8/3/2017 – Marie F. Humphrey, Watertown & Grindstone Island

There will be a Graveside Service for Mrs. Marie F. Humphrey, 79, who died Wednesday, August 2nd, at Summit Village, on Saturday, Aug. 12th, at 1pm, at Grindstone Island Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Marie was born March 8th, 1938, on Grindstone Island, the daughter of Howard and Melvina Beshawz Slate. She attended island schools.

She married Orville Humphrey April 2nd, 1988, at Clayton Methodist Church, with Dale Austin officiating. A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Marie worked as a domestic for various people in the Clayton and Watertown areas.

She enjoyed music, her collection of porcelain dolls, and traveling.

Surviving is one son, Ken (Misty) Partridge of Clayton; one daughter Jean Brown of Clayton; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Yvonne (Phil) Marra of Watertown and Grindstone Island; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in her name to the S.P.C.A., 25056 Water St, Watertown, NY 13601.



  1. Reast in peace she was a good person and cared about people she will be missed

  2. Holly Worthington Posted

    My heart is heavy for her family, may you rest easy now. I will always remember you calling me Dolly

  3. Beverly Morisey Posted

    So sorry. Marie always had a smile for me, and always asked about the family especially the nephews. She will be missed.

    • Misty Partridge Posted

      Thank you Bev and thank you for helping us out with the phone numbers so greatly appreciated.
      Marie’s Family

  4. Harriet McMillan Posted

    Marie and Orville were active members of our church, especially supporting our rummage sales, until neither could any longer. We will always remember them both coming to church and caring about members.

  5. Melinda Countryman Posted

    So sorry for the loss of Marie…she will be missed. To Kenny, Misty and children and Jean and children…there is nothing harder than losing your mom, but she will always remain in your heart.
    Love you all,

  6. Nancy Humphrey Posted

    To Ken and Jean…I hope your Mom rests in peace..She was a good person and I know our Dad Orville loved her very much

    • Misty Partridge Posted

      Thank you Nancy, no doubt they are together again in heaven. Thank you for your kind words I know mom wasn’t always easy to deal with.

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