FREEPORT — Mary A. James, 87, died Nov. 25 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.
She was born in Woodland, a daughter of Paul M. and Susan (Bires) Ivanisin and graduated from local schools.
During World War II she was a drill press operator and inspector for airplane parts for General Electric in Bridgeport, Conn.
In 1946 she married Charles A. James of Woodland.
For many years she and her husband enjoyed bowling at the Spednic Club of Woodland and golfing at the St. Croix Country Club in Calais. Over the years they won many trophies and tournaments in Maine and and Canada.
She was an active member of St. James Greater Catholic Church of Woodland and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her interests included dining out with friends, knitting, reading and listening to music.
In 1999 she moved to Freeport where she was a member of St. Jude’s Parish, made many new friends and enjoyed the town’s restaurants and shops.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles “Sharkey” James, her grandson, Michael J. Kenny, her sister, Anne Wormell, her brother Michael Ivanisin and her brother-in-law, P. G. Wormell.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn A. Kenny and husband Bill of Cumberland Foreside; a grandson, Timothy Kenny of Colorado; her sister-in-law, Evelyn Ivanisin of Holden, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Freeport Community Library, 5 Library Dr., Freeport, ME 04032 for the purchase of large print books in remembrance of her love of reading.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.