8/13/2018 – Penny E. Moore, Clayton

8/13/2018 – Penny E. Moore, Clayton

Mrs. Penny E. Moore, 66, went home to be with the lord, Saturday, August 11th, at her home, after a long battle with Kidney Disease. At her request there will be no funeral services.

Penny was born November 24th, 1951, in Niagara Falls, one of ten children to Bernard and Evelyn Jordan Peters. She graduated from Wilson High School.

On March 29th, 1969, she married Robert Moore at the Ransomville Methodist Church.

Penny worked at various jobs in the area including waitressing at the former Lyjack’s Restaurant and Foxy’s Restaurant. She worked for a time in the school cafeterias, but mainly she was a home maker.

She enjoyed going to sporting events that her grandchildren participated in.

Surviving besides her husband Bob, is her mother Evelyn, of Youngstown. She was a loving mother of Robert (Robyn) Moore Jr. and Jeffrey (Tabatha) Moore, both of Randsomville, Brian (Enid) of LaFargeville, daughter Amanda (Lauren) Moore of Buffalo. Loving grandmother of Heather, Tyler, Christopher, Ralph, Henry, Daniel, Cody, and Samantha. Great Grandmother to Jacob, Caleb, MaKenna, and Ella. Nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Avenue Suite 270, Rochester, NY 14607.

8/13/2018 – Donald J. Wiley, Syracuse

Mr. Donald J. Wiley, 57, of Syracuse, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday, August 7th, at his home.

There will be no public services. There will be a private graveside committal service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton, at the family’s convenience.

Donald was born May 27th, 1961, in Watertown, the son of Frederick and Joan Steele Wiley. He attended Watertown Schools.

While in Watertown years ago, he was a Salesman for local furniture companies.

Surviving besides his mother Joan, of Daytona Florida, is one sister, Mary (Rick) Soluri of LaFargeville; one brother, Ronald (Donna) Wiley of LaFargeville; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.


8/13/2018 – Vernice E. Duford, Clayton

Mrs. Vernice E. Duford, 87, passed away Thursday at the Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient a short time.

Vernice was born February 2th, 1931, in Watertown, the daughter of Harold and Marguerite Brown Rivers. She graduated from Clayton High School.

On September 26th, 1949, she married Norbert Duford at St. Mary’s Church with Father George Racette officiating. Mr. Duford died June 20th, 2003, at age 80.

She worked for a time at Graphic Controls, and for a short time for the Thousand Islands Sun.

Vernice and her husband owned and operated the Lilliput Doll Company, where they made porcelain dolls that won numerous international awards.

She enjoyed antiques and artwork.

Surviving are two children, Ron (Lynnette) of Clayton, and Raine (Ronald) Montante of Rochester; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; one brother Jim of Chaumont; four sisters, Terri Burns of Clayton, Anne Patterson of Albany, Bessie (Leo) Bennette, and Francis Bennette, both of Watertown; nieces and nephews.

One grandson, Jeff Schafer, five brothers, Robert, Bill, Harold, John, Thomas, three sisters, Marilyn Russell, Pattie Rivers, and Ruth Dunbar, all died before her.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 7:30pm, on Wednesday, August 15th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. A Burial will be held at the family’s convenience at the old St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Donations can be made in her name to the Jefferson County S.P.C.A., 25056 Water St, Watertown, NY 13601


7/26/2018 – David J. DuFlo, Rochester and Clayton

7/26/2018 – David J. DuFlo, Rochester and Clayton

David James DuFlo. July 21,2018.

Survived by his wife, Debra Hanselman DuFlo, loving daughters Dr. Samantha DuFlo (Young M. Choi) and Baby Girl DuFlo Choi (due Nov.), Baltimore, MD and Nicole DuFlo Glassman (Dr. Aaron Glassman) and Baby Boy Glassman (due Aug.), Virginia Beach, VA, brother Daniel Du Flo (Tracy DuFlo) Lowville, NY and 2 sisters, and extended family.

David, an Army veteran who served during Vietnam, recently retired after a distinguished 50-year career with Northwestern Mutual Life, starting as a young college agent. During his time at Northwestern he was a leader, mentor, and award-winning agent who inspired his colleagues to always go the extra mile. He also sat on the Boards for Boy Scouts of America Otetiana Council, University of Rochester Medical Center Planned Giving Advisory Board and the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

David was an avid outdoorsman with a lifelong love of the St. Lawrence River, an accomplished skeet shooter, hunter, fisherman, scuba diver, and boater who earned his Coast Guard Captain’s license.  The great outdoors was his home.  He also had no bucket list.  He lived his bucket list and felt strongly that he should always live his dash and follow his dreams.  David lived an amazing life with integrity and dignity and was especially proud to be the father of two amazing daughters. Most people will remember David as “the guy with the Chesapeake”. For 40 years there was always at least one of his beloved Chesapeake Bay Retrievers at his side.

Although David’s passing was sudden and unexpected, it was peaceful.  He spent the last few weeks of his life surrounded by his daughters, family, and friends at the River doing what he loved.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to theFishers Landing Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 23,  Fishers Landing, NY 13641

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Condolences can be made at trjetty.com




6/27/2018 – Harold J. (Muggs) Doney, Clayton

Mr. Harold J. (Muggs) Doney Jr., 83, died Tuesday June 26th, at Hospice of Jefferson County. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 29th, from 12-2pm, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton, followed immediately by the Funeral Service at 2pm.

A burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.

Muggs was born April 23rd, 1935, in Watertown, the son of Harold and Evelyn Rivers Doney. He attended Watertown City Schools.

He married the former Shirley Hogan on November 15th, 1953, at the Clayton United Methodist Church, with Reverend Solomon A. Card officiating.

Shirley passed April 20th, 2016, at age 81.

After High School, Muggs entered the United States Air Force, serving from 1953 until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1965. After a year in the Reserves, Muggs worked for the New Jersey Army National Guard as Large Engine Mechanic at Fort Drum. He retired in 1990 after 18 years of service.

Besides being a family man and a jokester, Muggs enjoyed deer hunting, and duck hunting. He loved fishing, playing cards, especially Poker, and enjoyed gambling.

After his retirement he fixed cars for many people.

Surviving are three children, Dierdra (Gene) Sorrell, Mark (Lisa) Doney, and Harold (Rip) and Michelle Doney, all of Clayton; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

One daughter, Cynthia Singer, died April 26th, 1985 at age 29. One grandson, Jeffrey, and also two brothers, Alfred and Richard, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.





6/11/2018 – Michael J. Hogue, Clayton

Mr. Michael J. Hogue, 73, died Saturday, June 9th, at his residence, under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 16th, starting at 3pm, at the Knights of Columbus in Clayton. The Clayton American Legion Post 821 Color-guard will do Military Honors at 4pm outside the Knights of Columbus.

Mike was born November 8th, 1944, in Dorking England, the son of Joseph and Peggy Farley Hogue. He graduated from General Brown High School.

He entered the United States Navy on March 14th, 1962, and was honorably discharged on January 21st, 1966. He was last assigned to the USNC Rosevelt RDS, in Puerto Rico.

Mike went to work for Niagara Mohawk, now National Grid, in 1979 and retired from there in 2006. While working for Niagara Mohawk, he worked for various departments. He was in the Service Department when he retired.

He was a member of the Colon Couch Post 821 American Legion, where he was Past Commander. He also was owner and operator of a DJ Service called Memory Lane.

Mike enjoyed collecting antiques, metal detecting, doing construction projects, and having a few Cuba Libres.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte (Matthew) Geisler of Lousiana, Pia (Ryan) Miller of Rhode Island; one son Mark (Melissa) DeRemer of Illinois; three grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.


6/5/2018 – Dalton K. Partridge, Clayton

6/5/2018 – Dalton K. Partridge, Clayton

Mr. Dalton K. Partridge, 82, formerly of Rt. 12, affectionately known as Gomer and the Hobby Farmer, died Sunday, June 3rd, at the Samaritan Keep Home where he resided since March of 2017. Calling hours will be Friday, June 8th, from 6-9pm, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

His funeral and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Dalton was born June 13th, 1935, in Macomb, N.Y., the son of Lawrence Partridge and Louava Fleming Partridge Hill.

He enjoyed his family, nascar racing, farming, tractors, and ladies.

While growing up he worked for his Uncle Kenneth Fleming on the Family Farm in Macomb and also worked with Erwin Partridge. Daltons family owned what is now STM Farms in Clayton where his brother Junior resided until his death. He began work at General Crushed Stone (Hanson) in Watertown in September of 1968, known there as Gomer, where he was a loader/operator until his retirement in 1999. After retirement, he went back to doing what he loved, working on the farm, now owned by Steve and Nena Scott.

Surviving are two children, Kenneth (Misty) and Jean Brown, both of Clayton; grandchildren, David Brown Jr., Ernest Brown, John (Jennifer) Brown, Shady-Lynn (Kaleb) Jeffries, Jade Partridge, Griffin Partridge; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Donna) of Clayton, and Robert of Calcium; nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, one sister Doreen, and three brothers, Lawrence (Junior), Fred, and Don.

5/17/2018 – Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, Clayton

5/17/2018 – Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, Clayton

Mrs. Margaret (Jeanne) Linn, 90, formerly of Strawberry Lane, died Sunday, May 13th, at Summit Village where she resided since December 2014.

There will be no public calling hours or funeral. There will be a private funeral at the family’s convenience. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

Jeanne was born March 23rd, 1928, in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of Henry and Marion Price Decker.

She graduated from Williamsport Area High School.

On November 2nd, 1951, she married Jacques Linn in Williamsport. Mr. Linn died January of 1989, at age 65.

Mainly being a housewife, she worked for a number of years as secretary for the Red Cross in Cortland, N.Y.

Jeanne enjoyed bowling and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are five children, Bill of North Carolina, Steve of Kansas, Patricia (Keith) LaLonde of Clayton, Debbie Alo and her companion Mark Brown of Freeville, N.Y., and Sandy (Darrell) Russell of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister Eileen; nieces and nephews.

Five brothers and sisters died before her.



5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

5/3/2018 – Anna M. Soluri, Cape Vincent

Anna Marie Knapp Soluri, 60, of Dodge Bay, Cape Vincent, NY passed away on May 3, 2018 after losing a courageous battle against COPD.

Born December 15, 1957 in Watertown, NY, Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Latham Knapp. She and her Air Force family lived many places during her childhood. She graduated high school in Massachusetts. In 1977 she graduated from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. She began her 33-year career in Syracuse with Niagara Mohawk, now known as National Grid. She retired from the Watertown facility in January 2010.

Anna enjoyed buying, collecting, and selling antiques. She was the owner of Knapp Family Auctions, Denmark, NY formerly known as Knapp Brothers. She also enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their St. Lawrence riverfront home. She was a member of the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Watertown Area Retiree’s Club.

She married Robert Edward Soluri, Jr. on October 11, 1980. Robert is the former owner and operator of Soluri’s Pizza in Watertown for 33 years.

Among her survivors are her husband Robert and their two children; daughter Erin Marie and her husband Matthew Draper, Potsdam, NY and son Christopher Robert Soluri and his wife Erin Elizabeth, Liverpool, NY. She leaves five precious grandchildren, Benjamin, Allyson, and Aaden Draper and Gracie and Max Soluri. She is also survived by her parents, Tom and Nancy Knapp, Lowville, NY; a brother Laurence Knapp, Lowville, NY; a father-in-law, Robert E. Soluri, Sr. and his long time companion Shirley Miller; brothers-in-law Patrick Soluri and David Caulkins, Watertown, NY; sisters-in-law Toni Soluri and long time companion Michael Gilligan, Great Bend, NY; Tina Miller and husband Ronald, Sackets Harbor, NY, and Tammy Soluri and fiancé Patrick Tarver, Sackets Harbor, NY, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her mother-in-law Mildred J. Surace.

Those wishing to visit are invited to an open house at the Soluri’s Cape Vincent residence on Saturday from noon-4:00. There will be no calling hours or funeral, per Anna’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

A family and friends gathering in honor of Anna will be held at the family’s discretion.


4/30/2018 – Addie M. Dine, Depauville

Addie Mae Dine, 80 formerly of Depauville/Clayton passed away April 29, 2018 surrounded by family at Samaritan Summit Village where she has been a resident since 2014.

Addie was born October 20, 1937 in Depauville NY.  The daughter and only child of Gerald and Harriet (Hartman) Gould.  Addie attended Depauville Elementary school and graduated from Clayton High School in June of 1955.

On January 13, 1962 she married the love of her life C. Bernard Dine in Depauville NY.  They have 3 children Karen (Russell) Moseley of Rodman, Sharon (Arthur) Gamble of Clayton, Stanley (Virginia) Dine also of Clayton.

Addie became a nurse’s aid and worked for River Hospital (formerly known as EJ Noble), Coutts adult hope in Cape Vincent, and the Thousand Island Adult Home in Alexandria Bay before retiring in 2002 to care for her father.  She was also a waitress/cook for several local restaurants in the Thousand Islands area over the years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Stars in Depauville for many years.

Addie enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, gardening, canning, cooking, and most importantly spending time and laughs with her family.  One of her fondest memories growing up was making doughnuts with her mother and helping out at Gould Brothers Lumber with her father.

Addie was predeceased by both of her parents, and her husband Bernard.  Surviving besides her three children are seven Grandchildren:  Erica (Marc) Robbins, Kyleigh (Sean) Hummer, Russell (Kristin) Moseley, Amanda (Daniel) Davis, and Kristina (Brett) Kolankowski, Ashley Dine, and Reagan Dine.  Three great grandchildren:  Reed and Mackenna Robbins, Mason Davis, and one great grandson Carter Moseley on the way.

Arrangements have been in entrusted to T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 4th, from 4-7pm, followed immediately by the service with Reverend Don Briant officiating. A burial will be held at a later date at the Depauville Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society – Compassionate Penquins Relay Team c/o Becky Towsley, 16084 Falls Rd. Co. Rt  64. Watertown, N.Y. 13601