James William Tumelty

03111600James William Tumelty, 77, of League City, Texas passed away peacefully in his home on March 8, 2016. He was born to James and Marie Lynn Tumelty on March 16,1938. He graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1956. Jim was a loving husband, father of two, with five wonderful grandchildren and two perfect great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jane Marie Dunican Tumelty, daughter Lynn Marie and her husband David Thompson of League City, his son Tim Tumelty and his wife Jennifer of Arnold, MD, five grandchildren Charles Thompson, and his wife Ramsey, Joseph Thompson, Mary Beth Thompson, Matt Tumelty and Lizzy Tumelty, and two great grandchildren Pierce and Cora Thompson. He is survived by brother Tom and wife Betty. In addition he was loved by his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was a proud member of the US Air Force, from 1956 to 1960, and a lifelong patriot of all armed forces. Jim was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in League City, and a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Moorestown New Jersey for 42 years.
Jim loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all his extended family. He enjoyed the theatre, ballet, collecting toy trains, trucks and lead soldiers, decorating for Christmas, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, coaching baseball, being a Boy Scout Leader, traveling, amusement parks, sporting events with family, and telling a good joke.

A Catholic Memorial Mass will be held on Monday March 14th at 10:00AM at St Mary Catholic Church at 1612 East Walker Street, League City, Texas. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday April 2nd at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel at 42 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ.
Interment will be on Saturday April 2nd at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Cheltenham Avenue and Easton Road, Philadelphia, PA.
In lieu of flowers, Mass cards would be appreciated or donations to the Knights of Columbus, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker Street, League City, Texas.


  1. Lynn Marie and David and the entire family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. What a wonderful life. Your Dad seemed like a salt of the earth kind of man, a good Catholic man, family man. He ran a good race. Its a sad time for those left behind. But as you know we are promised a better life in the next thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ. He knows our suffering but he has prepared a room for all of us in his Father’s house.

    Vic & Karen Perez

    Vic & Karen Perez
  2. Dear Jane Marie,

    My love and prayers to you & your family. I have many happy memories of Jim and you while we were growing up in NE Philly in Corpus Christi parish. You both were just a few years older but so cool in my teen age eyes!!

    Jim had more jokes, antics then anyone I ever knew. My favorite memory was when I was senior in HS. My parents told me that I could have an after prom party at my house, it was going to be breakfast for a small group of 30 after the prom. Now you remember how small our row homes were on Marston St. Nicky after dropping Joanne off from a date persuaded your Jim to come over and help serve.

    Well what a night, he pitched right in, got the whole group singing and dancing while he served us breakfast. Jim was the ultimate party guy.

    Treasure your memories like you each treasured each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wonderful children but especially Jim. Those in heaven are in for a real party.
    Love, Marilyn (Satiritz) Sweeney

    Marilyn Sweeney
  3. Although I knew Jim for but a short time, maybe twelve or fifteen years, I’m pleased to say he became ‘a real mate over the pond.’ Always welcoming and ready to share time over a libation and of course the inevitable story: with a smile.

    Janie, Lynn a privilege to have known Jim and hope the many memories you have help with time to ease the sadness.

    God bless.

    David, Rita, Charlotte & Rhi (The UK division of your extended family)

    David Mitchell
  4. Jane Marie and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and the passing of cousin Jimmy. I have so many memories of him at family gatherings–if Jimmy was there–you knew it!! His personality filled the room and that is the way he lived his life. I know how much he loved all of you.
    We will be there at his memorial mass and all of you and Jimmy are in our prayers.
    Cathi and Jim Helder and family

    Cathi Helder

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