James P. "Jim" McDermott Print E-mail

James P. “Jim” McDermott

James P. “Jim” McDermott, 55, of Lowell, died Friday, October 16th at his home.  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 24, 1960, a son of the late John A. and the late Eileen B. (Bennett) McDermott, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School with the Class of 1978. He then went on to graduate from Boston’s New England School of Art (now part of Suffolk University and Design) in 1982. 
After college Jim headed to Los Angeles and held a position of staff illustrator in the animation and comic industry; over the span of his career as an artist and illustrator, Jim's animation was often featured in an array of well known comics.  
Among his many activities, he was a member of the Seacoast Art Association. He also was active in the local community of artist and illustrators. You are invited to learn more about Jim the comic and illustrator and view his many works by visiting Wikipedia and visiting  “Sketches and Scribbles by Jim” through blog spot. 
Jim is survived by a sister Marybeth McDermott of Lowell; two brothers Jack McDermott of Farmington, NH and David McDermott of Bedford, TX; three nephews Colin, Nathan and Ryan McDermott and their spouses; many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; and two dear friends Mary Griffin of Nashua, NH and Shawn McManus of Florence, MA. Jim was predeceased by his lifelong friend and mentor Bhob Stewart who died in 2013.
No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. 
There will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (6)
  • Rebecca Herren  - my deepest condolences
    Dearest Jim, Waking up this morning and seeing an email from a past co-worker we both knew at GTS, caught me off guard. He informed me that he had found your obituary. He knew we had dated and lived together for a few years. Although you and I parted under difficult circumstances, you were loved by me, my son and our friends. We had good times and not, but I never stopped believing in you and your talent. I knew once you found what you were looking for and made peace within yourself, your talent would shine even greater. You opened my eyes to my own artistic talents, and I am grateful. You will be forever missed, dear friend. Rest in peace, now. Always, Becky.
  • Rich Woodall  - by Jim...
    Jim, you made me laugh like nobody else. Loved you for who you were, and all your talents. I'll miss you man.
  • peg and dave manning  - Deeepest sympathy
    We just recently heard and we are sorry for what you have gone through. Didn't have your address.
  • Johanna and Ian Gamache  - Sorry for your loss
    So very sorry for your loss. Jimmy, you will be miss my all. Sincere, Johanna and Ian Gamache
  • bruce
    sorry marybeth on the passing of jimmy
  • Dave McDermott  - My little Brother Jimmy
    My little brother "Angels exist, but sometimes they don't have wings. We call them friends." ~ You had many angels that were always there for you.. The love from God is like the ocean. You can see the beginning, but not the end. You will be missed more then most will ever know.
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