James R. Bukala
FUNERAL HOME
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street
North Chelmsford, MA
Loving husband, father, and grandfather

Hudson, NH

James R. Bukala, 67, of Hudson, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2021 at his home after a brief illness.

He was married to Elizabeth "Betty" (Roberts) Bukala with whom he would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on September 8th.

Born in Lowell, MA he was the son of the late Edwin and Rita(O'Neil) Bukala. Jim graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1971. After high school, he went on to earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Boston College.

He was employed with Miracle Ear of Salem, NH; where he was an audiologist. Jim had previously worked for the Lowell Sun for 40 years as the circulation director and advertising manager. Jimmy is remembered by his family as a loving and generous man whose favorite thing was spending time with his grandchildren and daughter.

"Pa" would always drop everything to help his family. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his wife, daughter and grandchildren. His grandkids were the highlight of his life. Pa would get so much joy taking them to places like Great Wolf Lodge, The North Conway Grand, new restaurants and anywhere else he got to spend time and make memories with them. His family was everything to him.

Besides his beloved and devoted wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband Jennifer and Thomas Fletcher of Litchfield, NH, two brothers, John and his wife Deborah Bukala of Lowell, MA, and David Bukala and his companion Heather Lindberg of Lowell, MA, a grandson, Ben Fletcher of Litchfield, NH, two granddaughters, Emily and Lily Fletcher both of Litchfield, NH, Mother and Father in law, Theresa and Fred Roberts of Chelmsford, MA, and many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Notice

BUKALA, James Richard Bukala, 67, of Hudson,NH died on Friday, August 20 2021. Wake-Thursday August 26 2021 10-12AM at Dolan Funeral Home , 106 Middlesex St, Chelmsford, MA. Followed by a funeral service. Followed by burial at St Patrick's Cemetery in Hudson, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to The Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Rd Manchester,NH.

Published by Lowell Sun on Aug. 25, 2021.
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Aug
26
Wake
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA
Aug
26
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA
Aug
26
Burial
St Patrick's Cemetery
Hudson, NH
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Betty Very sad to hear of the loss of Jim. He worked very hard at the Lowell Sun. One of the best. I really enjoyed working with him.
George Hamel
August 29, 2021
Jimmy was a good friend while growing up with a kind heart and great laugh. Rest in peace.
Dave McKean
August 26, 2021
I´m sorry Betty.
Larry Kelley
August 26, 2021
So many wonderful memories of Jimmy growing up in Centralville. He always brought happiness, laughter, and joy into our home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bob & Mary ( Markiewicz ) Cotter
Friend
August 26, 2021
I´ve never met a nicer man. As one of his patients, I always enjoyed my visits with him. I´m so sorry for your loss.
Tony Vieira
August 26, 2021
"Jimmy B" and I were great friends through our school years and beyond. We shared lots of great adventures and I will always remember his sense of humor and kindness to others. My thoughts are with his family and friends...
Joe Markiewicz
August 26, 2021
Our sincere Condolences to Betty Jen and all of the family. I pray for your strength through this very difficult time.
Michael & Denise Tierney
August 25, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Bobbi Britt
Family
August 25, 2021
Betty and family So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
Chaplain Claire Couillard
August 25, 2021
Betty, Jen and family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Knew Jim from the Sun and he was the most kind and caring person that I knew. Hope all the good memories will help you through the days ahead. You are loved by many and Jim will be missed by many. Lots of Love
Rosemarie Frechette
Work
August 25, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Prayers and light to all his family and friends during this very difficult time. A great man with a great heart.
Lynda Vallatini
Work
August 25, 2021
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