3/3/2017 – Sandra M. Ellingsworth, LaFargeville

3/3/2017 – Sandra M. Ellingsworth, LaFargeville

Mrs. Sandra M. Ellingsworth, 74, of Co. Rt. 15, died Sunday morning at her home, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be Thursday, April 6th, from 3-5pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. The funeral service will follow at 5pm with Reverend Don Briant officiating. A reception will follow at 6:15pm at the Brownville American Legion.

Sandra was born February 13th, 1943, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of John and Ester Humphrey Grant. She attended Cape Vincent schools.

On April 23rd, 1977, she married Gary Ellingsworth in Clayton with Justice of the Peace Donald Sheley officiating. Gary, a retired Deputy Sheriff, died June 30th, 2006, at age 73.

A previous marriage to Marvin Weaver ended in divorce.

Sandra was a school bus driver for over 27 years, retiring in 2002, where she drove for Sackets Harbor and 1000 Islands School district.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, gambling, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters, Claudia Pickett of LaFargeville, Crystal (Timothy) Lawler of Watertown, and Pauline (Eric) Constance of Sackets Harbor; two sons, Maurice (Denise) Weaver of LaFargeville, and Marty (Betsy) Weaver of Wyoming; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Maurice (Thelma) Grant of Missouri; two sisters, Linda (Fred) Aubertine of Chaumont, and Nancy (Larry) Deshaw of Clayton; one brother in law, Merle McWayne, of Sackets Harbor; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Bonnie McWayne, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice Of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, or T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.


  1. Kristina Elizabeth Eckert Posted

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Many memories run through my mind of Sandy,growing up with Claudia. She was a wonderful women.

  2. Claudia to you An your family so sorry for your loss

  3. Darcy Garnsey Posted

    I am so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing.crystal I want you to know you are in my heart and prayers,if I can do anything please let me know

  4. Debby "Grant" White Posted

    I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing, my deepest sympathy goes out to ALL her family. From one Grant to another, I am truly sorry !!!

  5. Kailey Young Posted

    I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was my school bus driver for all but the last year I was in school (because of her illness). I remember when she saved the life of one of the children on my bus from choking on a Lego, and she was just so on point and unruffled about it..it was amazing. She was an amazing person and my life was better having her in it. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Jeff Minnick Posted

    Mo & Denise,

    We were very saddened to see this. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Jeff & Ellie

  7. Deepest sympathy to the family , she loved you all and her friends.
    Love, Donna Partridge

    Sandy was a wonderful lady, always a smile. Glad to have had her in my life. Love and hugs to all.
    Forver remembered in my heart
    Angel Adcock-Partridge

  8. Dorothy Mein Posted

    Reading of Sandy’s obituary brought back many childhood memories growing up in Cape Vincent. Sandy and I were classmates and good friends. Spent lots of good times together. My sympathy to her children and siblings. Dorothy Mein

  9. Larry And Donna Grant Posted

    Larry and I extend our sympathy to all the family. We have wonderful memories of Sandy. She was always smiling, and was a friend to everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

  10. Sandra Clement Posted

    My prayers and sympathy goes out to Sandra’s

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