James “Jim” Chagnon
November 8, 1950—August  21, 2023

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our former patrollers James “Jim” Chagnon of Southington, CT, who passed away on August 21, 2023, at his home. He patrolled at Mt. Southington in CT between 1970-1986, became a Senior Alpine Patroller in 1972, and served as a hill captain for the patrol.

Jim was employed by Medtronic as a well-respected software engineer for many years until his retirement. .Jim was an avid golfer and skier, and a diehard Red Sox fan, but his true joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a fixture at grandkids’ sporting events, school ceremonies, and parties. Jim was a selfless person who would treat anyone he met as if they were family. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.

Born November 8, 1950, in Meriden, he was the son of Margaret (Gutman) Murphy of Winter Haven, FL, and the late James R. Chagnon. He is survived by his children, Gregory Chagnon and wife Jill of Danvers, MA, and Marci Quinn of Manhasset, NY; five grandchildren, Connor, Evan, Bryce, Aidan, and Grace; and his sister, Sandra Burr of Nashville, TN. He was predeceased by his brother Charles Chagnon.

Services for Jim were held privately with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Jimmy Fund or the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.