James A. Sands

Life Story

James A. Sands, 76, of 10 Oak Park, Lewiston, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Lewiston on January 11, 1941, he was the son of Arthur F. and Emma Rose Carrigan Sands. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Edward Little High School. He was very athletic as a young man, and played basketball and other sports in high school. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force, and then returned to Maine. He worked several different jobs over the years, including manning the bus station ticket counter. Jimmy enjoyed playing cards, pool, and betting on horse racing, and loved all sports, especially basketball, football, and boxing. Most of all, Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his daughter and granddaughter, especially going out to eat. Survivors include a daughter, Misty Doucette and longtime companion Dan Boone of Auburn, a brother, John Sands of Auburn, and a granddaughter, Emma Jones. A special thank you from Jimmy’s family to Willy Morrissette Jr. and Eddie Fournier for being by his side until the end.

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