James Maxwell Burns, Jr.
RUMFORD -- James Maxwell Burns, Jr., 84, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2012 at the Rumford Hospital .
He was a lifelong resident of Mexico. James was born in Rumford on January 2, 1928, the son of J. Maxwell Burns and Marion (Welch) Burns. He attended Mexico schools and graduated from Mexico High School with the Class of 1946.
Jim served two years in the U.S. Navy. On August 27, 1950 at the Rumford Franklin Street Methodist Church, he married Barbara J. Lloyd.
He retired from Boise Cascade Paper Group of Rumford with 40 years of service as assistant foreman in the wood yard. He was a member of the 25-40 Year Club of Retired Boise Cascade employees.
Bud, as he was called, was a devoted husband. He was a special dad, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was an outdoors man who loved nature. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in Maine, Alaska, Northern Quebec, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He especially enjoyed his hunting trips to Loon Lodge in Northern Maine with his sons.
Bud also enjoyed gardening, snowmobiling and spending time with his friends at his camp at Worthley Pond.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Lloyd Burns of Mexico; two sons, James M. Burns III and his wife, Linda of Rumford, Scott L. Burns and his wife, Becky of Russelville, KY; one daughter, Bonny L. Beausoleil and her husband, Patrick of Calais and St. Stephen, N.B., Canada.
He was known as “Grampy” and the “Old Grampy” to his grand and great-grandchildren, Kassie Elliott and her husband, Brandon of Dixfield, Linnea Burns of Rumford, Brent Hinton and his wife, Amy and children Jordan, Abagayle and Brady Hinton of Lewisburg, KY, Dana Street and her husband, Trevor and children Joshua, Jacob, Devan and his wife, Yesenra and son Alexander of Louisville, KY, Kaylee Disher and her husband, Brian, Aimee Beausoleil and her son, Tanner of St. Stephen, N.B., Canada. He is also survived by several fond nieces and nephews.
James was predeceased by his father and mother, and brothers, Richard Burns of Ocean City, MD and Gerald Burns of Gray.
The family would like to thank Dr. Deluca, Dr. Ledesma and the caring staff of the Rumford Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Erickson and the Oncology group for their excellent care and compassion.