John Robert Bogue, 88 years of age, passed away at his home in Braintree Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was born in Boston and resided in Braintree since 1969. He had been associated with the construction field for many years and was self-trained as an estimator. He was an owner of the Boutin, Sandonato and Bogue Construction Company which was formerly located in Everett. John was a decorated World War II veteran of the Army Air Force. He served from January 1944 to November 1945 as a B-24 Liberator Staff Sergeant and aerial gunner. His tour included bombing missions over the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe flying 24 missions successfully without harm to crew and aircraft. John was the youngest on these flights and received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters as well as other medals. He belonged to the 44th Bomb Group Flying 8 squadron and participated in their functions after the termination of the war. He was a passionate sailor and owner of his beloved 38 foot sailboat Scimitar. John belonged to the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly. He was the husband of the late Marion (Blake) Bogue who died a year ago. He was the devoted father of Sharon Brown and her late husband James of Mashpee, Carolyn Murphy and her husband James of Weymouth and Steven Bogue and his wife Susan of North Kingstown, R.I. He was the loving grandfather of eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Marguerite Richardson married to John Richardson of Sherwood, Md. He was the brother of the late William Bogue and Marie Nardini. Visiting hours were at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., Braintree, Monday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Wilson of All Souls Church officiating. Burial with military honors at the Braintree Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at donate.lls.org/lls/donate. www.peckservices.com
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Published in Braintree Forum from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, 2014