James Sean Healey

James Sean Healey, age 73, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Houston, TX. He was born on May 17, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey to James John Healey and Genevieve Catherine Hawkins. He is survived by his wife, Karen Healey; his son, James Christian Healey, and his grandson Christian Wyatt Healey.  He graduated from college in New York in 1971 and taught English in New York and Florida High Schools. In 1979 he graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX.  He practiced over 30 years in criminal, family, and juvenile law, and was a mediator and FINRA arbitrator.  In 2003, he earned a Master of Theology in Messianic Studies.


Jim was a devoted husband, father and a fantastic grandfather.  He was an author, avid photographer, and later in life he developed a passion for SCUBA diving, exploring many underwater sites throughout the world. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062. All flowers should be sent to St. Bernadette’s. There will be a luncheon following mass at the Parish Life Center.


  1. Jim was a kind, soft, and religious soul. He was a good friend for 38 years. He cared for everyone and in particular those who struggled in life. A terrible loss for everyone and for myself.

    David Fiveson
  2. Mr. Healey was a wonderful man with a big heart. My daughter worked for him after she graduated from high school and he took her under his wing, and mentored her through some tough times. I will forever be grateful for Mr. Healey. He was a fabulous lawyer, and a very kind man. Bless you Mr. Healey, with much love.

    Brittany/Justin/Pam Easley
  3. I have the pleasure to have him as a instructor in College, I could hear him talk for hours, the passion with what he touch every subject, traveling, pictures, scuba and most important to him, Faith!

    He could see what was coming, when he wrote “When I was not my brothers keeper” he was not wrong it all!

    Just today, when FB reminded me to wish him happy birthday, I went to his FB page an notice how long is been since he has posted anything… This sad though cross my mind, and I found myself in his obituary. My most sincere condolences to his family, he was a very humane human (the ones that are hard to find now days), a professional and a teacher that truly left an impression on anyone who meet him…

    I will always remember you Mrs. Healey! May the perpetual light always shine for you :'(

    Chantal La Favor

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