James R. Compeau, 57, of Massena passed away December 10th at his home surrounded by his wife and children. James was born on June 18, 1961 in Massena to James E. Compeau and Geraldine Villnave Wilson. He graduated from St Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls in 1979. He proudly served his Country with the U.S. Army as an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper from February 1980 to February 1986.
He worked in the heating and plumbing industry for over 24 years until his retirement from Security Supply Corp in September of 2010.
Jim’s first marriage to Cheryl Winchell-Canfield ended in a mutual divorce remaining friends over the years.
He married Carolyn A Smith on August 7, 1999, spending the next 19 years together. James is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two daughters, Meagan (Heath) Spencer of Massena, Ashley (Alex) Ploof of Norwood, one son, James “Buddy” Compeau and his companion, Tanika Wood of Winthrop, step-daughter, Tiffanie Jacob of Massena and step-son, Rick Oakes of Massena, his father, James E. (Gloria) Compeau of Brasher Falls, mother, Geraldine Villnave Wilson of Massena, three sisters, his beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephew, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being in the woods, He was extremely fond of his dogs. Jim was the head coach of the North Country Tigers semi-pro football team, the one sport which he truly loved. He followed the Buffalo bills and Syracuse basketball for many years.
There will be no services per his wishes. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Donations may be made in his name to the St Lawrence County Humane Society.