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James E. Dombrowski

June 25, 1945 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 75)

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SALEM – Mr. James E. Dombrowski, 75 of Salem, beloved husband of Karen (Remon) (Gordon) Dombrowski passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his family.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Harold and Gloria (Ouellette) O’Brien. Raised and educated in Salem, James was a graduate of Salem High School where he was a gifted athlete and a member of the Salem High football team.

Upon his high school graduation, James enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.

James started his professional career in 1981 where he worked as a Correction Officer for Essex County Jail in both Salem and Middleton until the time of his retirement earning the rank of Captain.

A longtime resident of the City of Salem, James was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also the former Ward II Social Club. He loved listening to all types of music and was an avid sports fan who reveled in watching all different types of sporting events. Throughout the summer and early fall, James enjoyed camping and especially treasured his home on Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Above all else, he loved his family and cherished the moments and memories he made with them. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife Karen of Salem, James is survived by his daughters; Cindy and Kim, his step-children; David “Gordy” Gordon and his wife Awilda of Nashua, NH, Melissa Ouellette and her husband Mike of Salem and Nicholas Gordon and his wife Jessica of Haverhill, his grandchildren; Janel, Amber, Coleman, Quinn, Nicholas, Serafina, his sisters; Carol Kilroy and her husband Mike of Hasting, FL and Linda Marshall of Peabody, nieces and nephews, Debbie, Kevin, Robin, Kathy, Kristine, Matt and Dylan and extend family and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at O'Donnell - Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Friday, August 7th from 4 to 7 P.M. followed by his funeral service at 7 P.M. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA  22215. Sharing written remembrances and condolences, during this time will be essential in helping James’ family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting his eternal tribute at www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

Funeral Service
Friday
August 7, 2020

7:00 PM
The O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970

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