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James W. Dame

April 27, 1935 ~ January 23, 2018 (age 82)

James W. Dame, 82, of Saco died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Seal Rock Health Care, Saco surrounded by his family.  He was born April 27, 1935 in Westbrook, a son of Alfred O. and Beatrice C. (Doucette) Dame and grew up in Westbrook with his five sisters and two brothers. He attended Westbrook, Deering, and Gorham schools.


Mr. Dame served in the U.S. Army 1954-1956 and the U.S. Air Force 1958-1976, retiring as a Master Sergeant.  He was then employed with West Point Stevens in Biddeford for over 18 years as Manager of Computer Operations retiring in 1994.


James was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching all college and professional sports, especially following the New England teams. He enjoyed spending time on his computer connecting with old and new friends throughout the US and beyond.


Surviving are:

          1 son, Stephen A. Dame and his wife Debra of Ft. Fairfield

          1 daughter, Carmen Gawronski and her husband Robert of Saco

          his wife Claire Dame of Biddeford

          a brother, Leonard Tiedwell of Westbrook

          a sister, Genie Tiedwell of Cumberland

5 grandchildren:     Alexandria and Stephanie Dame, Samantha Ruiz, and Jennifer and Robert Gawronski

2 great grandchildren: Alcides and Temperance Ruiz

5 nieces and 9 nephews


Predeceased are his sisters June Arey, Fay Camire, Joyce Gallant, and Anna Gilman and his brother George Tiedwell.


Visiting hours will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME. Burial will be in the spring in Arlington National Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit


The family would like to express their gratitude for the special care provided by the Seal Rock Healthcare team and Beacon Hospice. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association - Seal Rock Team for 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, c/o Seal Rock Healthcare, 88 Harbor Drive, Saco, ME 04072

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