James W. Henson, 85, of Pepperell, MA passed away March 5, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was a US Army Veteran who moved here from Texas and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He loved New England and his life in Pepperell. Jim worked at Bemis Bag from 1959 – 1966 and was the former owner of Kemp’s Citgo in Pepperell for over 30 years, where he made many lifelong friends. He was a former member of the Pepperell Volunteer Fire Department. Jim loved to fish with his friend Chet and was happiest when he could help a friend or stranger in any way. He also loved playing on his tractor.
Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maryann (June) Henson; his daughters, Vicki Beers, Kelly Henson, LeeAnn Henson, and Paula Henson; his son-in-law Ken Beers; his grandchildren, Tyler Howe (son of LeeAnn), Kerrie (Beers) Walker (daughter of Vicki) and her husband Jayson Walker; his great-granddaughters Kassidy and Jordynne Walker; and his sister Barbara Grissell.
Per Jim’s wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Smiley Seth Foundation (in Dylan Cadotte’s name) via www.thesmileysethfoundation.org or to The Albert Harris Center, 37 Nashua Rd., Pepperell, MA 01463. Please see www.McGaffiganFuneral.com