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James Louis Jossick

November 10, 1934 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 87)

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James L. Jossick (Jim), 87 of Kensington New Hampshire passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts on Sunday May 29, 2022, after a brief illness. James loved his family and was a devoted husband to Maria K. Simms with whom together they shared 10 children. Jim raised most of his children in Newtown, CT which he held fondly in his heart before moving to New Hampshire.

Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT on November 10, 1934, to Louis A. Jossick and Helen J. Jossick (Murzyn). He attended Fairfield Preparatory School in Fairfield, CT 1948-1951 and graduated from Harding High School in 1952. He was a graduate of Louisiana Christian University in Pineville, Louisiana in 1956 where he studied and received a BS in Chemical Engineering specializing in Metallurgy. He was immediately employed by Handy & Harman in Fairfield, CT. Jim Co-founded Connecticut Engineering Associates Corporation in Sandy Hook and worked there until the mid-1980's. He moved to New Hampshire in 1985 and started a new manufacturing business located in an old sawmill called Omni Technologies. He was very successful and he then purchased commercial buildings and a beautiful residential property near the coast. Jim's business grew and he moved the business to Epping, NH. He was awarded several patents, most notable is an aluminum braze - the primary reason we don't see cars overheating anymore! Jim sold his business in 2008 and then began 02211 Management & Design Technologies LLC in 2011.

Jim loved to debate politics with his sons or anyone else he could find to listen. He made every effort to attend his children and grandchildren's sporting events and performances. He also enjoyed watching all sports, especially the NY Giants, NY Yankees, NY Rangers, soccer, and golf. He was also a great athlete himself in playing football in high school and in college as a quarterback. In his later years he enjoyed a game of golf.

James is survived by his loving wife Maria K. Simms; his eight children, James L. Jossick Jr, Lorraine M. Weber and her husband Tom, Daniel J. Jossick, Sandra J. Anderson and her husband Gordon, Ami T. Conlan and her husband Timothy, David J. Jossick, Kenneth J. Jossick and Elizabeth M. Jossick; two stepdaughters: Shannon Stillings and her husband Kris and their children Hayley and Tessa, Molly Sullivan and her daughter Reilly Sanders; and sister-in-law Carol Jossick. Jim had 10 grandchildren: Lindsay Lara and her husband Carlos, Sophia Jossick, Charmaine Jossick, Andrew Conlan and his wife Emily, Eric Conlan, Brandon Jossick, Jonathan Jossick, Kevin Jossick and his wife Ashley, Jay Weber and Tom Weber, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews that he truly adored.Besides his parents Jim was also predeceased by his first wife Theresa A. Jossick (Spinelli), siblings Robert T. Jossick, Nancy Moran (Jossick), Gerald R. Jossick and Raymond E. Jossick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Campus of Midd-South Catholic Parish, 910 Main St, South, Southbury, CT. Visitation will be 10:00 - 10:45 AM prior to Mass. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, South Main St., Newtown, CT.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in James L. Jossick's memory to Hawleyville Fire department, 34 Hawleyville Road, Newtown CT https://hawleyvillefire.com or to Sandy Hook Promise https://takeaction.sandyhookpromise.org. The Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury was entrusted with arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit: www.CarpinoCares.com.

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Services

Public Visitation
Thursday
June 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
June 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Graveside Service
Thursday
June 2, 2022

12:30 PM
Resurrection Cemetery
208 S Main St
Newtown, CT 06470

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