James L. Fitzsimmons, age 84 of Eastern Blvd. Watertown passed away at his home Thursday morning.
James was born June 18, 1928 in Theresa the son of James and Alice M. Dorr Fitzsimmons. He enlisted in the US Navy on January 24, 1946, attending Training Center in Camp Perry, Williamsburg, VA., was honorably discharged December 14, 1947 and enlisted in the US Navy Reserve until February of 1954 when he then enlisted in the US Army Reserve 314th MPC and was discharged in February 1958.
James married Jennie Marie Brough on August 10, 1963 in Morristown, N.Y.
In November of 1973 he enlisted in the US Army Reserves 479th Engineers and retired as Master Sergeant of HQ, 98th Div. in November 1988. He served as Army Civilian Policeman at Ft. Drum from 1952-1954. In June of 1988 he retired Federal Service 98th Div. Equipment Concentration Site as Equipment Operator and as Operator/Inspector Dept. of the Army Civilian Mobile Equipment at Ft. Drum.
He is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Lee (Barbara) Lavarnway of Watertown, a sister Delores Fitzsimmons of Dexter, sister-in-law Marsha Fitzsimmons of Canton, brothers: Michael and Gladys Fitzsimmons of Florida, Patrick and Mary Fitzsimmons of N. Carolina, Carl and Elsie Fitzsimmons of Theresa, several nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Jennie in 2004, a brother, Eugene, also in 2004, and his parents.
He was a member of Watertown American Legion Post 61, International Union of Operating Engineers, N.Y. State Sherriffs Assoc., N.Y. State Democratic Committee, Northside Improvement League, US Navy Memorial Foundation , AUSA, and Knights of Columbus.
Funeral servies will be Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter with Fr. Michael Gaffney of Immaculate Conception Church, Brownville officiating. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 5-8 P.M.
Donations may be made to the National Nieman-Pick Disease Foundation P.O. Box 49 Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538
Friday, September 4, 2015, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake