8/5/2016 – Leanna A. Dunning, Clayton

Mrs. Leanna A. Dunning, age 98, formerly of Strawberry Lane, died Sunday, July 31st, at Utica Rehabilitation Center.

There will be a Graveside Committal Service, Monday August 8th, at 11am, at the Omar Cemetery with Reverend Donald Briant officiating. There will be no calling hours.

Leanna was born September 1st, 1917, in the Town of Orleans, one of 11 children of Merrick and Lottie Wiley Shaw.

She graduated from Clayton Schools in 1937.

On August 25th, 1939, she married Fred Dunning. Mr. Dunning died in 1969.

Surviving is one daughter, Rose Dunning of Alex Bay; one sister, Mrs. Blanche (George) Yazell of Alexandria Bay; one brother, Bruce Shaw of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Nine brothers and sisters died before her as well as a son Darrell.


  1. Tanice (Vachon) Gebo Posted

    Orlean, Sorry for the loss of your mother.

  2. Patty Brayeh Posted

    Rose-Orlean; Blanche, Bruce: My deepest condolences to you on Leanna’s passing. In the five years I’ve been living at Strawberry Lane, I had a number of nice conversations with Leanna; also enjoyed chatting with her on the Paynter Center bus trips to Watertown. She was a remarkable woman, and will be greatly missed by me and other residents here. I am so sorry for your loss. May Leanna rest in peace, and may your memories help to comfort you.

  3. Juanita C. Trask Posted

    August 20, 2016
    Dear Blanch, Bruce and Rose: We are sorry to learn of Leanna’s passing. We got the information today from the Thousand Island Sun and hope you are finding comfort through caring thoughts of friends.
    Juanita Trask and Ramona Comstock

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