James G. Maghery, age 66, of Wallingford, formerly of Hamden, passed away May 1, 2009 at the Midstate Medical Center. Jim is the husband of Mary Anne Burke Maghery; father of Erin Maghery of Wallingford and Denis Maghery of Lubeck, Germany; brother of the late William and Alfred Sullivan and Frances McDonough; brother in-law of Rita Sullivan of Hamden and Eileen Hart of Fort Meyers, FL. Jim is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in New Haven on June 13, 1942 he was a son of the late James G. Maghery, Sr. & Marguerite Collins Maghery. Jim served in the US Army Security Agency in Turkey & Germany. He was employed at Nutmeg International Trucks, of North Haven. He loved U-CONN Basketball, particular the Women's Team and was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved to travel and had visited Ireland, London, Paris, Germany, Austria and many locations within the US. Jim had a special love for children and children adored him. He was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden on Monday at 10:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 AM in the Church of St. Rita, Hamden. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Wallingford. Contributions in his memory may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 or to the Jamie Lynn Sullivan Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 185248, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dear Mary Anne and Erin, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are deeply saddened to hear that Jimmy has left us. Love, Chuck & Joan

  2. Dear Erin and family Please accept our sincerest condolence on the loss of your Dad. We both share in your grief,but be assured that he will rest in peace in the hands of the Lord. We will keep your family in our prayers.(Carolyn’s Mom and Dad)

  3. Dear MaryAnne and Erin, I am so very sorry to hear of Jimmy’s death. I just spoke to Patty and my heart broke hearing the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.. Love, Cherie Ryan

  4. Jim was like a father to me and most of us at Nutmeg.He will be missed dearly.Will miss his two favorite sayings.(I didnt just fall off the turnup truck. And If I get ran over by a bus).I know in my heart he is in a better place.

  5. Erin and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Carolyn (Gersz) Nielsen and family

  6. Dear MaryAnn, Please accept my condolence on the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Theresa

  7. Dear MaryAnne and Erin, I am so saddened to hear about Jim.It is now Sunday evening May 3rd and I just received the news.As you know Jim introduced my wife to me.I’m sure they are up there talking about old times.I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  8. JIM I’M TRULY GOING TO MISS YOU.YOU WERE LIKE A FATHER TO ME I’M GOING TO MISS YOU ALOT.YOU TAUGHT ME ALOT OF THINGS AT WORK AND I’M GOING TO MAKE YOU PROUD. LOVE YOU JIM

  9. No one truly comprehends the loss that you feel, the sadness that you must be going through… And yet, warm thoughts are reaching out in hopes that you will know the strength and comfort that this wishes you. I will truly miss Jimmy’s stories at work, like the time his toupe flew off his head while on a boat. Then a little while later he says .get out of my hair., but Jim you don’t have any. Nutmeg Int’l, North Haven

  10. Dear Maryanne & Erin, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. It is Tuesday and I just heard the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time. Very sincerely, Barbara Snyder

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