James Bradford "Jamie" McCann Sr.

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James Bradford "Jamie" McCann Sr., 63

SOUTH CASCO and South Portland - James Bradford "Jamie" McCann Sr., 63, of South Casco and South Portland, passed away Sept. 14, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, with his loving family by his side.

Jamie was born Oct. 15, 1953, in Boston, Mass., the son of Walter V. and Helen B. (Kenyon) McCann.

Growing up, he was an avid swimmer, competing and breaking records in the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events. The medals Jamie earned filled many boxes.

A proud member of the Marines (USMC), "Semper Fidelis," he was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif. He achieved the rank of lance corporal and was a statistics administrator.

He enjoyed driving his convertible on the Pacific Coast Highway and visiting the many Spanish missions, along with all that California had to offer. He was awarded the Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service medal-Rifle Marksman; Rifle Expert.

Jamie moved to Maine in 1975 and attended the University of Southern Maine, and Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (SMVTI), which is now SMCC. His professors recognized his writing ability and they encouraged him to write. He was a good listener and observer with a keen insight into human nature. He was very generous, kind and caring.

Jamie met the love of his life, Linda Ann McCann, in 1977. Together they enjoyed skiing, socializing, traveling, dancing (waiting in line at Studio 54 in New York), and motorcycle riding in Maine and Canada (Jamie later rode with his son).

He was an awesome gardener, growing vegetables, flowers and herbs. He was a wonderful chef, constantly creating delicious dishes.

Jamie and Linda were married and made their home in South Casco for over 33 years, raising two children, Pauline Violet McCann and James Bradford McCann Jr.

He loved being home with his wife and family. The family enjoyed boating in Casco Bay, lobstering, cruises to Boothbay Harbor, the Basin and Sea Ray weekends with Port Harbor Marine. They enjoyed the marina life and brought the kids up boating.

He had a vast and diverse skill set and mechanical aptitude. He could fix anything!

Jamie worked for the City of Portland for over 40 years. He was a dedicated, conscientious, loyal employee, providing steadfast service to the Water Resources Department. He approached all tasks with a no-nonsense, common sense attitude.

Jamie loved history and his office area could always be found surrounded by photographs of construction projects as far back as the early 1900s. When he worked on 17 Arbor Street in Portland, he had "Engine Company Number Nine Firehouse" added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. He was proud of this accomplishment. He had many ongoing certifications through the years.

Jamie was predeceased by his parents, and five siblings: Walter V. Jr., William K., Peter J., Elizabeth K. (Betsy) Haas, and Richard K.; as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd H. and Pauline C. (Kyle) McCann.

In addition to his wife and children, Jamie is survived by sister, Sheila C., of Dorchester, Mass.; his brothers, John C., and his wife Janet (Sullivan), of Plymouth, Mass.; and David K., of Brockton, Mass.; brothers-in-law, Teddy G. Haas, of Brockton, Mass.; and Floyd M. McCann, of Florida; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter Jr. (Mary M. Abbott), of Huntington, Ind.; Mrs. William K. (Virginia Hutchinson), of Duxbury, Mass.; Mrs. Peter J. (Patricia Metivier), of Pine Knolls Shores, N.C.; Mrs. Richard K. (Sheryl Brothers), of Brookline, Mass.; Mrs. Martin (Marie McCann) Perry, of South Casco; Joyce Elaine McCann, of Tennessee; Julie Thomas, of Plymouth, Mass.; and Debra Sullivan, of Billerica, Mass.; as well as his son-in-law, Jacob Levinsky, of Casco; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jamie's life will be held at Hobbs Funeral Homes Hospitality Center, located at 230 Cottage Rd., in South Portland, on his birthday, Oct. 15, from 2-5 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Flowers are welcome to be sent to the funeral home,
or you may choose to make a donation in Jamie's memory:
EarthShare New England
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation
1 High Street, Suite 5
P.O. Box 532
Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Funeral Home
South Portland, ME 04106-3802
(207) 799-4472
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 8, 2017
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