A mass of resurrection for Frank J. Samphier, 95, formerly of Waddington, will be held on May 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Waddington. Friends and family may be received from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Phillips Memorial Home, in Waddington. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bruston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Waddington Rescue or Waddington Volunteer Fire Department. Frank passed away on May 16, 2011, at United Helpers in Ogdensburg, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Whyte of Waddington; a grandson, Kristian Whyte of Newport News, VA; two granddaughters, Carrie Whyte of Clearwater, FL, and Beth Whyte, of Lisbon; a sister, Vernice Manchester, of Lacona, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters.
Frank was born on October 31, 1915 in Potsdam the son of Burton and Lila (Paro) Samphire. He proudly served his country during World War II, in the Navy. He married Arlene Trumble on November 27, 1939, she predeceased him in 2005. He was employed at Diamond International of Ogdensburg as a crane operator, retiring with 28 years of service. He was then employed for several years through the Green Thumb Program working at Cole’s Creek Campground and also was grounds keeper for St. Mary’s Church in Waddington. He took great pride in keeping the church and cemetery grounds of St. Mary's looking their best.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.