LEWISTON — Daphne L. James, 54, of Lewiston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston with her loving daughters by her side.

She was born June 11, 1962, in Damariscotta, a daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Tedford) James Sr. She grew up in the Richmond area and attended local schools there.

After school, Daphne worked as a stitcher for Supreme Slipper, Healthtex and other various mills. In the early 1990s, she became a CDL driver and drove for many companies over the years. She had a particular passion for driving dump trucks.

As of recent, she worked for LiveBridge and was a driver for Five Star Taxi until she had to stop working due to her illness.

Daphne will always be remembered for her love of the Earth and her drive to contribute to the environment and practice Earth friendliness for the better of our planet and nature. She was a very generous person who donated to several nature-related organizations whenever she could. She would give to others often, as well, without ever expecting anything in return. She loved her grandchildren very much and spent as much time with them as she could. And those who knew her will never forget her wild and crazy bluntness.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tina Leveille and her husband, Jaice, of Winchendon, Mass., and Tanya Chickering of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her two sisters, Robin Dearborn of Lewiston and Deborah Brown and her companion, Sidney Lord, of Lewiston; as well as her precious grandchildren, Patrick “Peepa” Caron Jr., Anna Toothaker, Preston Caron, James “Bubba” Toothaker Jr., Brandon “Bean” Toothaker, Evan Caron and Blake Roy. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles James Jr.

Condolences may be shared with Daphne’s family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Daphne L. James

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