James T. James, 61

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James T. James

PORTLAND — James T.  “Jimmy” James, 61, formally of Windham and Gray, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

He was born in Portland, on Feb. 10, 1952, the son on John J. Sr. and Grace L. (Moreau) James.

Jimmy grew up in the Windham area and attended Pride’s Training School in South Portland until he was 18. Early in life, Jimmy was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. He struggled with many health issues, but was a strong fighter who never complained, nor gave up. Jimmy loved his Boston Red Sox. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, the New England Patriots and ice skating.

Jimmy is survived by his three brothers, John J. James Jr. of Aguanga, Calif., Peter J. James of Windham and Jesse D. James of Pahrump, Nev.; four sisters, Donna J. Keaten of Gray, Johanna E. Smith of Naples, Phoebe J. Bernier of Gray and Jacklyn L. Allen of Gray; several nieces and nephews.

Jimmy is predeceased by his parents.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service followed the visitation in the chapel. Burial will be in the spring at St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Those who wish may make a memorial donation in Jimmy’s honor to: The Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718.

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