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JEFFREY DEAN SUGARMAN
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July 11, 2014
Every day on everything we do I think of you. The joy that you have brought our family is forever lasting, as is the missing youYareli by our side in everything we do. we eat to you, and drink to you, watch the surf in Maine and reflect on all the fun we had with you, your smile is the bright light that guides us through without you. I light this candle today in as Ithink and reflect I lucky am I to have had you, my thiird born. XoxoMom
June 26, 2014
I miss you buddy. I think about you and what a true friend you were. You taught me a lot my brother
June 25, 2014
My dear,dear son, You are never far away, always by our side in memory, for every occasion. Jake graduated from Middle School with achievement awards, and we could only think of you, and the pride and happiness you would exhibit towards your incredible son. Yourr smile would be broader t than ever and your exuberance would
April 20, 2014
My dear beloved son, you are in my heart and soul always. You are so beloved by everyone whose saw your smile, and experienced you huge Heart and beautiful being. You are so missed ,,by your family ,but we feel your presence every day in everyday. We know you are walking with us . XoxoMom
April 19, 2014
I miss you so much. I think about you all the time. I love you so much xoxoxoxo
April 14, 2014
Thinking of you, as always. I cant believe its coming on two years since you've left. I remember after Jakes bar mitzvah all the time we spent together - this time, two years ago, was the beginning of the end. I miss you terribly - your brother, Mark
February 21, 2013
Dear sugarman family,
i am a classmate of Jeffs from NU and was very sad to read of his passing...i JUST saw the latest NU magazine. I was very fond of him in college, he was always so personable and friendly .... we shared a few classes over the years and i was so happy to have considered him a friend. I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to send my condolences...im sorry for the delay but i didnt know . Please know im thinking of you and i will always remember Jeff.
Penny Miller
February 07, 2013
I'm thinkin about you all the time.A powerful force in my life.Rest easy buddy
February 06, 2013
Wren, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 16, 2012
Missing you every day brother
October 05, 2012
Wren,
I am shocked and so saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. I found out quite by accident trying to find your contact information online. I had no idea Jeff had been ill. It's so hard to believe. My thoughts are with you and Jake - and my memories of you & Jeff when you were first together. I am so sorry to hear this terrible news.
With deepest sympathy,
Mark Sewell
July 18, 2012
July 09, 2012
I am heartbroken to hear this news.I would have come up from Texas for the memorial.Jeff was one of the most beautiful people to grace my life.My heart goes to Wren and Jake
July 09, 2012
it was honor to be jeffs son for 13 years
July 01, 2012
I remember back when we met in the early 80's Prime Movers days. what a scene! so alive. going down to the Channel in his black supra (kool kar) , hanging at the Rat or Storyville or JJ Flash! or any of the dozens of clubs back then filled with the energy of our youth. working shows, playing music having a blast. so many many memories of good times flood back - along with the tears. Jeff lived a big life. had such a wonderful manner (as many on here have said) filled with friends. i never heard a bad word spoken about him. so rare... in speaking with him in the past year, he still continued to be upbeat in face of this terrible disease and fought with all his strength against the odds. i salute Wren for her unwavering positive force in this struggle, and offer my sincerest condolences to his brothers, parents, friends and especially his son Jake in the weeks ahead. i only wish i could have attended the service which i hear was a huge turnout.
may peace be with you my dear friend.
Andrew Burns, Barcelona, Spain
June 28, 2012
Wren and Jake, so saddened to hear of Jeff's passing..our thoughts are with you and your family..


Barbra, Dan, Brett, Derek and Jake Mecrones (your neighbors)
June 27, 2012
It was an honor and privilege to be Jeff's sister-in-law. When Wren married Jeff on July 2nd many years ago we gained a great friend and brother. I have never seen a more happy and healthy couple. Never a word of discontent -- only respect and kindness. They set a wonderful example for how people should conduct themselves in relationships. Returning from the memorial service I became ever more saddened to think that Jeff would no longer be coming to the family home in Vermont. How is it that the VERY BEST people are taken from us far too early? It is unfathomable that such a dear brother is not here to gladden our hearts. This is going to be a tough one to try to get over -- the void you leave is immense.
June 27, 2012
Elaine and Herb and your entire family. I was so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I am sure he was as gracious, kind and loving as his mother Elaine. My deep condolences are with all of you.
June 27, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. Jeff and I worked together many years ago at U.S Foodservice. I was in sales support. He was one of my favorite guys! So sweet, always smiling and a lot of fun. I LOVED him! Time passes so quickly and we all have gone our separate ways. I'm sorry we never got in touch. At that time, he and Wren were dating. My heartfelt condolences go out to Wren and their son and all of Jeff's family and friends.

Sincerely,
Cheryll Dossas
June 26, 2012
So sorry to learn about the loss of a fellow musician and a real nice guy.
June 26, 2012
To the family and friends of Jeffrey Sugarman my heart and prayers go out to you all. Celebrate his life on earth..may peace be will all of you.
June 26, 2012
Dear Wren, Jake, Elaine,
relatives & friends of Jeffrey,

Our heartfelt condolences for your sad, untimely loss of Jeffrey, a dear, devoted husband, father, son;
a caring, loyal relative and friend; a compassionate human being who embraced his life with purpose, accomplishment, humility, gratitude, and with respect
and kindness for his beloveds and fellow humans!

Jeffrey's life was genuinely replete and fulfilling with an abundance of love and sweetness!

Jeffrey will always be truly missed, remembered, and loved!

Linda & Roger Schwarz
June 26, 2012
I regret to say I only knew Jeff casually...albeit close to a 30 year casual relationship.

He was THE real deal, man.
A truly positive person, an inspiration, a shining(THAT smile comes to mind)example of how to conduct oneself and how to maximize life's short experience.

I'm now laughing...thinking the poor Prime Movers and The Slaves probably couldn't take a group "tough guy" pose during a band photo shoot 'cause Jeff's mouth only worked in one direction...upwards into that BIG beaming smile.

I want to share this because it happened EVERY single time we'd meet up(which was all too seldom)...it was uplifting AND genuine.
I'm sure it happened to all of you too.

He'd approach you, excitedly, with this infectious enthusiasm.
But you'd receive him curiously, imagining "Wow, Jeff is really excited...he must have some great news about the band or his family or winning the lottery". But no, no news...it was all for you. C'mon nobody else does that!

For me, it was nothing short of intoxicating, because he'd make me feel as if I was some rock 'n' roll superstar that he'd spent his entire life hoping to meet (not the hack drummer that was thrilled when given the opening slot).

And it wasn't an act...it certainly wasn't reverence...it was simply Jeff, a man with a sincere appreciation of life, an enormous heart, a positive mental attitude and, most importantly, a generous desire to share it with everyone he met.

I wish it could be bottle because it would sell like hotcakes.
I know I'd buy a truckload.
June 26, 2012
Jeff was so sweet and patient. He was surrounded by the most eccentric group of crazy friends and they all grew to embrace his kindness. He was always truly interested in how you were and wanted to know every thing you were up to since you last met. I will him, miss his smile, his grace, his heart.

Love to all that loved him.
June 26, 2012
Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Jeff but I do know his exceptional Mother and Herb.
I see from Jeff's photo that he had his Mother's beautiful smile and from what I've learned he also had Elaine's generous heart.
To the entire family, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
Love,
Robin
June 26, 2012
We were so saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. He is in a better,peaceful place now. Our hearts go out to Wren, Jake, Elaine, Herb and the rest of his family. My mom passed away on June 21st, 1979. I am so glad that I had a chance to get to know Jeff 3 years ago when we came for Herb's 75th birthday.

With love and saddened hearts,
Harriet Kutzman & Bill Greer.
June 25, 2012
Jeff was an incredibly witty, bright and personable guy. We had great times every year at First Data Sales Conventions. Jeff only looked for the good in people and will always be remembered. Rest in Peace, Jeff, and deepest condolences to Wren and Jake
June 25, 2012
"Fare thee well, fare thee well, I love you more than words can tell, listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock your soul" Robert Hunter.
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families of my good friend,he'll always be with me.
June 25, 2012
While Jeffrey and myself did not spend a lot of time together as i live in California i still thought of him as a bother and loved him very much..i wish i could be there tomorrow in person to express how much i cared about him..RIP Jeffrey!
Steffin Kutzman
June 25, 2012
I'm very fortunate to have met Jeff in my late teens and was part of his Boston music scene family, Lots of fun times over the years and was so happy to catch up again in the past year or so. Rest in peace Pal you will be sorely missed by many many people that you made a difference in there lives.
June 25, 2012
Jeff was one of those special people that everyone loved to be around. He was the best salesperson I know, caring to everyone he encountered, and a great friend to all. He will always be with us in spirit. Best wishes and prayers go out to Wren and Jake...
June 25, 2012
I've known Jeff for 30+ years.
This week 'I've gone through a range of emotion on this devastating news.
Extreme Sadness , Anger even laughter . I can only imagine what Wren,Jake,family and super tight close mates CA DM DT PF are going through.
Jeff was a talented sweetheart and clever, quick witted. He always got the joke no matter how obscure, he would one up you and you would laugh twice as hard. That's what I'm with....... the good times.
June 25, 2012
Jeff will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him and in the great music he left behind. My most sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.
June 25, 2012
When I think of Jeff three things come to mind immediately. His million watt smile, cutting wit and sweet personality. As I read through the memories of him posted all over the web, these same qualities have touched so many..... smile.....sweet....wit... a legacy to which we should all aspire. I send love and strength to his family and close friends in this terrible time of loss and pain.
June 25, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. Wren, Jake, and all their family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time for them.
June 25, 2012
Jeff was one of those guys you were always happy to see out and about in our years in the clubs, he made our days better and the Boston club scene a warmer and friendlier place. I don't think I ever recall him not having a smile on his place. My sympathies to all.
June 25, 2012
Jeff, I am glad to have known you for even the short period I did. Thank you for everything you did. You are missed.
June 25, 2012
My friend Jeff was a shining example of how to live an admirably loving and honest life. He had a huge heart and I looked up to him as a brother.
He will live on in my heart and memory every day for the rest of my life.
To the Shugs/Jareckie family...Jessie and I love you all very much and you can count on us for anything!
June 25, 2012
I worked with Jeff through a bank alliance for almost 10 years. His kindness and positive attitude will truly be missed. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
June 25, 2012
Our family's thought's and prayers are with the Sugarman family.
June 25, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Jeff. My heart goes out to Wren and his family during this tough time. I will miss his smile, which he always wore. He was a sweet and genuine person not to mention a talented musician.
With love and a sad heart, Jo-jo
June 25, 2012
Very sad to hear the news about Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with Wren and family and friends.

Sincerely,
June 25, 2012
A mench is a particularly good person with the qualities one would hope for in a dear friend and family member... you are the true meaning if the word. God Bless you and your family.
June 25, 2012
I am a colleauge of Jeff at First Data and have worked with him for all his 18 years. He was one of the most kindest, caring, considerate, and appreciative souls I have ever worked with and known. Jeff always displayed loyal work ethics and always strived to accomplish and go above and beyond his goals at First Data. Jeff always spoke so highly of the love for his family, and appreciated their love and dedication. I will surely miss supporting him in my role at First Data, along with his caring attitude. May God provide Jeff's family with the strength to get through this difficult time. Jeff's brave battle has ended and has now gone Home. You will always be in my memory Jeff, and I am proud to have known you, Rest in Peace.
June 25, 2012
Jeff...Love you. Miss you.
June 25, 2012
A kind and gentle soul, who will be missed...
June 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go to the friends and family fo Jeff. He seemed like he would have been the life of the party and a kind hearted person!
June 25, 2012
You have touched my life in so many ways and Im a better person because of that. Look down on Wren & Jake... Hugs & Kisses
June 25, 2012
Jeff was not capable of indifference toward people. When you were with him, it was very clear that you were number one in his eyes. There is so very, very much for us to learn from him. Being a true human being was first nature to him. We have all suffered a great loss, but our Creator is very lucky to have him back home again. Wishing strength and love to his family.
June 24, 2012
You will always be my brother from another mother. I will truly miss you everyday. Thank you for being the legendary man you were.
June 24, 2012
We're so very sorry for your loss .To Jeff's family and friends you have our heart felt sympathies.
June 24, 2012
I've known Jeff for almost 30 years,having shared stages all over Boston with my bands (Classic Ruins,Johnny & The Jumper Cables) and his (The Prime Movers,The Slaves).
A great bass player and even greater guy,I always enjoyed shooting the breeze with him about basses,amps,bands,our respective day jobs/careers,and the insanity of it all.(I don't think I ever left a conversation with him without laughing - he was wickedly funny)
Above all,he was a very happy guy who very much adored his family.

Rest in peace,Jeff...I'll miss you...
June 24, 2012
To Wren, Neil and the family a friends of Jeff, I'm sorry for your loss. Everyone loved Jeff. I have only very fond memories of our friendship. God Bless you all...
June 24, 2012
Very sad news. I have great memories with Jeff (back when the band days were the only days) and his wonderful smile. I wish we could have shared some of the "Dad" days too...
June 24, 2012
Many thoughts and prayers with you and your family...
June 24, 2012
Very sad to hear about Jeff passing away. Condolences to his family and friends.
June 24, 2012
Oh, dear Jeff wherever we go, you go with us in our hearts. Whenever we go to a pub, make a cosmopolitan cocktail, travel to Italy, see a beautiful sports car or a Ducati motorcycle and so many other special memories ~ I will think of you and know that you are right there too! It is so sad that you are not in our lives any longer ~ but you will be forever carried in our hearts. Love you, Annie and Ollie
June 24, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family. I never had a chance to meet Jeff in person but spoke to him many times on the phone as a member of Sales Central with First Data. Jeff always was able to make me smile over the phone with his sense of humor and great personality. Jeff, my friend, you will be dearly missed
June 24, 2012
Jeff, you will be missed by so many. You were such a great insperation for me many years and this year at Presidents Club was very sad I missed you. But will see you again some day. Bye my friend.
June 24, 2012
Jeff, what can I say? A better guy you will not meet! To say he will be missed is an understatement, for sure. My heart goes out to all of Jeff's family, especially Wren, Jake and Jeff's mom, whose lives will never be the same without him. With tears in my eyes, I say goodbye to the sweetest and kindest man who ever lived. The saying "only the good die young" was written for you, my friend.
June 24, 2012
One of the greatest persons I ever worked with this is such a huge loss. I'll never forget the coaster in Orlando. Jeff you rock you're an amazing person and no one will ever forget you.
June 24, 2012
I met Jeff about 15 years ago at one of our President Club Functions for work. I loved his and Wrens values right away. From that point on I considered Jeff a great friend. When he told me about his passion for music and all of the places he has played I started calling him Shugnight. After two round of drinks I started call him Shuggy. I will miss you and our conversations my friend, you will be missed.
June 24, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to Neal and his family..his band of brothers..a true gentleman with a smile that would put you at ease..fine musician..friend..he will live forever in the hearts of those who knew him
June 24, 2012
I worked with Jeff at Sovereign Bank/First Data for many years. He simply was "the best" at what he did - a true professional, gentleman and good friend to those of us that had the chance to know and work with him. My sincere condolences to the Sugarman family and may God Bless Jeff.
June 24, 2012
Jeff my Dear friend You will be missed...My deepest condolences to your family!
June 24, 2012
I met Jeff thru his brother Neal, i will always remember him as a smiling happy person, who loved music and his friendships....my condolences to all of his family..so very sorry........
June 23, 2012
I am very saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a great guy, kind, intelligent, and a lot of fun. We had not seen each other for a very long time, but happily we reconnected, and spent a little time together in the late 90's before I returned to NY. I'm so grateful that we were able to reconnect. I will always consider Jeff a good friend. My sincere condolences to his family.
June 23, 2012
Jeff you will be truly missed..condolences for your family and friends..Anne Waller
June 23, 2012
Jake and Wren,
My prayers to you and all of Jeff's family and friends. It is a sad day and I am so sorry for your loss.
Susan Laskowski
June 23, 2012
Oh Jeff...Where did all the time go? I remember working the early 80s with you like it was just yesterday. I wish I'd had a chance to spend more time with you over the years, met the new family you raised, maybe share a small moment in your later life. But I'll just have to remember you as that sweet Innocent 19 year old boy I enjoyed working and hanging out with back then. God Bless you my old friend. I will miss you dearly but always remember you fondly for the person you were.
June 23, 2012
My condolences to Jeff's family. He was always a gentle man. A great loss in everyones life. Bonney Bouley
June 23, 2012
Jeff touched the lives of so many and always with the best of intentions. He will be missed beyond measure and our love and support goes out to his family. We are all blessed to have had such a beautiful spirit close to us.
Much Love,
Richard & Marika
June 23, 2012
Jeff..wishing you peace..now and forever..condolences for your family and friends.
June 23, 2012
My sincerest sympathies to Jeff's family and friends. I remember him as a fun, sweet guy with whom I shared many happy times.
June 23, 2012
I will always Love and miss you my dear brother
June 23, 2012
so sorry to hear. My condolences to the family....rest in peace, Jeff....Prime Movers 4-eva !!
June 23, 2012
I am very sad to hear the terrible news. You are in my thoughts.
June 23, 2012
R.I.P Jeff! You were such a sweetheart of a guy. My heart goes out to Wren & family.
My deepest, sincerest condolences!
June 23, 2012
Like a little brother to me in all the years we did shows together. Wonderful bass player, witty, good hearted.

Sorry to find out he's no longer with us--he was a positive force on the planet, Johnny Angel, Los Angeles, CA.
June 23, 2012
Very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I haven't seen him in years, but will always remember him as a good and friendly man. Johnny O'Halloran
June 23, 2012
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache:
but those who care and
share your loss wish you
comfort and peace of mind
June 23, 2012
My condolences....
June 23, 2012
Jeff, I always enjoyed working our working together, you brightened every moment we shared--You will always be in my thoughts and prayers--Gregory Pascucci (Rat, ME, TC's Lounge).
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