James Linwood Bossie, 67, of Colchester, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Jimmy was born in Stockholm, Maine, on Aug. 18, 1945, to Fred and Ida (Raymond) Bossie. He graduated from Caribou High School in Caribou, Maine. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. James was married to Deborah A. Salisbury on April 24, 1972, and they were married 41 years. Jimmy was the owner and operator of Bossie's Night Owl Express LLC, an overnight courier service, for the past 23 years. He was a member of the board of directors and treasurer of Stonewall Village Condominium Association in Guilford, N.H. Jimmy had a great love for all sports. He was a talented 10-pin bowler and achieved multiple perfect games, which made him a member of the 300-club. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed boating, fishing, and golf. He was a loyal fan and season ticket holder of the Boston Red Sox and was very involved in coaching youth soccer, football, and baseball. More than anything, he loved his family. James was a proud, loyal, exceptional husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his children, Danielle Bossie, and her fiancé, Jesse Raymond, of Colchester, Patrick James O'Marra, and his fiancée, Erin Weiner, of Colchester, Erin Wissler, and her husband, Scott, of Colchester, Shannon Trombino, and her husband, Angelo, of East Hampton, Robert O'Marra, and his wife, Tina, of Torrington, Sean O'Marra of Hershey, Pa., and Kayce Barrett, and her husband, James, of Cromwell; and his 12 grandchildren, Josh, Katie, Kyle, Baylee, Rylee, Braden, Annabel, Aidan, Avery, James, Jack, and Kylee. "Tin" also leaves behind his sister, Julie Cook, and her husband, John, of Caribou, Maine; and beloved nieces and nephews, Justin Cook, Jessica and Mathew Stevens, Donna and Les Hardgrove, Marie and Jaime Agudelo, Jeff and Tamara Cote, and Rod and Robin Cote and their families. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ida; his brother, Daniel; his two sisters, Dolores Cote and Barbara Morin; and his niece, Stephanie Tsolas.
Jimmy's family wishes to thank the staffs of Hartford Hospital and the Bride Brook Rehab Center for their dedication and compassion.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 18, 2013, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 47 W. High St. (Route 66), East Hampton. Burial with military honors will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Colchester. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Saturday morning.
Jimmy's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, May 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford.
Memorial donations in Jimmy's name may be made to the Stephanie Marie Tsolas Memorial Media Arts and Photography Scholarship at the South Windsor Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 197, South Windsor, CT 06074.
For online expressions of sympathy to the family please visit
D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel
30 Carter Street East Hartford, CT 06118-3606
Published in Journal Inquirer from May 15 to May 19, 2013