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James J. "Jim" Drea

Obituary for James J. "Jim" Drea

April 29, 1932 - December 26, 2017
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 85


James J. "Jim" Drea, 85, of Norristown, passed away on December 26, 2017 at home. He was born April 29, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA.
Jim is survived by his loving bride of 62 years, Theresa (Zinicola); his children Theresa (Bob) Bergey, Liz (Joe Kirk) Morello, Kathy (Brian) McNamee and Michael Drea. He was Pop/Poppy to Carly, Stephanie, Dan, Pat, Tara, Joey and great grandpop to Adriana and Madelyn Mae. He is also survived by his sister, MaryAnne (Al) Mikula. He joins his parents, James and Margaret (Galloway) Drea, brothers Tom and David, and grandson Matthew McNamee in their eternal home.

Jim served in the Korean War as an Army Sergeant. He worked for 33 years for Western Electric/AT&T. He was a member of the Liberty Bell Pioneers, MSS Club and active member of St. Paul's Parish. Jim volunteered for many years at Martha's Choice Marketplace at the Catholic Social Services in Montgomery County and was honored as Volunteer of the Year.

Family & Friends are invited to Jim's Life Celebration on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA from 6pm-8pm and another viewing Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Paul's RC Church, 2007 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA from 9am-10am followed by his Funeral Mass at 10am. Entombment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Jim's name to Martha's Choice Marketplace c/o Catholic Social Services 353 E. Johnson Highway, Norristown, PA 19401.

Family services are entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 610-277-7000. To share a thought or a memory of Jim, please visit

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Martha's Choice Marketplace c/o Catholic Social Services
    353 E. Johnson Highway
    Norristown, PA 19401

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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