1932 – 2015
Woodstock Valley – James “Jim” S. Maynard, 83, of Route 198, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Westview Rehabilitation Center. He was the loving husband of Constance “Connie” (Budrow) Maynard. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Wilfred E. and Eva (Lacroix) Maynard.
Mr. Maynard was a self-employed plumber.
Jim was a proud veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. Irex.
He was a member of the VFW in Putnam and served as the past President for both the Putnam Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Plumbers Association.
He enjoyed waterskiing, cutting wood, people watching, his dogs, and spending time at Crystal Pond in Eastford. Jim will always be remembered for his dry sense of humor.
Jim is survived by his wife; a son Peter Maynard and his companion Barbara Peckham of Eastford; a daughter Ann Marie Maynard of Newington; and several nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter J, Maynard and Wilfred E. Maynard, Jr., a sister Lieutenant Commander Bernice Maynard of the United States Navy, and his trusty pet dog “Poopsie”.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jim’s family from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Bungay Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1256 Rte. 171 Woodstock, CT 06281. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.