10/16/2018 – Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, Wellesley Island

10/16/2018 – Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, Wellesley Island

Mrs. Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, 81, died Monday, October 15th, at the Samaritan Medical Center. There will be a public graveside committal service early next summer at Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island.

There will be no calling hours or funeral.

Sally was born June 12th, 1937, at home on Wellesley Island, daughter of Ernest and Violet Patterson Slate.

She graduated from LaFargeville High School.

On June 15th, 1957, Sally married Richard Larkin at  the T.I. Park Chapel. Mr. Larkin died August 18th, 2012, at age 80.

Sally was a caretaker for many years for various residents at the T.I. Park.

She enjoyed reading, collecting any items with strawberries on them, and her favorite color was red.

Surviving is her son Richard Jr. of Wellesley Island;  two daughters, Ellen of Wellesley Island, and Shellie of Watertown; three grandchildren, Sarah Richards, Jessie Larkin, and Lyndsey Campbell; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lindo Griffo of Solvay; nieces and nephews.

One brother, William J. and two sisters, Elizabeth (Joan) Slate and Carol Chapman, died before her.

8/20/2018 – Irene M. Landers, Cape Vincent

8/20/2018 – Irene M. Landers, Cape Vincent

Mrs. Irene M. Landers, 66, wife of Harry, formerly of Lakeland, died Monday, August 20th, at Samaritan Medical Center after a short illness.

Irene was born May 25th, 1952, in Syracuse, the daughter of Fulvio and Mary Pellizzari Balduzzi. She graduated from Solvay High School.

While in Lakeland, she was self-employed as a beautician.

Surviving besides her husband, is her son Charles “Erik” (Leanne) of Lakeland; three grandchildren, Devon, Nate, and Torri; one brother, William Balduzzi of North Carolina; one sister, Patricia “Aunt Pat” Piano of Lakeland; nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

8/20/2018 – John R. Greenizen, Clayton

8/20/2018 – John R. Greenizen, Clayton

Mr. John R. Greenizen, 61, of Greenizen Road in Clayton, died Friday, August 17th, at Upstate Medical University.

Calling hours will be 6-8pm, on Thursday, August 23rd, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. The funeral will be held Friday, August 24th, at 11am, at the funeral home.

John was born May 2nd, 1957, in Watertown, the son of Richard and Margaret Cochrane Greenizen. He graduated from 1000 Islands High School.

On September 6th, 2014, he married Laura Wood.

John worked at the former Phinney’s Gas Station, was also an Auto Mechanic at Phinney’s Chev-Olds, also for Woodley Dee Mechanicals for a time, and he worked for over 16 years at Empire Northeast Inc. out of Gouverneur. He also was self-employed in the plumbing business.

He enjoyed riding his Harley’s, doing yard work, photography, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife Laura, is his son Matthew, and his companion Traci Bickelhaupt, who he considered his daughter-in-law, of Clayton; two step daughters, Katie and Lindsay Dunay; two grandchildren that loved their Papa, Camdyn and Morgan; three sisters, Janice Zemany of Saranac Lake, Kitty (Bruce) Councilman of Florida, and Kristine (Martin) Barrett of Rochester; one brother, Kurt of New Hampshire; one niece, Kathryn Greenizen; and one nephew, Adam Zemany.

Donations can be made in his name to Credo Community Center, 595 W. Main Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.


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.