John J. Bougeno, 76, a resident of Paducah for 60 years, died at 2:45 a. m. today at his residence in the Elizabeth apartments, South Fifth, following a short illness. Mr. Bougeno was stricken while at dinner with his family Monday night.

Mr. Bougeno was born in Toronto, Canada, the eldest son of William and Ortance Bougeno, pioneer citizens of Paducah. In his early boyhood he was associated with his father in the grocery business.

He was a member of the First Baptist church. He and Mrs. Bougeno would have observed their Golden Wedding anniversary had he lived until June 8.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Frances Kramer Bougeno, and the following children: Mrs. J. D. Holstenberg, Fulton, Ky., Mrs. Joe Aquino, of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. W. C. Tichenor, of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. H. G. Kneer of Paducah, and William, John, Jr., Herbert and Frank Bougeno, all of Paducah. He also leaves five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at Roth chapel with the Rev. A. Warren Huyck officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: L. B. Holt, Jess Thurman, E. O. Meacham, Ed Seamon, Harry Bougeno and David Yeiser. Friends may call at Roth chapel.

Source: Bill & Sandy Miklavic, sent via email 7 Feb 2002.

Note: John Joseph Bougeno died on Friday, April 12, 1940. According to this article, he fell ill on Monday, April 8, 1940.

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