Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 19, 2013

James "Jim" Bottomley, 79

Orlando, FL — James “Jim” Bottomley, 79, of Orlando, Fla., passed away September 10, 2013, while under the care of Hospice. Jim graduated from New Bedford High School in 1951 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1955 with a degree in chemistry. He was a research chemist for 43 years and held several US patents. He was a resident of Andover for over 30 years.

Jim was the son of English immigrants, William and Sarah Bottomley of New Bedford, Mass. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jean (Andersen) Bottomley; daughters, Jill Enders (Paul) of Bolton, Mass., and Jennifer Buzzett (Joe) of Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren (Daniel, Owen, Jacqueline, and Jordan).

Jim was known for his love of plants and gardening, reading, animals and his kindness to all. He was gentle and patient and will be greatly missed.