OLD TOWN - James A. Burr, 73, passed away March 29, 2015 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, with family by his side. He was born in Old Town, January 8, 1942 a son of Alfred M and Leonardean J (Lozier) Burr.
Jim graduated from Old Town High, Class of 1960, he joined the Army National Guard and was a member of the 195th Army Band. At the age of 19, he went to work for New England Tel and Tel, where he was employed for 30 years. In 1963, he married Diane (Fish) and have been married for 51 years. Jim was a dedicated and loving family man. He was a collector of coins for many years and following retirement bought Down East Coins and Collectibles in Bangor. He thoroughly enjoyed this business and the wonderful and caring people that worked with him, Frank and Dixie Barrone. Jim would patiently put together and fly RC Model Airplanes and enjoyed woodworking and turning pens for American Heritage. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and faithfully followed the University of Maine Women's basketball games. His passion in the summer was playing golf at Hidden Meadows with his buddies Ron Morin and David Nadeau. For many years he and Diane would spend some winter months in Largo ad Bradenton, Florida with his children and grandchildren. He was affectionately known to all his buddies in Florida as "Pally".
He is survived by his wife Diane of Old Town; son Allen M Burr of Largo, FL, daughter Vicki (Burr) Pomfret and her husband Robert of Bradenton, FL; brother Robert M Burr and his wife Hannelore of Greenacres, FL, sister Catherine L. Lauhon of Old Town; grandchildren Brittany N Pomfret of Orlando, FL, LCPL Robert W. Pomfret III, USMC Quantico, VA, and many relatives and friends that were a tremendous support during his battle with cancer.
Friends may call 6-8PM Wednesday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where a celebration of Jim's life will be conducted 2PM Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Ministries 2 Wood St Old Town, ME 04468 or to a charity of one's choice.