Mr. Daniel John Kemison, 61 of Massena

Mr. Daniel John Kemison, 61 of Massena

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Mr. Daniel John Kemison, 61, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday evening, February 22, 2017 at his home.

Daniel was born January 27, 1956 in Massena, the son of Henry Edward and Mary Edith Lincoln Kemison and graduated from Massena Central School.  He married Kathy Reese and Judy Lynn Allred, which later ended in divorce.

Daniel worked as machine operator for Universal Springs in High Point, North Carolina.  He loved to fish, traveling, going to flea markets, and spending time with his family.

Daniel is survived by his daughters, Katrina and Jamaal Cockrane of Winston Salem, NC; Mary Jo Kemison of Lexington, North Carolina; his stepdaughter, Nicole and Terry Barney of High Point, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Kourtney, Ty’Quis, Xi’kissia, Heather, and Isaiah; his brothers, Dennis Kemison and Lydia Marlar and Henry Jr. and Doreen Kemison, all of Massena; his stepbrothers, Gary and Leslie Secore, both of Arizona; and his stepsisters, Delores and Laura Secore, both of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews including, Nancy Kemison.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his brother, Edward Kemison on October 3, 2015 and his stepsister, Eva Mae Secore.

As per his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services.  Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

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