February 25, 1927 — February 1, 2018
HUDSON FALLS — James MacKenzie Fraser, 90, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Feb. 1, 2018 in Albany surrounded by family.
He was born Feb. 25, 1927 in Hudson Falls, the son of Hugh and Barbara (Steven) Fraser.
A member of the Hudson Falls High School class of 1944, Jim graduated from Clarkson College of Technology in 1950. As a veteran of World War II, he was a grateful beneficiary of the GI Bill. During college, Jim married the girl of his dreams, Claire Ruth (Carleton), and shared 66 years of married life, until her passing in 2015.
Jim was the son of loving immigrant parents, and he was ever-proud of his Scottish ancestry. Jim worked for 40 years as a civil engineer in the construction industry and then, during his retirement, as the assistant produce manager at the Cleverdale Country Store.
In the late 1980s Jim converted the summer home on Echo Bay of Lake George to the home he and Claire would retire to for over 20 years. In addition to entertaining many at Lake George, Jim and Claire enjoyed visiting their children and grandchildren and traveling (three trips) back to Scotland during their retirement years.
Above all else, Jim’s greatest interest in life was his family, who has cherished his love, dedication, loyalty, wit and wisdom.
Along with his wife and parents, Jim was predeceased by a sister, Agnes Sanford.
Surviving Jim, are his children Judith, of Queensbury, Scott and his companion, Christine Burke, of Queensbury, Bruce and his wife, Kathleen, of Queensbury, Andrew and his wife, Suzanne, of Boxford, Massachusetts, Peter and his wife, Cheryl, of Queensbury, James, Jr., and his wife, Jessica, of Weston, Florida; grandchildren, Justin (Katherine), Heath, Dean (Alexandra), Mackenzie, Heather, Brittany, Rory, Meredith, James III, Luke and Benjamin Fraser; and great-grandson, Hudson Fraser. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, at the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church on the park in Hudson Falls.
Burial will at a later date at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Hudson Falls American Legion, Post 574, 72 Pearl Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the Hudson Falls Presbyterian Church, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.