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.
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