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Jacob James Potts

December 27, 1990 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 32) 32 Years Old

Jacob Potts Obituary

Jacob James Potts “Jake” – Rowley, MA


Jacob James Potts “Jake” was born December 27, 1990 in Newburyport, MA. He Passed away unexpectedly on October 30, 2023.  Jacob was 32 years old. He is survived by his parents, James and Kimberly Potts, his brother Justin R. Potts, his wife Kara A. Potts, and nephew, Mason Castro, brother Joshua E. Potts, his wife Laura A. Potts, nieces Lilliann and Abigail Potts, and his devoted girlfriend, Colleen McArdle. He is also survived by his Grandparents, Lawrence and Carol Anne Bograd, his Aunt Kathy Bograd, her daughter Shea L. Bograd, his Aunt Kelly Bennett, her husband Charles Bennett, and their sons Daniel and Nicholas Bennet. Also, His Aunt Christine and Uncle Matthew Brunault. On his Father’s side he is survived by Uncle Edward R. Potts of Tennessee and Aunt Amy D. Walker of Oregon along with several cousins, family members, and beloved family friends. 


Jacob was a graduate of the Amesbury High School Class of 2009 and WyoTech, Automotive Trade School, Auto, Diesel and Auto Body Class of 2011. He went on to work as a mechanic in several different Automotive Shops. His favorite job was working with his Uncle Matt at Dick’s Auto during his Senior Year until he left for Wyotech.   He was most recently employed by Local 7 Iron Workers Union of Boston, and he really enjoyed this job. His welding skills were unparalleled.


Jacob did all the things that children and teenagers do. He played T-ball, Little League, he also played local soccer and was on a traveling soccer team for one season. He played football on the Jets and Freshman football at Amesbury High.  He was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. Jacob was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and fully participated in the life of his Church. Jacob attended Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center during the summers as a camper. He would go there for a week and when we picked him up, he asked if he could come back the next week. Then following in his mother’s footsteps, he became a Lifeguard and worked at the Waterfront at BCH.  He was also an active member of the Diocesan Youth Council for a number of years.  He made some lifelong friends, one of which was the Reverend Rob Bacon, they shared some great talks together and some good music. In high school his biggest fan and mentor was Mr. Ralph Noon, he was instrumental in helping to ensure that Jacob graduated from High School, because if you know Jacob, he didn’t like school much. 


Jacob was a kind, loving soul, his laughter was contagious. His smile would light up the room.  He was an adoring and devoted Uncle. His nieces and nephew always looked forward to seeing their uncle and he never failed at putting a smile on their faces. He was a devout Bruins fan and would always jump at the opportunity to attend a game. His smile could light up a room and brighten even the darkest of days. He was phenomenal at cracking a joke and following it with his infectious laughter.


Many thanks to Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Salem, NH for the love and care they showed to Jacob and our family. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit


Jacob’s Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 2:00pm at Saint James Episcopal Church, 120 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. 


In-Lieu of flowers; memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Capital Campaign 120 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 or Chris’ Place Sober Living 115 Salem Street, Reading, MA 01867.  (978-317-4438). 

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Celebration of Life
November 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
St. James Episcopal Church
120 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

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Please meet the family at the church as there are no services at the funeral home. Also, please have all flowers delivered directly to the church.

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