Loving husband, father, and grandfather
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.
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.