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James A. Tufts
February 19, 1942
December 28, 2018



    OXFORD – James A. Tufts, 76, Passed away December 28, 2018 at Androscoggin Hospice House after a 15-year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born February 19, 1942 in Lewiston Maine, the son of Linwood and Vera (Strout) Tufts.
    James graduated from UMA with an associate degree in Human Services. He served 4 years in the US Army, 8 Years in the US Air Force and two tours in Vietnam.  After serving 12 years in the military, he pursued his love for truck driving.
    July 10, 1970, he married Anita Verrill and settled in Oxford Hills, they celebrated 48 years of marriage in July.  James was a loyal member of the VFW post no. 9787 of South Paris and a lifetime member of the DAV and a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Scottie, his uncle Bill and his favorite Aunt Dora.
    Surviving in addition to his wife Anita (Verrill) Tufts are his daughter Karen McBride and husband Danny, sons Marvin Tufts, Donald Black and wife Kathy, Edwin Black and Michael Tufts, 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, one brother Ansel Tufts and wife Cindy, One sister Maxine Baker and husband George and many nieces and nephews.
    A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday January 1st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 315 Skeetfield Road, Oxford ME. Interment will be at the Veteran Cemetery in Augusta.
    In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donations to the: The Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347.


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