11/13/2018 – Thelma I. Houghton, Wellesley Island

Mrs. Thelma I. Houghton, 95, of Cicero and Liverpool, died Monday, November 12th, at her daughter’s residence, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Central New York.

The Funeral will be held at 11am Thursday, November 15th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Reverend Frederica Webb, Pastor of Fineview Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island.

Thelma was born, November 9th, 1923, in Thousand Islands Park, the daughter of Joseph and Catharine MacKinnon Patterson. She graduated from Clayton High School.

On December 13th, 1941, she married William Houghton in Plessis, N.Y. Bill died November 20th, 2008 at age 85.

For a time Thelma worked as a Secretary for the Y.M.C.A. in Watertown. From 1975-1985, Thelma and her husband, owned and operated Bill’s Mini-Mart on Wellesley Island.

Thelma was a member of the Brewerton Methodist Church, the Fineview Methodist Church, Wellesley Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the LaFargeville American Legion Klock-Smith Post 1588 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Brewerton Eastern Star.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen Houghton of Rochester, Judy Barth, Sandy (Ron) Oaster, and Sheryl (Paul) Carlucci, with whom she resided with, all of Cicero; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

All of her brothers and sisters died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Fineview Methodist Church, or the Wellesley Island Fire Department.


  1. Dougie and Debra Lindsey Posted

    We are very saddened by the passing of Aunt Thelma. We miss the days of sitting in front of the camp in Eel Bay with Aunt Thelma and Uncle Bill. Her dry sense of humor made us laugh. I will always be able to tell the story of the Fiddler on fiddlers elbow thanks to Aunt Thelma. She will be missed.

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