James Joseph Bougie

April 7, 1953October 23, 2013
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James J. Bougie, 60, beloved husband of Alicia Bougie since 1983, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 7, 1953 in Washington DC to Louis and the late Margaret Bougie. Jim graduated Morgan High School in Clinton in 1971 and then Central CT State University in New Britain. He was a longtime resident of Glastonbury moving to Manchester in 2000. Jim was employed by Edward Jones Investments in Glastonbury for 20 years. He was a parishioner of St. Bridget Church as well as active in Glastonbury Rotary Club and Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce. He was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his family. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking and playing with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 30 years, Jim will be dearly missed by his son, Justin Wagner and his wife Annmarie of East Hampton; his brother Steven Bougie of New Hampshire; his sisters Jane Martini of Old Lyme and Suzanne Kurylo and her husband Dana of Winchendon, MA; his four grandsons Joshua Charles, Andrew James, Evan Louis and Caleb Michael; his nephew Jeffrey Martini; his nieces Lane Kurylo and Lindsay Martini and many dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM, on Monday, October 28th, at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester CT 06040. Please meet directly at church. Calling hours will be held from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, on Sunday, October 27th, at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Tpk., Glastonbury CT 06033. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to: CT Children’s Medical Center “Child Life Fund” which provides toys games and support for families, 282 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106 or St. Bridget Church, Manchester CT. To view Jim’s online tribute, please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2013

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Ross Barrett

November 15, 2013

Jim was an astute business man and a true friend. It was my pleasure to know him for nearly 20 years and will miss his professional advice, My sincere condolences to his family.

Roy Szoka

November 15, 2013

Oh I am so sad and sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Still in shock As a client, I knew Jim for over 15 years. We shared a lot of life's experiences pre- Edward Jones. Jim was always interested in knowing how my family was doing and guided us towards a secure financial future. Our investments, especially my wife's retirement (she is now the Exec.V.P and C.F.O. at a local bank) , and my 14 year old daughters' 529 account are in the right hands and growing nicely. Know that Jim was not only an advisor, but a friend who listened,laughed, and kept up with our life adventures in raising our daughter. Thanks Jim. He will be missed. And thanks to Alicia and Justin for sharing all those wonderful photos. Truely a live well lived, enjoyed and respected. My /our condolences. Also on behalf of the Knights of Columbus, our prayers. Grieve as you must, but know that he touched many lives and he lives within you. God Bless..

Barbara Oslund

November 12, 2013

I am still numb from Jim's passing. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful stories from people that Jim has touched. He was truely one of a kind.

Tracy Worthington

November 8, 2013

Though I was a client , Jim always treated me like a long time friend. He was my confidant always ready with an ear to listen , offering unbiased guidance. We shared stories of family and our travels.....then we'd talk business. My heart is richer for having known Jim . His smile and laughter will be missed by all. My deepest sympathies ~

Bruce and Nina Johnson

November 6, 2013

We will certainly miss Jim and will fondly remember him as we used to visit either on the phone or in person. Our conversations were about family and faith and then eventually it would turn to business. We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.

David Soderstrom

November 5, 2013

I first met Jim in Jr. High School. We worked together and played together in Clinton. Jim was a natural born leader. He was our freshman class president. I always admired his confidence and work ethic. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Joe & Eun Cotier

November 4, 2013

We were clients of Jim's but he always treated us like family. Always had a smile and a warm greeting. He will certainly be missed. Our best regards to the family.

Ted and Barbara Sulla

November 2, 2013

Jim will be missed by all that knew him. His professionalism, coupled with his warmth and caring ways were a winning combination. We extend our deeest sympathy and prayers.

October 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Jim over the years. You are in my prayers.
April Krason
Glastonbury Citizen Newspapers

James Murray

October 29, 2013

My sincere sympathies for the loss of your son...too soon.
Jim Murray