James Boucree Obituary

James Joseph  Boucree
James Joseph Boucree

January 30, 1924 - August 2, 2015
Born in New Orleans, LA
Resided in Cupertino, CA


James Joseph Boucree passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug 2, 2015 at the age of 91. A native of New Orleans, LA, he resided in Santa Clara County for the last 50 years. His love of flying and adventure spawned a naval career, which would last 22 years, involving numerous aircraft squadrons, aircraft carriers, and Naval Air Stations; and take him around the world in the service of his country. James started his Navy career in WWII as Naval Aviation Cadet, and was then commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. He went on to become an accomplished fighter pilot, flying over twenty-five different aircraft from the WWII F6-F Hellcat and F8-F Bearcat, to A1 Skyraiders in the Korean conflict, to Vietnam-era F4-H Phantoms. After retiring from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, James worked for the city of San Jose for over twenty years as a traffic engineer, where he was valued for his sense of humor and analytical mind. He was an active member of the St Joseph of Cupertino parish, and participated in many parish activities over the years. Family was always his first priority, and he enjoyed family gatherings, and camping with friends, and neighbors. He passed on his love of travel, constant curiosity, positive outlook, and sense of humor to all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, he was beloved by all who knew him.
James was preceded in death by Gloria (Triche) Boucree, his loving and supportive wife of 69 years. He is survived by: children Raymond Boucree and his wife Millie of Chula Vista, CA, Jean Thompson-Bowers of San Diego, CA, Thomas Boucree and his wife Judy of Auburn, CA, Mary Callahan and her husband James of Campbell, CA, Paul Boucree and his wife Sally of Chula Vista, CA; fifteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 A.M at St. Joseph of Cupertino Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, CA.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers to send donations to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, or The American Stroke Association.

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Funeral Mass
St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish
10110 N. DeAnza Blvd
Cupertino, CA
Saturday, August 15, 2015
10:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Los Altos,
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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