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Michael James Conley

October 31, 1923 to June 4, 2014

Boonville- Jim Conley, 90, formerly of Erwin Street passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4, 2014 after a long illness.

He was born at Raquette Lake, NY, October 31, 1923 a son of Michael James and Ursula Zwiefel Conley. He grew up in Alder Creek where his parents operated a bar/restaurant. He attended Fordham University, New York City and then entered the United States Army. Upon his discharge he was employed with Sanders Associates in New Hampshire, where he installed Radar Towers for over 20 years, all over the world. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Williams at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville on February 1, 1947. She died January 7, 2013.The couple moved to South St. then Main St and finally to their Erwin St. home in 1960. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Boonville, and the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Boonville where he served as Commander, as well as bookkeeping and bartending. He also served as Oneida County Commander. He was a Charter Member of Boonville Elks Lodge and was a 7th degree member. Jim was also a member of the Iron Workers Association.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen Conley, Boonville and Colleen and Paul Lupia, Simsbury, Ct.; two sons, Michael James Conley III, Boonville and Patrick Conley, Whitesboro; six grandchildren, Kristin Case, Naomi, Kari, Ryan Conley, Michael Conley IV and Kelly Ann McDaniel; three great grandchildren, Jordan Case, Reilly and Violet Mae McDaniel; one brother, Fred Conley, Ca. He was predeceased by two sons, Timothy and Kevin Conley and one brother, John Conley.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville with Father Sean O’Brien officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Charles J. Love Post American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey V.F.W. and Tun Tavern Leatherneck Marine Corps, all of Boonville.

Contributions may be made to the Boonville Lodge of Elks #2158, Sunset Nursing Home Activity Fund or the Charles J. Love Post American Legion. Donations of food may be brought to the Love Post American Legion between 3-9 p.m. today or after 10 a.m. Friday.

Arrangements are by the Mills Funeral Home. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

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