James Joseph Hession died April 27, 1998 of a heart attack in Sunnyvale, Calif.

He was born April 16, 1922 to Patrick and Julia McNamara Hession. He graduated from Judge Memorial High School in 1941. He attended St. Marys of Moraga, Calif. on a basketball scholarship. Served in U.S. Army in World War II. Married Connie Ritter in San Marcos, Texas June 19, 1943.Survived by his wife, Connie; son, Michael; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brother, Patrick; sisters, Betty Einhorn, Patricia DeBennedetti. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Catherine.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Fri. May 1 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Sunnyvale.

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