MASSENA – Mr. James A. Berry, Jr., 42, of 54 Grove Street, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2014 at Massena Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born January 9, 1972 in Holden, Massachusetts, the son of James A. and Gloria J. Gambaccini Berry.  He graduated from Potsdam High School in 1990 and was an avid New York Yankees and New England Patriots Fan.  He enjoyed shooting darts, pitching horseshoes, and playing poker.

He is survived by his children, Andrew, Brandon, and Kaitlyn Berry of Massena; Joshua Jones of Pine City, NY; his mother, Gloria Berry of Massena; his father and stepmother, James and Stephanie Berry of Norfolk; his sisters, Gina, Catherine, and Amanda Berry of Massena; his brothers, Paul and Kimberly Berry of Norfolk and Timothy Berry of Massena; his step-sister, Ashley Laughton of Norfolk; his companion, Tonya Kirkey of Massena; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM.

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