James S. Danielson

Jim Danielson passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020.  He was a loving husband to Kelly and loving and supportive father to Ben and their dog, Sweetie.  He is survived by his mother Patricia (Boyle) Danielson, his sister Ellen Hacunda wife of John Hacunda, his brother Hugh Danielson, his sister Grace Bolduc wife of Paul Bolduc, and 3 nieces and 3 nephews.  He was also a brother to Eric Danielson and Paul Danielson who predeceased him.

Jim graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University and North Eastern University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business.  He worked as an Operations Manager and Principal Engineer at Raytheon.

In Jim’s 16 years at Raytheon, he advanced from his role as a Manufacturing Engineer working on the production floor building underwater sensors, to serving as an Operations Integrated Product Team Leader, leading teams of engineers and technicians in the assembly, integration and test of advanced underwater systems. Jim was widely regarded as an expert in the underwater sensor processing field and has led numerous multimillion dollar research & development projects and production projects in both the unclassified and classified realms. He was sought after by many programs for his ingenuity and his creativity and he was well liked by everyone who knew him.

He also worked as a college professor at Roger Williams University and Johnson and Wales University.  Jim participated as a volunteer and as a Chaplin for Boy Scouts, Troop 1 and Troop 9 in Seekonk, MA.  He was an avid sailor and was formerly a member of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club.  Jim was a 33rd degree Mason.

What he loved most was his family and being Ben’s father.  He spent as much time as he could with him.  He was a great role model.  People who knew him know that he had a terrific sense of humor and was always finding a way to make people laugh.  He was an amazing human being and will be missed greatly.


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Paul Biello from Cranston wrote on May 10, 2020 at 9:07 pm:
RIP Jim. Glad I got the opportunity to know, and work with you at Toray Plastics for a few years. My condolences to the family. I will hope and pray that your happiest memories of Jim will give you some peace during this most difficult time.
Joe and Sabrina from Providence wrote on May 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm:
We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Jim’s sudden passing. He really was, as they say, “good people.” Solid. Dependable. Smart, yet unpretentious. Always quick with a smile and ready to lend a hand. A hospitable host, Jim would often invite us in for a drink or cocktail while our sons played. We really enjoyed being in his company and the conversations that we had with him, many of which involved humorous memories of growing up in Seekonk in the 70s and 80s, surrounded by his large family. Family was important to him, and it was obvious how devoted he was to Kelly and Ben. Our hearts go out to them and to the rest of his family. Godspeed, Jim. We'll never forget you.
Aaron Danielson from Henderson wrote on May 10, 2020 at 1:22 pm:
I have such fond memories of my cousin Jim Danielson. He and his sense of humor will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Rich & Cheryl Ferguson from Shrewsbury wrote on May 10, 2020 at 1:06 pm:
Dear Kelly and Ben. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for your loss. Always keep the wonderful memories you have close to your hearts. May Jim RIP God Bless. 💕🙏🏻
Karen Hubbard from Abington, MA wrote on May 10, 2020 at 10:23 am:
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor and opportunity to work with Jim. He will be greatly missed.
Joe Dilibero from Warwick wrote on May 10, 2020 at 7:01 am:
So sorry to here the sad news. I worked with Jim at Raytheon in Portsmouth R.I I know he will be missed by all.
Ed Hoak from Berkley, MA wrote on May 9, 2020 at 11:23 pm:
Jim, you left us way too soon. You will be missed by all.
Nuno Medeiros from Rumford wrote on May 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm:
Thank you for being a part of our lives, for sharing your french press coffee and for helping me be a better dad. You are a great human being and father. You will be missed.
Johann Gomez from Rumford wrote on May 9, 2020 at 4:24 pm:
You will be missed, Rest In Peace