11/13/2018 – Thelma I. Houghton, Wellesley Island

Mrs. Thelma I. Houghton, 95, of Cicero and Liverpool, died Monday, November 12th, at her daughter’s residence, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Central New York.

The Funeral will be held at 11am Thursday, November 15th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Frederica Webb, Pastor of Fineview Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island.

Thelma was born, November 9th, 1923, in Thousand Islands Park, the daughter of Joseph and Catharine MacKinnon Patterson. She graduated from Clayton High School.

On December 13th, 1941, she married William Houghton in Plessis, N.Y. Bill died November 20th, 2008 at age 85.

For a time Thelma worked as a Secretary for the Y.M.C.A. in Watertown. From 1975-1985, Thelma and her husband, owned and operated Bill’s Mini-Mart on Wellesley Island.

Thelma was a member of the Brewerton Methodist Church, the Fineview Methodist Church, Wellesley Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the LaFargeville American Legion Klock-Smith Post 1588 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Brewerton Eastern Star.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen Houghton of Rochester, Judy Barth, Sandy (Ron) Oaster, and Sheryl (Paul) Carlucci, with whom she resided with, all of Cicero; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

All of her brothers and sisters died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Fineview Methodist Church, or the Wellesley Island Fire Department.

11/12/2018 – Michael J. Mosier, Clayton

Mr. Michael J. Mosier, 73, died Friday, November 9th, at his residence. There will be no services.

Mike was born May 7th, 1945, in Watertown, the son of Charles and Harriet Nims Mosier. He graduated from area schools and also from Monmouth College in New Jersey, receiving a degree in automotive engineering.

In the 1960’s and early 70’s he owned and operated a gas station called Mike’s Sinclair Station. After selling the gas station, he was a teacher at Brookdale College in New Jersey. After moving back to the North Country, he worked for a time at Spicer’s Bay Marina. Then moving to Florida, he worked for various boat companies, including, Chris Craft, Wellcraft, Donzi, and Cigarette Boats. For a time before he retired, once he moved back to the North Country, he worked at Chalk’s Marina.

He enjoyed restoring cars, especially Corvettes.

Surviving are one daughter, Diahann Mosier, of Pennsylvania; one son, John (Michael) of Clayton; two grandchildren; a sister, Marcia Staib; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Elaine Baldwin, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the P.T. Boat Museum, Fall River, Massachusetts, at www.ptboats.org.


11/6/2018 – Harris (Skip) R. Furman, Cape Vincent

There will be a Celebration of Life for Mr. Harris (Skip) R. Furman, who died Saturday at his residence, on Saturday, November 10th, at Cape Vincent American Legion starting at 4pm.

Skip was born August 27th, 1940, in Rochester, the son of Harris and Lilian Loughwed Furman Sr. He graduated from Palmyra High School.

His first wife, Maryella, died during childbirth.

On June 6th, 1968, he married Mary Ann Jarim in Oswego. Mary Ann died July 12th, 2018, in Virginia Beach.

He was honorably discharged from the United States Army on December 14th, 1962.

Skip worked at the local Carpenters Union #278 in Watertown, which is now Local #277 in Syracuse.

He was a member of the Cape Vincent American Legion, the National Rifle Association, and Ducks Unlimited.

Skip was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed Deer, Goose, and Duck hunting, loved fishing, and especially doing woodworking at his home.

Surviving are two sons, Peter (Tara) of Virginia Beach, and William (Bill) of Tampa, Florida; one daughter, Heather Smeatin of Canandaigua; and six grandchildren, April, Ben, Kendyl, Austin, and twins, Connor and Camryn.

One daughter, Annette Furman, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Cape Vincent American Legion


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 service Friday, October 19th, at 1pm, at Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island with Reverend Frederica Webb officiating.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held at the T.I. Park Chapel next summer at a time to be announced.

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