James P. Burns of Winslow, Maine passed away on November 24, 2020, 4:00 PM at Maine General Medical Center with his beloved wife, Mary Burns by his side.\r\n\r\nJames was born in Augusta, Maine on February 19, 1947. \r\n\r\nJames is survived by his wife, Mary Burns; two daughters, Karen Pepin, and Kelly Sweeney; three stepdaughters, Antoinia Chandler, Lacey Palumbo, and Charity Shorey; and many other loving family members.\r\n\r\nJames was a successful business owner, and his passion was race-car driving. James was inducted in the Maine Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. To his fans and fellow race-car drivers he was known as “Gentleman Jim”. \r\n\r\nJames was a hard worker and a fierce family member and friend to all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.\r\n\r\nDue to the COVID 19 Pandemic, there was a private family service held on November 30, 2020.