James Ernest Luchford lifelong Fitchburg resident passed away peacefully on Sunday November 25th at the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Gardner MA. Born September 24, 1952 to William T. and Nancy E. Luchford Jim is survived by his 2 brothers; Thomas Luchford of Fitchburg, David Luchford and wife Elizabeth of Templeton, 2 sisters; June DiFranco (Jims Twin) and husband Arthur of Gardner, and Lynn Gebhardt, her children Robert Gebhardt, Sheryl Sanchez and husband Miguel of Fitchburg, foster sister Pam Green and husband Peter of MD, their children Billy and Mallory, 2 Aunts Ruth Luchford of W. Acton, Marion Luchford of Leominster, and great memories of his many cousins.
Jim was talented and very smart in his former technical life; He was employed for many years at the former Data General Computer Mfg Co. of Northborough MA within the Engineering Development Group as a data systems trouble shooter, a job he absolutely loved, and similarly with Brandeis University before that. Jim was a graduate of Fitchburg High School, then CETA computer training program, and attended Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State College.
Jim was an avid movie fan, he enjoyed science fiction and books, computer gaming clubs, witty Garfield and Peanuts comic strips, and any intellectual or fun conversation as he got along with everybody. Jim had a great sense of humor and even poked fun at himself often referring his name as “just-Jim” which fit him just fine. Jim loved being around his family and siblings for their combined dry sense of humor and laughter, including this past Thanksgiving that he immensely enjoyed and still talked about hours before his passing..
Services will be arranged at a later date at the family’s decision through Bosk Funeral Home for burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg. In Lieu of flowers please donate in Jim’s name to a diabetis research charity of your choice..