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

First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Casano
City: Sanbornville
State: NH
Country: US
Entry Date: 05/27/2023

rest in peace Jim a neighbor allows on Stacy Street you up there now with Charlie may God embrace and welcome you into the Gates of Heaven

First Name: Paul
Last Name: Broderick
State: MA
Entry Date: 05/27/2023

I remember Jim from TV candle pin bowling, it was big back then.
But mostly I remember him and miss him here - online.
His posts were many.
He always included photos of his father's accomplishments, baseball among them, his pride and love you can always read between the lines of his text.
He embraced social media. His stories of Dr. Thompson and family. The chimpanzee. He would answer and query, post back on a joke or kidding.
Mention a street and he knew who grew up there, and sometimes where they are now.
If we find time he’s still here online.
I am very sad reading this news.
God please bless Jimmy Drysdale.

First Name: Janice
Last Name: Dwelley
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 06/04/2023

Rest in peace Jimmy. I remember all our baseball chats when you would visit your mom in Holbrook. My condolences to your family.

First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Farretta
State: MA
Entry Date: 08/29/2023

To the Friends and Family of Jim Drysdale,

I am so terribly sorry to learn of your loss.

As a former resident of Randolph, MA, I so enjoy perusing the 02368 FB Page. One of my favorite “commenters” was Jim.

I immensely enjoyed reading anything he contributed to the Page whether was stories, history, his knowledge or otherwise. I especially enjoyed the wealth of vintage photos he was kind enough to share with us all.

Although I never had the pleasure of personally knowing Jim, he appears to have been a lovely man ... not only evidenced by his numerous aforementioned contributions, but the testimonials that appear here.

Thank you Jim, for the delight you unknowingly provided to “this” stranger.

May you eternally Rest In Peace in Gods loving arms.

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