Stewart G.


Stewart G. "Jessie" James, 81 of Mason Street, Morrisonville, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Fort Edward, March 25, 1938, the son of Stewart H. James and Mary (Crowningshild) Habla. Jessie married the former Dianne L. Bouyea and cherished 43 years of loving marriage prior to her passing in 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Jessie was a meat cutter at O'Neils Meat Packaging and later for the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Commissary.

He attended Mass at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville and was a lifetime member of the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072.

Jessie loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughters, Katie and Ashley. He also enjoyed dancing with his loving fiance, Sandy and visiting with anyone who would listen.

Left to cherish the memory of Jessie are, his fiance, Sandra J. Test of Morrisonville; daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Chris Drollette of Plattsburgh; two granddaughters and one grandson-in-law, Katie and CJ Worley of Rotterdam and Ashley Hardman of Plattsburgh; step-grandchildren, Malorie (Shawn) Switser and Hannah Drollette; siblings, Douglas (Ina) James, Alice Reynolds, and Deanna Knapp; brother-in-law and his wife, Carl and Donna Bouyea; very special friends and former neighbors, Randy and Brenda Gushlaw and family; Sandy's son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Julie Rock; Sandy's grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jessie was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Charles Reynolds, and George Knapp; and Sandy's son, Mark Rock.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from Noon to 2 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 2 PM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Following cremation, burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in St. Alexander's Cemetery in Morrisonville.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Morrisonville Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Jessie James please visit
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Sherri Robin
Jun 20, 2019
Uncle Jesse was a wonderful uncle who loved to tease and laugh with his niece and nephews. He was a very sweet man with a great sense of humor. I was very lucky to have him in my life. He was loved and will be missed.
Karen LaPlante
Jun 19, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I often think of the times when you and I were close. Your mom and dad always made me feel welcomed. Everytime I saw your dad he had a story to tell me. He will be missed.
Sending prayers to you and your family.
Dale and Pam
Jun 19, 2019
Sandy, we are truly saddened by Jessie's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and the rest of Jessie and your family. We so enjoyed our visits with the two of you...we will miss that.
Rhonda and Chris Garner
Jun 19, 2019
We will always grow cucumbers and think of you.
Jun 18, 2019