Michael Calvin James, 80, passed away on Monday September 5, 2022 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Michael was born in St. Stephen on March 24, 1942, son of Arnold Lewis James and Dorothy Winnifred (Goode) James.
Michael graduated from Woodland High School, Class of 1960, he then devoted the rest of his life to raising a family with his wife Marilyn, working with tools, and being a problem solver; he was a loving man to his family and friends. Michael worked at the Woodland Mill as an electrician and eventually opening James Electric Laundry Shop and Car Wash in Baileyville. Michael was a hard worker who loved working in his shop with Marylin, creating ingenious mechanisms, was a volunteer firefighter, operated a ham radio station, and was a member of IBEW for 39 years.
Michael was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Dorothy, his sister Judy Norko, and his sister-in-law Carolyn James. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Noreen James, his sons John Michael James and wife Nancy of Princeton, and Timothy Steven James and wife Jennifer of Calais. His brothers ‘Jimmy’ Arnold Jr. James and partner Patsy, and Tom James and wife Anne. His brother-in-law Paul Norko. His grandchildren Andrew James and wife Ashley, Holly Parsons and husband Max, Thomas Stanhope and partner Chandler Gallant, Casey Donovan and wife Mariah, Kylie Donovan and partner Marcus, two great grandchildren Griffin and Quincy, and his many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 11am at the Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family hopes you will send a donation to the ARK Animal Shelter in Cherryfield. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home Calais & Eastport.