10/14/2015 – Mary T. Dial, Clayton

The funeral for Mrs. Mary T. Dial, age 88, of Clayton, will be at 3pm Sunday at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Tom Augliano of River Community Church officiating. The calling hours will be from 1pm until the time of the service.

Mary died Monday, Oct. 12, at her home on John Street, where she was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and her Healthcare Providers.

There will be a graveside committal service in the spring of 2016 at Brookside Cemetery in Watertown at a date and time to be announced.

Mary was born June 11, 1927, in Watertown, the daughter of Francis and Cora Taylor. She graduated from Brownville High School and attended Cornell University.

On August 5, 1965, she married Morse G. Dial Jr. in New York City.

She worked for a number of years as an interior decorator.

Surviving is one grandson, Christopher Thornhill of South Carolina; one granddaughter, Mary Francis VanLandinghan of Colorado; one great grandson, Dylan; nieces and nephews.

One daughter Julie Cippell died December 16, 2013 at age 58 from Cancer. One brother, Frank D. Taylor, and one sister, Sally Uhlein, also died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1378 Gotham Street Rd. Watertown, N.Y. 13601


  1. Gail Richardson Posted

    I spent many an afternoon in the pleasure of her company over a sweet or a glass of wine.
    She was truly an artist and totally unique.
    My deepest sympathy to all who loved her. Her special perspective will be missed.
    Gail Richardson

  2. Deanna Nelson Posted

    The world will have significantly less panache without the sparkle and style profusely contributed by Mary. An extraordinary designer, artist, horticulturist, and friend–she will be missed by all who were touched by her friendship, talents and generosity. I imagine a beautiful, trailing cloud of effervescent beauty following her spirit to the great beyond as she heads off on new adventures. Mary will never be forgotten.
    Deanna R. Nelson

  3. Terry Weston Posted

    Mary, I’ll miss you. We had wonderful times working and planning your beautiful gardens at Fox Run.

  4. Kate Dickson Posted

    Our family was grateful for Mary’s kindness during the loss of my parents. Condolences to all of her family.

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