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16 Pleasant Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-9311
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James Howard

James Arthur "Big Jim" Howard

Monday, March 8th, 1943 - Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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James A. “Big Jim” Howard - age 77, of Ginger Place, died unexpectedly, at his home on March 12, 2020. He was born in Vassalboro, Maine on March 8, 1943. His parents were Harlow and Glenora L. (Glidden) Howard.
Prior to his retirement, Jim was employed for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator by Williams Construction, later known as Ferraiolo Construction and subsequently State Paving.
Jim enjoyed the outdoors and found contentment watching wildlife and grooming trails. With an affinity for cars, Jim joined the Northeast Cruisers Car Club and Maine Street Machines. Jim never met a stranger, he could strike up a conversation with anyone and never ran out of things to say.
Big Jim was predeceased by his parents, and by a son, Eddie Tourigny.
Surviving is his wife , Helen (Edwards) Perry of Sidney, ME.; two sons: James G. Howard of Topsham, ME., and Ray Tourigny of Durham, ME.; three daughters: Pamela Ann Yenco of West Bowdoin, ME., Ginger Howard of Thomaston, ME. and Lori Padden of Hallowell, ME.; a nephew, Walter “Gator” Willey of Fairfield, ME.; eight grandsons: Mark A. Padilla of Kingsland, GA., Parker J. Howard of Topsham, ME., Tyler J. Howard of Patchogue, NY., Joshua N. Underhill of Gardiner, ME., Jesse S. Tozier of Augusta, ME., Kameron J. Tourigny of New Port Richey, FL., Samuel R. Tourigny of Durham, ME., and Camden E. Tourigny of Durham, ME.; two granddaughters: Brooke N. Howard of Topsham, ME., and Kalie A. Tourigny of Augusta, ME.; seven great grandchildren and a loving Bruno Howard.
Words from his wife: “Big Jim, I will love you and miss you forever! -Your Babe” .

I wish I could see you one more time,
Come walking through the door…
But I know that is impossible
I will hear your voice no more.

I know you can feel my tears
And you don’t want me to cry,
Yet my heart is broken because
I can’t understand why someone
So precious had to die.

I pray that God will give me strength
And somehow get me through…
As I struggle with the heartache
That came When I Lost You.

There are no public visiting hours and no public funeral services scheduled. Memorial donations can be made to your local Humane Society. A Celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta, Maine.
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Cecilia Gadouas

Posted at 02:06pm
Helen and family, So sorry for your loss. Tho I never met "big Jim", he seems like a great guy who loved life and his family and gave them many memories to hold on to. Peace CeeWee Gadouas East Providence, RI

Darlene Farrington

Posted at 10:35pm
My dear papa Jim I would call ya my hubby and I adore you. We use to rent from you good talks goods times. You will surly be missed say hi to my hubby mark for me I guess God needed another angel. Gone but never forgotten. RIP my friend. DARLENE FARRINGTON.

Lily (Michaud)Hanning

Posted at 03:22pm
Jim was my cousin and anyone who tried to mess with me in school would run He was an avid fan of rebuilding old cars when he was young One time he came down the road to my home to chase a bat out of the house Jim wasn’t fond of haying but liked jumping into it Jim had friends and the group wore matching jackets 4ACES group they had 1952-57 cars When he smiled so did everyone else Godbless his soul in heaven and sorry for your loss to family and friends sorry Ginger so sad

Dena DeLucia-Pryzgoda

Posted at 03:09pm
My condolences to all. I have such fond memories of Jim that will stay with me always. He was always making me laugh and always so kind to me

Larry Rideout

Posted at 06:24am
RIP my friend You are a wonderful memory. Larry Rideout

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