James L. Cosgrove

Life Story

James Leo Cosgrove, 91, of Lewiston, died Sunday February 11, 2018 in South Paris at the Maine Veterans Home. He was was born at his family home in Strawberry Patch, Lewiston, August 23rd, 1926. He had a passion for sports throughout his life. His earliest memories were of pick-up baseball and hockey games with neighborhood friends. He was very proud of being a part of St. Patrick’s School’s winning baseball team in the early 30’s. He was an undefeated professional boxer using the alias Jimmy Mason and captain of the St. Patrick’s bowling and golf leagues.  He moved to Connecticut for work and lived there before and after serving his country in the Korean war. He returned to Lewiston after his father’s passing to take care of his mother. Jimmy met his wife, Evelyn Ferguson at a Lewiston hockey game. After a short courtship they married and lived a happy life in Sabattus. During this time, he worked at Bath Iron Works in the electrical department. He played golf at Apple Valley and won the the Bath Iron Works league golf championship. He loved hockey and had a season pass with his friend Bert Gendron to both the Nordiques and the Maineiacs. He will be remembered as a kind and loving man. He is survived by his step-son Frank “Skip” Mills Jr., nieces and nephews from the Cosgrove, Maybury, Bouchard and Cameron families. Predeceased by his parents, Bernie and Katie Cosgrove, wife, Evelyn Cosgrove, step-daughter Linda Soto, three sisters; Etta Maybury, Mary Bouchard, Theresa Cameron and two brothers; Mike Cosgrove and Buddy Cosgrove.

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