Mr. Andrew J. Nezezon, 94, 647 North Racquette River Road, passed away early Sunday morning, December 11, 2011, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 5th. Andy had recently been a resident of the St. Regis Nursing Home and had been in failing health for the past two years.
Andy was born November 6, 1917 in Massena, the son of the late Stephen and Magdolna Donorra Nezezon. On June 23, 1945, he married Kathleen “Cal” Hampton in Watertown. Cal predeceased him on April 5, 1984.
Andy operated the family farm on the North Racquette River Road for many years. In addition, he drove bus for Massena Central Schools from 1956 until his retirement in 1982 after 26 years of service. Andy also worked at Alcoa for a few years during the 50’s. Andy was a man who loved the outdoors and all the activities that involved them, especially his farming, fishing, cutting wood, gardening, and watching the wildlife. He was also an avid reader and loved history.
He is survived by his three children, Richard and Judith Nezezon of Massena, Maureen and Harry Klages of Waddington and Andrea Masson of Forks, Washington; his grandchildren, Michael Nezezon, whom he raised, Richard, Peter, Paul, and James Nezezon, Sarah Tipton, Abigail Gerard, and William Feiten; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Andy was predeceased by his son-in-law, Fletcher Masson; three brothers, Stephen, Jerry, and Joseph Nezezon; and two sisters, Helen Brown and Irene Smutz.
Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held privately in Massena Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or Massena Rescue Squad.
The family wishes to extend a sincere gratitude of thanks to the staff at Massena Memorial Hospital, the St. Regis Nursing Home, and Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley for the care and support at they have given Andy during his illness.
Condolences may be made online www.donaldsonfh.com.