James Faery

James F. Faery

1930 - 2019

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James F. Faery

August 28, 1930 – December 14, 2019


James F. Faery of Wilson passed peacefully on Saturday December 14, 2019 surrounded by family and loved ones, Jim spent his entire life in Wilson, New York and was the son of Fred and Grace Magorien  Faery.

Jim was employed by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department from 1959 – 1985 rising through the ranks of Deputy Sheriff retiring as Undersheriff.  In 1985 Jim replaced Russ Parker in the Niagara County Legislature representing the now 10th district until 1987.  Also, in 1985 he worked for NYSEG at the Somerset Project retiring in 1995.  Jim always had a honest desire to do the right thing with a great deal of integrity.  He attended Immaculate Conception Church his entire life, serving as an altar server, usher, member of the Holy Name Society and also as a Eucharistic Minister.  Jim was a volunteer fireman with the South Wilson Volunteer Fire Company for sixty plus years, he also was a member of the Welch Grape Co-op.  Jim enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was an avid hunter, and a good friend to many.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife Edith they cherished 69 years of marriage, and a sister Therese Melcher of Lewiston, NY; and his sister in laws Shirley Hartmann Haverhill, MA, Wilma Hurtgam of Barker, NY, Joyce Bayles of Lockport, NY and his brother in law Steven (Sue) Bayles of Palm City, FL.  Also survived by his four children Linda (late Richard) Reynolds of Oswego, NY, Fran (Nancy) Faery of East Amherst, NY, Cynthia Grace (Raymond) Spoth of Newfane, NY and Louis James Faery of Wilson, NY; 9 grandchildren Raymond James Spoth, Lexi Lindberg,  Maria Frances Reynolds (Gregg), Ryan Matthew Spoth (Kaitlyn), Adam Richard (Jessica) Piedmont. Steven Victor Reynolds, Nathan Andrew Spoth (Rebekka), Maxwell James Faery and Morgan Grace Faery; and also 9 Great Grandchildren.  James is predeceased by his brother George (Lorraine) Faery, his sisters Marie (Gordon) Goodman, Ellen (Fred aka Bud) Diez.

Family and friends may call on THURSDAY December 19, 2019 from 3 – 8 p.m. at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME INC. 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY, December 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville, NY  14131 with the Rev. Jim Bastian officiating.  Burial will be at North Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Niagara Hospice, South Wilson Volunteer Fire Company or Immaculate Conception Church would be appreciated by the family. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for registry.

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Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Hardison Funeral Home - Ransomville
3648 Ransomville Road
Ransomville, New York, United States
(716) 791-3911


11:00 am
Friday, December 20, 2019
Immaculate Conception RC Church, Ransomville, NY
4671 Town Line Rd.
Ransomville, New York, United States