JAMES R. BRACKEN, 67, of Valley View Drive, Keeseville, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Plattsburgh, Jan. 31, 1946, the son of the late Harold W. "Slim" and Mary (Brown) Bracken. At Jim's request, there will be no public calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at St. John's Church in Keeseville with Monsignor Leeward J. Poissant, Parish pastor, celebrating. A gathering will follow with details to be announced at the Mass. Burial will be private in St. Augustine's Cemetery in Peru. A complete obituary will be in the Friday edition of the Press Republican. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton St., Keeseville.