch and reminisce. When I went to NY I would always call him and fellow carriers and we would get together for a drink. I am glad we shared drinks one day we will have drinks up there. Take care.

  20. Sending our deepest condolences to his family and remembering Jimmy who always had a smile and a kind word to share.
    Linda & Glenn Corso

  21. candleJimmy was an amazing man who not only welcomed all of Veronica/John’s friends into his house throughout our childhood, but later was my real estate agent and helped me find my first house to start our own wonderful memories and welcome others. He was truly a great friend and Julia and I appreciate everything he did for us to help us on our journey. I still have the card he got for us, congratulating us on our purchase and is a custom made drawing of our house framed in my room. I will miss you buddy! Rest in peace my friend.

    Ryan McNamara

  22. candleI will always remember Jimmy for his kind nature, easy laughter, concern for social responsibility and deep love of his family and friends. He was a true gentleman, and could hold a conversation with insight and conviction. We were childhood friends. In recent years we were lunch buddies along with other friends who shared a bond of friendship and camaraderie when we got together. Extending deepest condolences to Maria, and his beautiful family. The pictures he would post of his grandchildren were always so adorable . His heart was full of love for his family, and his extensive circle of friends. May he Rest In Peace, and live on in the hearts of all who loved him.

  23. I was blessed to have met Jim thirty years ago in the postoffice. Jim would always make me feel like no matter what the challenge things would always work out. His smile, humor and generosity would make anyone feel loved. Jim you have changed my life and my family’s life forever. Even though I feel lost without you here, there is comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for being part of my life, you’ll be in my heart until we meet again. RIP.

  24. Maria, Veronica and John
    Very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He always had a kind word and was a kind neighbor. May he rest in peace.
    The Stano Family (Kathy, Mike, Michael, Toni and Alex)

  25. So very sorry to hear of the passing of my old boss and dear friend. Prayers for family and may Jim RIP.

  26. My heartfelt condolences to the Welsh family. May you find peace knowing Jim earned his wings long before he left this earth. His kindness was contagious and his presence was comforting.

  27. I am so sorry to hear of Jims passing. I did a very long deal with him and he used to always have a joke about it. He was such a nice guy. Glad to have had the chance to work with him. Sending sympathy and prayers to his family.

  28. The world is a little sadder with the loss of our dear friend Jimmy. He touched so many people in such special ways. I loved that he always made time for everyone. My condolences to Maria, Veronica, John, and those beautiful grandchildren who he adored. RIP by friend.

  29. I am so sorry to hear my dear friend Jimmy is gone. I’ve known Jimmy since we were both 5 years old and lived across the street and played as kids. I have so many memories playing as kids and growing up over the years. We grew up and still were good friends all these years. My prays and condolences are for his family Maria, his kids Veronica and John and his Grand children. He will be missed…..R.I.P. My old and dear friend.

  30. Jimmy was a rare soul. The world needs
    More like him. Great memories from high school along with his brother Tom. Certainly both gone too soon.

  31. candleIt is still very hard to believe that Jimmy is gone. I think about hom all the time, he was a very special person in my life.. Maria we sent you a living tree in honor of Jimmy, hope you get it soon.

  32. candleIt is still very hard to believe that Jimmy is gone. I think about him all the time, he was a very special person in my life.. Maria we sent you a living tree in honor of Jimmy, hope you get it soon.

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