James Lufkin Obituary, Death – James L. Lufkin, age 79, of Lewiston, died away in the comfort of his own home on Friday, March 24, 2023. He was accompanied by his devoted family at the time of his passing. He was the son of Lowell B. Lufkin and Evelyn (Parker) Lufkin and was born in Brewer on September 14, 1943. His mother’s maiden name was Parker. James graduated from Bangor High School in 1961 and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in music from the Northern College of Music in Bangor the following year,
in 1966. James completed his schooling at Bangor Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1977. After graduating from the seminary, James went on to devote the rest of his life to the ministry, serving as a minister at several Methodist and Baptist churches around the state for over 40 years. He wed Kathryn Jean Taylor on August 14, 1963, in her hometown of West Southport, Maine, and the ceremony took place there. His passions ranged from music to art, photography to painting, history to genealogy, computers to technology,
and even golf to motorcycle. He was a guy of many interests. He and his wife had a tradition of going to the White Mountains every year, and when he wasn’t working, you could frequently find him there with a camera in his hand, looking for inspiration for the next painting he would create. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Lufkin, as well as his three daughters and their spouses:
Cindy Lufkin of Bangor, Vikki DiMarco and her husband Tony of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Heidi Thompson and her husband John of Bangor. His wife Kathryn Lufkin was by his side when he passed away. Jim was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren and great-grandfather of five more. Christopher Lehto of Belton, Texas, Eric Thompson of Warren, Jeffrey Thompson of Bangor, and Juli Williamson of Nashua, New Hampshire were his grandchildren, and Eric Thompson, Jeffrey Thompson, and Juli Williamson were his great-grandchildren. Together with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John H. Lufkin, his sister-in-law Charlotte (Billington) Lufkin, and his granddaughter Kathryn Ann Williamson. His parents passed away while he was a little child.