Donaldson Funeral Homes announce James S. Francia joins staff

Submitted PhotoPictured is owner Chad W. Green with James S. Francia

MASSENA / POTSDAM – Chad W. Green, owner of Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena and Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam, along with directors Brendon J. Hardy, Glenn L. Seymour, and Brian T. Eddy, are pleased to announce that longtime funeral director, James S. Francia has joined the professional and personal staff of funeral directors with his homes in Potsdam and Massena.

James brings to the funeral home 15 years of experience in the funeral home industry with 8 years as a licensed funeral director serving the communities of North Country particularly in Madrid, Waddington, and Massena at the Phillips Memorial Homes. We look forward to James bringing his expertise, compassion, and commitment to the community to the families that have chosen us to assist them during death of their loved ones.

The Donaldson Funeral Homes has been serving the North Country communities since 1933 and currently offer funeral directors with over 80 years of combined funeral service experience. We offer burial or cremation services to all ethnic, cultural, and religious denominations with the same personal, yet professional service that we have for over 85 years. Additionally, we continue to offer complimentary pre-need funeral consultation at either of our funeral homes or in the privacy of your home.

Should you have any questions for James, our any of our directors, regarding past services, current pre-need or future pre-need consultations, please do not hesitate to contact us at either of our offices – in Massena by stopping in at 100 North Main Street, Potsdam at 4 Cedar Street, by calling us at 315-769-3579 or 315-265-4240, or by visiting us online at

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