Edward J. 'Jim' Drysdale

Edward J. “Jim” Drysdale, of Randolph passed away May 14, 2023. Raised in Randolph, Jim graduated from Randolph High School in 1964.

He started working for Polaroid Corporation at a young age and began briefly as a custodian. He eventually earned his Associate Degree from Massasoit Community College and worked his way up to the position of instrumentation technician.

For many decades, he was an avid candlepin bowler and was even featured in some televised games, earning many trophies in his craft. He loved baseball and was a dedicated red sox fan.

He is survived by his loving son Brandon Drysdale, wife Roseanna, and caring grandchildren Felicia and Cecilia of Durham, NH, as well as his two daughters: Courtney Blundell of Bridgewater, MA, and Tammy Whittaker of Middleborough, MA and his other four grandchildren Haley, Shannon, Carlie, and Nolan.

He is predeceased by his father Edward Drysdale of Randolph, MA, mother Eleanor Curran of Holbrook, MA, and brother Charles Drysdale of Randolph, MA.

He enjoyed special memories with his longtime friends Jimmy and Paula Powers formerly of Randolph, MA, as well as Thomas and Heather Powers of Halifax, MA and their family.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Saturday, May 20th from 9-11am followed by a funeral service at 11am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph.


First Name: David
Last Name: Hardy
City: Jupiter
State: FL
Entry Date: 05/17/2023

Rest in peace my friend

First Name: John
Last Name: Kelly
City: Derry
State: NH
Country: U.S
Entry Date: 05/18/2023

Rest in peace sir. You raised a great son in Brandon as we have been friends/brothers for many years. I pray the good lord is watching over you and has taken you in to his loving arms as one of his children. My most sincere condolences to your family.

First Name: Ann
Last Name: Cole
City: Randolph
State: MA
Entry Date: 05/19/2023

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim,I’ve know him for a long time I lived besided him when he was on Stacy.

First Name: Patricia Gilbert
Last Name: Gurley
City: Martinsville
State: VA
Entry Date: 05/19/2023

Jimmy was a neighbor on Stacy Street where we all grew up. We used to play softball on the street and Jimmy was a great player. He was also an avid Red Sox Fan and he and I would disagree about which players we thought were the best.
He was a great friend and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

First Name: Gail
Last Name: FARING
City: Hingham
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/24/2023

God bless you, Jimmy!

First Name: Jane
Last Name: Mason (Floyd)
City: Summerville
State: SC
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/24/2023

Jimmy I went to high school together. He was a really great guy.

First Name: miriam
Last Name: favreau
City: randolph
State: MA
Entry Date: 05/25/2023

So sorry to hear the loss of Jim..I have know him from school and would always see him at breakfast.Again sorry for your loss.

First Name: Dave
Last Name: Diauto
State: TN
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/25/2023

Rest in peace jim

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