History & Staff

The T.R. Jetty Funeral Home has 29 years of experience caring for families throughout Northern New York. Families chose T.R. Jetty because they know we are professional, dedicated to excellent service, and have the highest integrity.

The T. R. Jetty Funeral Home, located at 512 James Street, in Clayton NY was established in 1983 by Terrill “Terry” R. Jetty with a vision to provide to our local communities funeral and cremation services with dignity, respect, compassion and personal care all at a sensible price.

The house which the funeral home is located was built in the 1860’s and has a long history. It once served as a residence for the priest’s of St. Mary’s Church before the rectory was built and the renowned faith healer in the early 1900’s, Antoine Tetrault, used the house as a place for a meeting place.  The home was used later as a boarding home before being completely renovated by Terry and his wife Laurel.

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Terry Jetty, Founder/Funeral Director

Terry is a native of Port Byron NY and graduated from Port Byron Central School in 1970. He attended Canton ATC graduating in 1973 with his degree in Mortuary Science. Terry completed a yearlong residency with Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena NY. He became a Licensed Funeral Home Director December 2nd 1974. He moved to Watertown in 1976 and worked for various funeral homes in the area. Terry and his wife Laurel bought the former Thompson House “now the funeral home” in February 1983. After opening the funeral home he also established a funeral trade business working for various funeral homes in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

He is a former Member and past president of the Clayton Lions Club, a member and past president of the Jeff-Lewis Funeral Directors Association, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and a member of the sons of the American Legion Colon Couch Post 821 in Clayton NY.

Terry has two children Eric and Shauna, also four grandsons, Ryan, Daniel, Lucas and Sean.  His wife Laurel passed away in 2012.