BANGOR – Jean-Pierre Rougny “J-P,” 80, died May 2, 2010, from lung disease. A New York executive for a global chemical company, Rhone-Poulenc, he lived in Manhattan, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Princeton, N.J., before retiring to Maine in 1984. He was happiest in paint-spattered jeans at the top of a ladder or mowing fields with his 1954 John Deere tractor. A devoted Anglophile, he drove a 1965 Land Rover for 20 years and soon after retirement spent three months walking from one end of London to the other and three more hiking the Cornish Coastal Path with his wife, Paula. He always read two books at once and often had an Airedale terrier at his side. A man of few words who had a gigantic heart, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Paula Boyer Rougny; three children, Pierre Rougny and his wife, Elizabeth, of Stetson, Juliette “Joujou” Rougny and her husband, Ralph, of Boston and Sarah Rougny of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; his sister, Francoise of Boston and his brother-in-law, Bill Boyer, of Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren, Hannah, Shiphrah, Max, Isaiah, Phineus “Phin,” Jennifer, Laurel, Hufford “Ford” and Charleston “Charlie.” Gratitude is extended to the staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center who provided compassionate and thoughtful care to J-P and his family.
Posted May 03, 2010, at 7:27 p.m.