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.