This email is written to inform you that we have experienced a loss in the E.O. Smith Community. Last night, business teacher James Allard passed away unexpectedly. Jim was a beloved teacher to a large numbers of students over the years. His business law classes where extremely popular and always over-enrolled. Among the faculty, Jim was greatly appreciated for his wonderful sense of humor and uncanny ability to sing in a manner that made you think you were listening to “Johnny Mathis.” He will be greatly missed by everyone in the E.O. Smith Community. Funeral arrangements will be aired on Channel 17 once they become available.
Calling hours for Jim Allard will be held Thursday, 8/17 from 5-8 at Potter’s Funeral Home. The service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, 46 North Eagleville Road, Storrs on Friday, 8/18 at 10:30. Burial will be next to the church at Storrs Cemetery and lunch will be served at St. Thomas Student Center following the burial.
FYI, Laurie and Jim’s family are requesting that in lieu of flowers, they would prefer that donations may be made to:
James Allard Scholarship Fund/E. O. Smith School Bank
Edwin O. Smith High School
1235 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06268
Here is the link to the obituary from Potter’s web page: