Posted Dec. 08, 2009, at 7:24 p.m.

MEDWAY – James L. DiCentes, 58, died Dec. 7, 2009, at Millinocket Regional Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 10, 1951, in Millinocket, the son of Augustine and Lula (Burleigh) DiCentes. Jim was employed by the Millinocket paper mill for 31 years, retiring in 2002. Jim is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jolayne; his two daughters, Julie and Jade DiCentes; granddaughters, Kate-Lynn and Kiara Michaud; four sisters and their husbands, Carol and Alvin Merritt, Jean and Jeannot Landry, Marlene Finson, and Carla and Rodrique Pelletier; many special nieces and nephews; and dear friends to the end, Wayne and Lynn Peters. Jim was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Judy; and brother, Joseph. At Jim’s request there will be no visitation or services. Gifts may be sent in Jim’s memory to Jade’s education fund at Eastmill Federal Credit Union, 60 Main St., East Millinocket, ME 04430.