May 3, 2015
James V. Williams, 94, of Watertown passed away Sunday morning, May 3, 2015.
Calling Hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, May 6, from 4 - 7PM. A Prayer Service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 7, at 10:15AM followed by the Funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11AM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum.
Jim was born in Guardia Piemontese, Italy on Christmas Day, 1920, the son of Anthony and Rose Condino Williams. The family emigrated to America in 1924 and he graduated from Watertown High School in 1939.
On May 22, 1943 he entered the US Army. He was a member of the Headquarters Battalion US Forces China Burma India Theater and received the American Theater, EAME Theater, Asiatic Pacific Theater, Good Conduct, and WWII Victory Medals. On March 16, 1946 he was honorably discharged as a Corporal.
Jim married Betty J. Ward on February 23, 1963 in Clay and the marriage was blessed at Holy Family Church on May 14, 1966 by Rev. Nelson J. Sholette. Mrs. Williams died April 26, 2010.
He worked for Black Clawson for 42 years, retiring in 1981 as a coremaker. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and had been an usher since 1947. Jim was a member of the Watertown Knights of Columbus and Bishop Conroy General Assembly 4th Degree and was a life member of the American Legion Post 61.
Jim is survived by his son, Steven J. Williams, Melbourne, FL and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his wife, Betty, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Mary Bach and Grace Bloomingdale.
Donations in his name may be made to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his son and family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com