Fitchburg- James Edward Touchette, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 28, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. James was born on April 21, 1964, in Fitchburg, MA, son of the late Raymond and Louise Touchette.
James’ memory will be cherished by his wife and high school sweetheart, Darlene (Goguen) Touchette, and their two children: Christen Gertsen (Touchette) and husband, Thaddeus, of Athol, and Michael Touchette and fiancé, Stephanie, of Fitchburg. He will be missed by his two sisters, his brother, nieces, nephews, close friends, and his beloved dog, Dusty.
James greatly enjoyed life. He will be remembered by his infectious smile, his good nature, and his blue eyes. James loved to be outdoors, whether it be at his cabin in Maine or cruising the Atlantic Ocean with family. He liked riding his ATV, fishing, Nascar, trips to Canada for a good donair, and spending time with friends and family.
James was employed by Fitchburg Heating and Air Conditioning for several years and took pride in his work and his ability to help others. He was known as a jack of all trades and could be found tinkering with cars, bikes, RVs, tractors, ATVs, or lawn mowers. He had a strong love for animals, and enjoyed watching his grand dogs, Marley, Bayleigh, Finster, and Max.
James was a kind, loving, and generous person throughout his life. He was always ready to help family, friends, and acquaintances no matter what time of day or night. If someone needed him, he was there.
Funeral services are private.
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