Massena - Donald R. Bemis, 17 of McClusky Avenue, tragically passed away Tuesday afternoon (June 25, 2013), after a swimming accident in the Grasse River.

Donald was born on April 19, 1996 in Foley, AL. the son of Craig Bemis and Stephanie Stoner.

Donald was a student at Massena Central School Delta School of Choice where he would have been a Junior this coming year.

Donald and his mom moved to Massena two years ago where he really enjoyed the school system here. He enjoyed playing video games, working on his computer, and spending time with his friends.

Donald is survived by his mother Stephanie Stoner and companion Bobby Page of Massena; his father Craig Bemis of Virginia;  two half sisters, Tiffany and Jennifer Bemis.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Interment will follow at Louisville Community Cemetery.

Friends and family may be received on Saturday at the funeral home from 1:00 pm to the time of the funeral.

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