Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY


James H. Green

8 July , 192613 October , 2019
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Mr. James H. Green Sr., age 93 of Potsdam, NY passed away on October 13th at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 18th at 10am at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Stephen Rocker and Rev. Raymond Moreau co-celebrant. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call on October 17th from 3-7pm at Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam. Contributions in his memory can be made to Catholic Charities of Potsdam, NY.

James is survived by his sons James (Jean) Green Jr. of Winthrop and Gary (Cindy) Green of East Syracuse; daughter Jan (Con) Mahoney of Hannawa Falls; brother Jack Green; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Jimmy is predeceased by his wife Helen Green and two brothers Robert and Paul Green.

Mr. James H. Green was born July 8, 1926 in Stockholm, NY to Harold Green and Beulah Davis. He attended Potsdam schools and then graduated from Norwood Norfolk Central School. He then enlisted in the United States Army on August 21, 1944. He served overseas during WWII. He was very proud to have served under General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. James was injured in battle and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged on November 1, 1945.

He returned to the states and on February 11, 1946 he was married to Helen Cardinal at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Eisley conducting the service. Jimmy had a few businesses that he operated. He took over his father’s insurance company. He was the owner and operator of Green’s Insurance Agency for over 50 years. He had his own contracting business and he had a very successful upholstery business. Jimmy was very involved. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the West Stockholm Fire Department, the Knights of Columbus and was a charter member of the Elks Lodge. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com.


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  • Visitation Thursday, 17 October , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, 18 October , 2019


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Sarah Fiacco

18 October 2019

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I cannot make the services, but please know that my thoughts are with his family.

Rege Sutton

17 October 2019

My prayers are with your entire family, to find comfort in this time of sorrow. I am sure you have countless, happy memories of your Dad! What a special, kind man!

Hugs to you, Rege

pete bence

17 October 2019

jim and family, So sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like he lived along and full life. Just wanted to let you know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss. Hope to see you at hockey next week.

pete and linda bence

Michael Perry

17 October 2019

My deepest condolences to the Green, Mahoney and Hayes families on your loss. Jim was a special guy who will be greatly missed by the entire community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joe & Debbie Finnegan

16 October 2019

Jim & Family:
So many fond memories of your Dad both on the golf course and at the village Diner. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. You and your family are in our Thoughts and Prayers.
Joe & Debbie

Elaine White

16 October 2019

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was truly a great gentleman. My sympathy to the family. Jim and Helen are together again.


16 October 2019

Sorry to hear of Mr. Green's passing. It was a pleasure to meet him, He was a very kind and gentle man.Always a pleasure to talk to and visit with him. Sorry for the family's loss. My thoughts and prayers....

Steve and Kim Hayes

16 October 2019

Jan, Jim, Gary and families...

We never knew your Dad until Erin and Greg were married, and then what a joy it was getting to know him! He was one in a million, so kind and caring, funny, interesting, independent, stubborn. There was nothing about your Dad we didn’t love. He became like family to us, and we will miss him so!

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers; we pray the wonderful memories you have of him bring you peace in your loss.

Jim, we know your reunion with your Helen was beautiful. Rest In Peace together, dear friend! ❤️

John & Connie Hoyt

15 October 2019

Jim will be greatly missed. He was such a good neighbor and was always out working on his lawn or his flowers. He always kept his home so nice and it will be so sad to look over there and not see him. God bless and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Dianne Cardinal

14 October 2019

Dear Jimmy, Jan, and Gary,

So sad to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. A few weeks ago I spent an hour with him in the hospital. He not only knew me, but spent the hour reminiscing about the summer and winter camps. Uncle Jim was my godfather, I always looked forward to seeing him and aunt Helen - they always made time to catch up. So many fond memories including the family trip to Cape Cod... He lived a good long life, richly deserved. I’m sure he’s been reunited with Aunt Helen, right where he belongs. May all the wonderful memories you share of your father give you some peace during this time of grief.