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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.



13 Condolences

  • 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.

  • Joy Holt Posted March 24, 2018 10:54 AM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In John 5:28-29 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He’s going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original piurpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 tells us there’ll be no more pain or death. Is there pain and death in heaven? Of cours not. Those are future conditions on earth under God’s kingdom arrangement.

  • Dave Posted October 8, 2018 8:54 PM

    I miss you my best friend. God speed!

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