James W. Stetson, 75, died Feb. 14, 2022 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
Jim was born Feb. 25, 1946 in Augusta, Maine to George and Leona Stetson. Jim grew up in Wiscasset and graduated from Wiscasset High School class of 1966. Jim served in the U.S. Navy. Following his years of service, Jim joined his family’s business, Wiscasset Hardware, where he worked for many years. He later opened his own business, Jim’s Appliance Repair, where he passionately grew his services and community connections throughout the Midcoast region.
Jim was a strong, family and work-oriented man who never complained. He made it through many life challenges with a great sense of humor, always trying to make people laugh, and had a natural gift of storytelling. He enjoyed spending his spare time with his family. Jim loved line dancing, country music and he had an amazing singing voice. He also enjoyed classic cars and riding his motorcycle with his brothers.
He married Alma Stetson and they made their home in Edgecomb, Maine. They attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Boothbay Harbor. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family.
Jim was predeceased by his parents and by brother, Bancroft Stetson.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Stetson of Edgecomb and their children Jimiah and Joshua Stetson, his daughter, Sarah Stetson of Florida, son Joel Stetson of Oregon, as well as his brothers, George Stetson of Belgrade, David Stetson of Wiscasset, and sister, Marcia Snow of West Bath. Jim also has three grandchildren, Victoria Rackliff, Loren Blackman and Tyler Blackman of Florida.
Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Maine. A remembrance service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Hall Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be held in the spring at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset, Maine.
Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Maine Cancer Foundation. 170 US Rte 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Boothbay. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com