The Passing of James P. McIntyreby Representative James R. Langevin
Posted on 2015-02-05
of rhode island
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember a
lifelong Rhode Islander who dedicated his life to his country and to
his family. James McIntyre leaves behind eight children, 13
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and I have no doubt that his
absence will be felt by them every day.
James served this nation in the Korean War, and after leaving the U.S. Army, he went on to become a longtime surveyor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He never hesitated to lend a hand to family or friends. He was always eager to tackle a project, earning him a reputation as the resident handyman, and the first one to call when something needed fixing. His generosity of spirit was extended to his friends at the Knights of Columbus, and to all who asked.
I have had the honor of working with James's daughter, Nancy Beattie, for more than 20 years. Nancy is my director of constituent services and one of the kindest, most generous and genuine people that I have ever met. She works tirelessly on behalf of my constituents, and is a living representation of the values that James instilled in his family. My deepest condolences go out to Nancy and to James's loving wife of 61 years, Margaret McIntyre, and I know my colleagues will join me in extending our sympathy to the entire McIntyre family.