Funeral services for James A. Boland Sr. age 69, of Hammond, will be held on Thursday (January 3, 2013) at 10:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Deacon Francis Bateman officiating. Burial will be in the spring at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammond.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday (January 2, 2013) from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Boland passed away early Monday morning at his home surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy; three sons, James Boland Jr. of Bernards Bay, Robert Boland and his wife Ann of Hammond, and Ronnie Boland and his wife Christine of Fulton; three daughters, Dawn Cuthbert and her husband Andrew of Ogdensburg, Cindy Quesnel and her husband Ron of Fulton and Linda Clyde and her husband Wesley of Carthage; five brothers, John Farmer and Tommy Boland of Hastings, Richard Boland and his wife Jean of W. Monroe, Charles Boland and his wife Carol of South Carolina and Bobby Boland of Rome; one sister, Kathleen Howde of Clay; eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son, Francis L. Boland; three brothers, Michael, Billy and Gary Lewis Boland; and two sisters, Mary Ann Sargeant and Patty Mae Smith.
Jim was born on September 29, 1943 in Syracuse, a son of the late James M. & Florence (Farmer) Boland. He married Nancy Mariea on July 20, 1963 at the First Methodist Church in Syracuse. During his career he was employed at Muench Candle, Solvay Process, Carrier Corp and was a mechanic in Syracuse until relocating north where he was a wall paper hanger for a period and was a maintenance worker at Jacques Cartier and Eel Weir State Parks until his retirement in 2004.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, stock car racing, lawn work and spending time with his family. Memorial contribution can be made c/o The Boland Family 19 Chippewa Creek Road; P.O. Box 94; Hammond, NY 13646.
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