American Veteran 01

James S. Mesiti, Sr.

September 27, 1939 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 82)


James S. Mesiti, Sr., 82, of Methuen, MA, passed away May 24, 2022 at the Bedford Veteran’s Hospital. Born in Grotteria, Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Samuel and Francesca (Mercuri) Mesiti.

Raised and educated in Italy and Canada, James came to Lawrence, MA in 1960. He was employed as a salesman for Atlantic Super Value in North Reading and the Continental Baking/Hostess Company. He then worked as the General Manager for National Surface Cleaning in Methuen and retired from Mesiti Real Estate where he was the Property Maintenance Manager. James was a man’s man. He enjoyed cars and playing cards. He also served with the US Army.

The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Grecco for his exceptional care and compassion as well as Physician Assistant Jason Tells who previously took care of him. They would also like to thank Nurse Manager, Patricia Pearce and all three shifts at Arcadia 62A for their care and compassion.

James was predeceased by his brother, Anthony Mesiti, and is survived by his loving and caring wife, Anita B. (Lacie) Mesiti; his son, James S. Mesiti, Jr. and his wife Tina of Haverhill; his brothers, Mario Mesiti and his wife Jennifer of VT and Raymond Mesiti of North Andover; his grandchildren, Luciana Mary-Teresa and Stella Maria-Francesca. He also leaves many nieces and nephews including his special nephew, David Mesiti and his wife Bethany and their children, Madeline, Gabriel, and Alexander.

Those who prefer may make donations in James’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 4:00–7:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Holy Rosary Shrine, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Entombment will be in St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Lawrence.


May 31, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cataudella Funeral Home
126 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844

June 1, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Rosary Shrine
35 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA 01841


St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Mausoleum
6 Woodland Street
Methuen, MA 01844

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