Albert James's Story
Lt. Col. and Captain Albert James “Jim” Tagg, Sr., 83, of Hampton Falls, N.H., passed away March 25, 2017, in Tampa, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on April 21, 1934, in Beverly, Mass., the son of Thomas and Nora Freer Tagg. He graduated from Topsfield High School in 1952. After graduation he joined the Air Force and learned to fly over a dozen military aircraft before retiring as a Lt. Col., flying the F101 Voodoo jet fighter and part of the First Intercept Squadron based out of Bangor, Maine. While based at Loring AFB, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Husson College and met his wife, Sue. He married Susan Files Tagg at All Souls Church, Bangor on September 25, 1964. Jim and Sue enjoyed raising their family in Hampton Falls, N.H. Before retiring from the Air Force, Jim began a long career in the commercial airline industry at first flying DC-3s for Northeast Airlines and eventually retiring as a Captain with Delta Airlines, flying Boeing 767 ERs around the world. After Jim and Sue retired, they spent time maintaining their home in Hampton Falls, N.H., and riding motorcycles, wintering and traveling on their motor coach in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and sailing the coast of Maine out of Boothbay Harbor, where Jim enjoyed being a member and Past Commodore of the Down East Yacht Club. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Susan Files Tagg; his father, Thomas Tagg; his mother, Nora Tagg; brother, George Tagg. He is survived by his three sons, Jim Tagg, Jr. and wife, Kimberly of Tampa, Fla., Richard Tagg of Walnut Creek, Calif., Steven Tagg and wife, Keri Tagg of Newmarket, N.H.; granddaughters, McKenna and Paige Tagg; grandsons, James Tagg III and Clark Tagg; his sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Ralph Titus of Rowley, Mass.; sisters-in-law, Liz Tagg of Seabrook, N.H., Judi Stevens of Yarmouth, Maine and Debbie Dumas of Scarborough, Maine; and brother-in-law, Kip Files of Rockland, Maine.
A private memorial services will be held in New Hampshire and Maine this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa. www.blountcurrymacdill.com.
Published on  April 3, 2017