A Mass of Resurrection for James F. White, 69, of State Highway 420, Norfolk, will be held Wednesday at 12:00 noon at Sacred Heart Church in Massena, with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Friends and family may received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. White passed away on December 24, 2010 at Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, VT.
James is survived by his loving wife Carol; his mother, Evelyn; four children, David and Leanne White all of Massena, Theresa and husband Steven Parkinson of Chase Mills, Virgina "Ginny" and husband Steven Clary of Massena, and Timothy and Jennifer White of Russell; grandchildren Heather, Andrew, Ethen, Mason, and Carson White, Linzi and Joseph Clary, Sarah and Nicholas White and Ryan Parkinson; a brother, Allan of the Villages FL; sister Carolyn Jadwin of Massena; his mother in-law, Cecelia Grant of Cornwall, Ontario; his brother in-law, Douglas and Linda Grant of Perth, Ontario; sister in-law Linda and Patrick Potter, of Calgary, Alberta; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Francis in 1987.
Born June 13, 1941 in Potsdam, he was the son of Francis Paul and Evelyn (Brainard) White. He attended Massena Central High School and in 1959 joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1963. Jim was united in marriage to Carol Rose Grant on December 28, 1960 at Nativity Catholic Church in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
He worked at the family business "White's Grocery & Gas" as a mechanic in the garage. In his earlier days his greatest enjoyment was building race cars, snowmobiles and dune buggies. In his later years his special interests revolved around target shooting and repairing guns.
He was a member of the Massena, Parishville and Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. He was an honorary Massena Fireman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.