MERIDEN - James W. Vosgien, Sr., 82, husband of Barbarann "Bobbie" Kronenberger Grimes Vosgien for 57 years, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden after a brief illness.
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Born in Meriden on June 29, 1931, he was the son of the late Lucien and Florence (Miramant) Vosgien. Mr. Vosgien had resided in Meriden and graduated from the Meriden High School, class of 1949. Jimmy was employed by Acme Fast Freight and Bailey's Express as dock hand and foreman until his retirement in 1993. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Marines Corp., with the rank of Staff Sargent. He was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church and a member of the North Italian Club.
Jimmy loved to veggie garden and fish. He did great at both. Also was an avid New York Yankee, Giants and Boston Celtic fan. The UCONN Women Basketball team were top notch with us and we always watched them together.
Besides his wife, whom he call Bob, he is survived by his children, Jaime Landry Sr., of Derry, N.H., Jodie Schmidt and her
husband, John, of Meriden and Keith Vosgien, of Paris, France; his grandchildren, Kevin Landry, Jr., and sweetheart Stephanie, of Hampstead, N.H., and Emily, Max and Isabella Schmidt, of Meriden and his great grandchildren, Mikayla and Kenzie, of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his sisters, Jean Burdette and dear friend, Vincent Conte, of Moodus and Carole and Hank Stevens, of Nashua, N.H; his brothers, Donald and Evelyn Vosgien, of Middlefield and David and Marcia Vosgien, of Southington; a brother- in- law, Larry Cirillo, of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews. Jimmy is sadly missed by his beloved long haired dachshund, "LitlBit". He was predeceased by his infant son, James W. Vosgien, Jr.; infant twin sister, Lois Joan Vosgien; and his sister, Kathleen Vosgien Cirillo.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral service to be held on Saturday, March 1, at 12 noon at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contribution in his memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450, Our Companions Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 956, Manchester, CT 06045, the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111-1593 or the
, 538 Preston Ave., Suite 1, Meriden, CT 06450.
The Family would like to thank Paula and Jeff for all their help and Dr. Neil Scollan, (a very special "Doc") for the loving care given to Jimmy. For online condolences and directions please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
80 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 26, 2014