James A. "Jimmy" Guercia

Clinton/killingworth, Connecticut

1946 - 2020


Clinton/killingworth, Connecticut


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Guercia, James, "Jimmy" A.James A. Guercia, 74 of Clinton/Killingworth died peacefully on June 22, 2020, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was born February 1, 1946, in New Haven, son of Arthur W. Guercia and Mary Ann St. Arnault-Guercia who lived on Quinnipiac Ave. Jimmy graduated from...

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I remembered Jim as great athlete at Wilbur Cross when I covered state championship team for the NH Register. Class athlete who turned out to be a class man.

To the entire Guercia family,

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Guercia family. Jim and I played together in the West Haven Twilight League in the early 1960's. After the summer of 1964, Jim and I entered Southern Connecticut State College. We were in three classes together and studied together.
When we studied at Jim's house, we would take a break and Jim would bring out his guitar. Since both Jim and I could not sing, the perfect song was "The...

Thanks for your compassion.

To the family of Jim,
To the family of Jim,
Jim and I were unknown adversaries in 1962 when I played for ND and he played for Cross. We then crossed paths many years later, he as a coach at ND and me at St. Bernard. He was an excellent coach, a class act, and a credit to our profession. I enjoyed our match-ups because they were competitive and respectful. After we both retired from coaching we frequently bumped into each other at the Clinton Stop and Shop while doing our family...

Coach Guerc, you will be missed. I really enjoyed our time together. Such a good man.

Coach Guercia was an outstanding influence for me and others at ND. I was very fortunate to have him coach me in football and track. Alway upbeat and willing to talk and share. Fond memories from 40 plus years ago. Thanks Coach!!

Very sad to hear about Coach Guercia. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was a terrific person, and was liked by everyone. Even though he never coached the sport I played, I still looked up to him everyday that I saw him in the hallways, and never wanted to disappoint. I was glad I got to see him one last time in October when he was inducted into the ND Hall of Fame. I went up to him and said Coach it's Frank, and he said I remember you, and with watery eyes I gave him a big...

Coach Guercia,
I had gotten to see you after graduation at events in Boston, MA and around the school when I came back to visit.
Notre Dame teaches you to have an open heart and help others, with a joke, some insight, or a story. You were the epitome of the Notre Dame man.
My condolences to the Guercia and Notre Dame family and Alumni
Jamie Wiggins Class of '96

Jim was one of the best people I met in my almost two decades of teaching and coaching with him at Notre Dame. He was one of those people that nobody has a bad thing to say and everyone has great stories and memories. R.I.P., coach.