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Obituary for James I. Grindal

Hampden and Millinocket – James I. Grindal, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather died Friday, September 22 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire after a brief illness. He was born December 27, 1945 in Millinocket to George and Pauline (Bartlett) Grindal.
James grew up in Millinocket and was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1966. At a young age he started working in retail which he loved. He spent many years at McLean’s and Lounsbury’s. James spent time as a volunteer fire fighter and reserve police officer for the town of East Millinocket. He was proud of the fact that he was still employed in retail, most recently at Hannaford, where he enjoyed his customers, especially the young kids.
James was married to the love of his life and soul mate Patricia (King) Grindal for 56 years. Together they had two children, Laurice Murphy and her husband Dennis, and James Grindal and his wife Rachel; three grandchildren, Danica Grindal, Connor Grindal, and Isabella Grindal; three great grandchildren, Christian Wyman, Bentley Grindal, and Myla Grindal; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a brother, Harry Grindal.
Graveside services will be held 1 PM Saturday, September 30 at the Millinocket Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Given officiating. Gifts in memory of James may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at James’ Book of Memories at