James E.


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Caribou - James E. "Jim" Belanger, 70, passed away March 19, 2019 at Van Buren after a long illness. He was born in Caribou, September 1, 1948, the son of John B. and Huberta (Gahagan) Belanger.
Jim was a 1966 graduate of Caribou High School, and in the summer of 2016 was able to help plan and attend his 50th class reunion, which meant the world to him. Following graduation he attended Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, where he earned a degree in Electrical Construction. On August 23, 1969 he married Deena Harmon, and together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage. Most recently Jim was employed at Maine Military Authority, until his retirement in 2011.
Over the years he also worked at, Daigle Oil Co., Ferris Oil, John Noble Construction, Maine Public Service, and Caribou School Department. Throughout his life he was a self-employed farmer, and farming was his lifelong passion. Jim was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Fred V. Brescia Council 1870. Jim was a Sergeant on the Caribou Police Department Reserves from 1980 to 1995, an EMT in Caribou, and held a boiler operator's and trainee plumber's license with the State of Maine. He also was a Future Farmer's of America Member, and was a State of Maine Officer in 1966.
Jim is survived by his wife, Deena, of Caribou, a son, J.R. Belanger and wife Lindsay of Caribou, a daughter, Julie Belanger and her partner Ray Kervin of Linneus, two very special grandsons, Jay and Alex Belanger, three very special bonus grandchildren, Jacob, Autumn, and Emmaleine, all of Caribou, a brother, John P. Belanger and wife Marty of Caribou, a sister, Barbara Frodin of Denver, CO, special cousins, Bob Marquis and family of Frenchville, and Anne Marquis Oliver and family of University Place, WA, a brother-in-law, Paul and wife Loretta Harmon of Sebastian, FL, and a special nephew, Matt Harmon and his family of Hudson, OH. He is also survived by several cousins, and special friends.
Friends may visit with the family Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the funeral home, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11am.
Those who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Belanger may do so through Caribou Little League, PO Box 1331, Caribou, ME 04736 or Borderview Manor Activities, 208 State Street, Van Buren, ME, 04785. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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Geri Martin
Mar 25, 2019
Deena, JR and Julie
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good memories.
Jeff and Gig Currier
Mar 24, 2019
Denna and Family...
Our sincere condolences to you all. We were saddened to read of Jim's passing but know he is farming the best acreage ever now, at peace and with John and his brother and his mother. We know he will be missed by many including us. He was a great man and obviously gave of himself for others. Rest in Peace Jim, until we

meet again...
Barbara tompkins
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing! My thoughts& prayers are with you& your family!!!
Fred & Sandy Gagnon
Mar 20, 2019
Dear Deena, John, and Barb,
Sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dale & Brenda Campbell
Mar 20, 2019
Deena and Family
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good memories.
Mar 20, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss. May you receive strength from loving people around you and from our loving God who truly “cares for you” in your time of need.- 1 Peter 5:6,7. JW.org
Dave and Elaine Olson Donovan .
Mar 20, 2019
Deena, Our hearts go out to you and family. Our lives were enriched for knowing Jim. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dave and Elaine.
Alma Jackson. March 19, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Deena and family,
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
Our Deepest Sympathy to All
Jim always had a story to share no matter where you would meet...especially on hair cut day. A great friend and many laughs.
In the days ahead may you find comfort in the memories that you cherish.
With Love
Steve Sperry and Alma Jackson
Gloria Wright Autrey
Mar 19, 2019
Remembering Jim with fondness and gratitude RIP
Hallie Anderson Milton
Mar 19, 2019
Deena I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 💕😔
Kathy Ouellette
Mar 19, 2019
Deena and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. I will never forget Jim's kindness to me the day of our car accident. I pray you find peace in your memories of the life you shared. God bless you.
Mike and Kathy Ouellette
Bay & Nancy Bubar
Mar 19, 2019
so sorry to learn of Jim's death, he was a nice man. I never
met him that he did not speak, so sorry for your loss Our love to you and family Deena
Curt Culberson
Mar 19, 2019
Deena, sorry to read of Jim’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Jim.
Mar 19, 2019