Funeral Services for James Adams, age 72, of Morris Street will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12:00pm at St. Marys Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:30am at Frary Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in the spring. Mr. Adams passed away on April 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
James is survived by his wife, Doreen; his daughter, Jill and her husband Jeffrey Beyel; two sisters, Sister Judy Adams of Ogdensburg and Jane Sweeney of Riverledge Adult Home and a grandson, Tyler Beyel. He is predeceased by a son, Gil in 2001 and a sister, Joan.
James was born on June 4, 1940 in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of John and Jean Driscoll Adams. He graduated from St. Marys Academy in 1958 and then also graduated from Canton ATC in 1964 with an accounting degree. He first went to work for Ray Gary Chevrolet and then Howland Pump and later at Ultramar. He retired from U.S. Customs as a customs agent in August 2007. He married Doreen Boadway at St. Marys Church in Massena on June 16, 1962 with Monsignor Leary officiating.
He is a past member of the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus.