James Warren Hammond

FALMOUTH – James Warren Hammond, 84, of Waterville Valley, N.H. and Falmouth, Maine died peacefully on July 3, 2020 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth of complications from COVID-19. He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1935, the only son of George and Marion Davis Hammond. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Sayre, Pa. and Wellesley, Mass. Jim attended the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass. and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.He was graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. degree in Spanish and Spanish Literature and received his M.A. from Middlebury College. He continued graduate studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Barcelona. Jim taught Spanish and German, chaired the language departments, and coached football, wrestling and lacrosse at both Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. and Holderness School in Holderness, N.H. He participated in the Out Back program at the Holderness School. In 1966, he and his family moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he taught at the American Institute and studied at the University of Barcelona for a year.Jim and his family spent the summers on Cape Cod, Mass. where he was a summer police officer for the Town of Barnstable, Mass. Jim is survived by his wife, Loli, of Falmouth; son, Frederic Hammond of Swampscott, Mass. and daughter, Heidi O’Connor and her husband Michael O’Connor of Falmouth; as well as four grandchildren, Madeleine O’Connor, Charles Hammond, Caroline Hammond and Chase O’Connor.He was predeceased by his grandson, George Hammond.Jim was a masterful teacher and coach. He had an outrageous sense of humor that endeared him to all who knew him. Jim often introduced himself as “the strongest man in the world.” Jim was kindhearted and lived life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no services have been planned. The family wishes that any memorial contributions be made to charity or to others in need. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at http://www.lynchbrothers.com Arrangements by Pinette Dillingham and Lynch Funeral Home Lewiston, Maine 784-4023

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