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James Francis Lessing / January 15, 2013
James Francis Lessing, 83, husband of Lorene Carlton Lessing, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston.

He was born Aug. 13, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Michael and Alice McGaw Lessing. Mr. Lessing served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and worked for a period of time with the New York City Police Department. A retired lieutenant with the New York Fire Department with 20 plus years service, Mr. Lessing moved to Clarksville in 1977.

In addition to his wife of 24 years, Mr. Lessing is also survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Beth O’Neil of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jimmy and Anita Lessing of New York, Phillip, Jr. and Diane Spencer of Louisa, and daughters, Regina Lessing of Brooklyn, N.Y., Teresa Zawaski of New York, Patricia Strobel of North Bergan, N.J., and Eva Keeter of Henderson, N.C. His seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and sisters, Agnes Mulligan, Theresa Fernstrom, and Margaret Nelson and her husband, John, also survive.

A funeral was held Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Greskill, N.J. with interment following in the Cemetery of the Ascention in Airmont, N.Y.

Please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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