Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Francis and May (Stych) Meehan.
Jim was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during both World War II and the Korean War, obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After his military service, he worked for Allendale Insurance, now FM Global, as their communications officer before retiring.
He was the loving father of Patricia Meehan Roll, Kathleen Beauchene, and James M. Meehan; grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 1; brother of George A. and Francis Meehan and the late Helenita Robinson.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:30 – 10:00 am in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main Street, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the R.I. Veterans Home Activity Fund or St. Andrew’s School. For on-line condolences, please visit www.wilbur-romano.com