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WAGNER, James R.

James R. Wagner, 75, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Manchester and Wethersfield, died Monday (December 10, 2012) from complications with Bladder cancer. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Milton and Frances (Kinnarney) Wagner. Jim formerly served with the US Marine Corps and CT National Guard. He retired from the State of Connecticut after many years of service and for the past 22 years had been serving as Sergeant At Arms of the CT General Assembly. He was also a member of the CT Governor's Foot Guard First Company, the Manchester Army/Navy Club, Manchester Elks Lodge 1893, the Stonington Portuguese Club, the Governor's Military Staff, the Manchester Democratic Town Committee, the Officer's Club Hartford, along with numerous other affiliations. He is survived by his loving companion and best friend of 42 years, Lynn England and her children Dawn, Lori, Kerry, Bim and Edward; his children Linda Sherman (James), John Wagner (Mary), James Wagner (Donna) and Cheryl Levesque; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to offer a special note of thanks to the staff at Hartford Hospital especially Bliss Wing 7I ICU.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 29 Adams St. South, Manchester followed by burial, with military honors, in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St. Manchester , TODAY from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the , PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the , 30 Speen Street, PO Box 9376 Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012
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