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Passing of Dr. James Dargin

Nov 2021

April 16, 1978 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 43)


James Matthew Dargin, MD, 43, of Nashua, died unexpectedly at his home on October 31, 2021. He is the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Caron) Dargin with whom he shared fifteen joyful and blessed years of marriage.

Jim, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Nashua, NH on April 16, 1978. He is the son of John P. and Virginia (Breed) Dargin of Nashua. Jim attended Bishop Guertin High School and then enrolled at Boston University for his Bachelor in Science and in turn a Doctorate in Medicine. He also completed his residency at BU, in Emergency Medicine, at Boston Medical Center, while living in South Boston. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before returning to New England to practice. An intensivist in Pulmonary and Critical Care, he served for the past eleven years as a physician at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. During that time, he held many leadership roles and was awarded multiple awards for his work, in addition to pursuing research, teaching, and mentoring others. He was highly regarded and admired by his colleagues for his deep commitment to his vocation as a physician, both in terms of his care of his patients and his teaching of future physicians.

Well beyond medicine, Jim had a great curiosity and desire for learning, whether from reading, conversation, or exploration. He loved fishing, and also watching Red Sox and Patriots games with friends and family. Absolutely above all else, he cherished time spent with family, especially with his wife and children. He will forever be remembered as the strong and loving family man he was.

In addition to his parents John and Virginia, and his wife Beth, Jim is survived by his two daughters, Paige Marie and Meredith Ann Dargin of Nashua; his brother, John P. Dargin and his wife Kathie of Nashua and his nieces, Brianna and Emma; his sister-in-law, Jennifer Matsis of Milford and his nieces Alexandra and Ashleigh; his aunt, Ann Scalcione and her husband Robert; two uncles, Paul Dargin and Joseph Breed, as well as many cousins and extended family.  Jim was predeceased by his in-laws, Normand and Sandra Caron.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jim’s visitation on SUNDAY, November 7th from 3-6 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua.
His funeral Mass will be held on MONDAY, November 8th at 10 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Beth Israel Lahey Health, please visit 


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