- James Freeman Closson, 79, passed away peacefully Christmas evening after ending his long battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. He was born an April Fools baby in 1937, the son of Elizabeth (Starkey) and Harry Closson.
He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School. James was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U S Air Force. He was an accomplished welder retiring from Pratt & Whitney. An avid fisherman "Jimmy" was most known for his never ending sense of humor and natural ability to make people laugh.
He is survived by his brother, Charles Chattley, Jr.; many nieces, nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in his journey by his parents; stepfather, Charles Chattley, Sr.; adoring wife, Erma Closson; loving sister, Judith Lindsey.
Services will be private.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  December 31, 2016