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James P. Massia

Funeral services for James P. Massia, age 73, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10:00AM at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Massia passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

James is survived by his daughter, Robin Massia; his son, Timothy Wilson; four brothers, Henry Massia and his wife, Nancy, Robert Massia and his wife, Kathryn, both of Ogdensburg, NY, Lance Massia and his wife, Holly, of Phoeniz, AZ and Gaylor Massia of Cape Vincent, NY; two sisters, Lillian LaRose and her husband, Greg, of Ogdensburg, NY and Catherine Humphrey and her husband, Ernest, of Michigan; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by a great granddaughter, Aubree Lynn Hoover, in 2014.

James was born on September 24, 1944, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of Henry J. and Lillian Robillard Massia. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. James was a hairdresser and owned his own shop in Florida.

James also played guitar in a band.

Donations may be made in James’s memory to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.




  • Ron Bruyere, Susanne Bruyere, Don Bruyere Posted March 14, 2018 3:45 PM

    The family of Georgianna Robillard Bruyere wish our deepest condolences to Jim Massia’s family. He will be deeply missed, and we know he is loved by all that met him. God Bless

  • Anne Shartow Torbin Posted March 15, 2018 8:38 AM

    My deepest condolences to Lillian & the entire Massia family. I have great memories of Jim & his band.
    Anne Shartoe

  • Anne Sharrow Torbin Posted March 15, 2018 8:39 AM


  • Dorene and Rick Shattuck Posted March 15, 2018 8:58 AM

    Thoughts and prayers to the Massia family. A lot of good times were had by all when we would go to Ghize’s and listen to Jimmy’s band.

  • ANN M SWEET Posted March 15, 2018 2:50 PM

    Rest in Peace Uncle Jimmy…

  • neil larose Posted March 15, 2018 7:18 PM

    rest in peace my old friend. you were a great entertainer a great friend. I will never forget all those great times we had together . making a great sound together. great moments a real great friend chicklarose

  • Linda (Smith) Beardsley Posted March 15, 2018 8:16 PM

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He had a great voice & a great personality. He’s singing for pur Lord now. Condolences to Jim’s family.

  • Linda (Smith) Beardsley Posted March 15, 2018 8:17 PM

    Sorry…not “pur” Lord; our Lord.

  • Judy Benson Posted March 16, 2018 7:24 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Massia family with the passing of Jimmy. Thinking of you Hank and Lillian, and all the family at this sad time.

  • John and Ann O’Connor Posted March 16, 2018 11:13 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Massia family with the passing of Jim. May he rest in peace . He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Ted Como Posted March 16, 2018 4:32 PM

    Deepest condolences. Jimmy gave many of us memories never forgotten.

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