James MacKenzie Fraser

Hudson Falls - James MacKenzie Fraser, 90 passed away on Feb. 1, 2018 in Albany surrounded by family.


Born on Feb. 25, 1927 in Hudson Falls he was the 1st son of the late Hugh and Barbara (Steven) Fraser. Jim graduated from Hudson Falls High school in 1944.   He graduated from Clarkson College of Technology in 1950.  He married the girl of his dreams, Claire Ruth Carleton in 1949 and shared 66 years of wedded bliss until she passed in 2015. He was also predeceased by his sister, Agnes Sanford.


Jim was a veteran of world War II and a grateful beneficiary of the GI Bill.  He was the son of loving immigrant parents and was proud of his Scottish ancestry.  He worked for 40 years as a civil engineer in the construction industry and after his retirement he was the assistant produce manager at the Cleverdale Country Store.


A beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather he is survived by his children, Judith, Scott and his companion, Christine Burke, Bruce (Kathleen) all of Queensbury and Andrew (Suzanne) of Boxford, MA, Peter (Cheryl) of Queensbury, James Jr. (Jessica) of Weston, FL. and 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 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., located at 68 main street in Hudson Falls.  Funeral services will be at 10 am on Saturday, at the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church on the park in Hudson Falls. Burial at a later date will be 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.carlton-funeralhome.net

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