James J. Shaheen, 94, of North Main St., Sherburne, NY, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Norwich, NY.
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He was born March 7, 1925 in Utica, NY a son of Anthony and Amelia Sadd Shaheen and received his education in Utica and Sherburne schools. On October 12, 1957, James married Mary Giaquinto at St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne, a loving union of 61 years. Jim had worked in the family store, and later at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich until retiring. He loved sports and was a fan of the NY Yankees and Syracuse University teams. Jim was a marvelous cook who enjoyed making delicious meals for his family.
He was a communicant of St. Malachy’s Church, Sherburne.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; his children, Cynthia and Richard Lollman and Michael Shaheen, all of Sherburne; grandchildren, Kristopher and Jayson Lollman of Plantation, FL; step-grandson, Matthew Lollman of Ardmore, OK; step-great-grandchildren, Ethan and Samuel Lollman. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Ann Giaquinto of Sherburne, and her son, William Giaquinto of Greene; sister-in-law, Martha Giaquinto of Ithaca, and her daughter, Pamela Schroer of Berkshire, NY; many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucy Marano, and three brothers, Joseph, David and Louie Shaheen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12pm Friday, March 15, 2019 at St. Malachy’s Church, Sherburne.
Interment in St. Malachy’s Cemetery will be at a later date.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Thursday from 6-8pm. The rosary will be recited at 6pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Malachy’s Church, PO Box 722, Sherburne, NY 13460