12/12/2020 – Jean A. Lindsey, Wellesley Island

Mrs. Jean A. Lindsey, 94, a longtime resident of Wellesley Island, died Saturday, December 12th, at Summit Village in Watertown, where she resided for the past few years.

A service will be held next summer on Wellesley Island at a time to be announced. Also, a burial will be in Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island at a time to be announced.

Jean was born May 23rd, 1926, in Philadelphia, N.Y., the daughter of Paul and Hazel Porter Houghton. She attended LaFargeville and Clayton Schools and graduated from Brownville High School.

On April 26th, 1947, she married Charles “Doug” Lindsey at Fineview Methodist Church on Wellesley Island with Reverend Baker officiating. Doug died in September of 2007 at age 84.

Jean was self-employed for many years as a beautician on Wellesley Island, T.I. Park and Fineview.

She enjoyed church, where she was a volunteer at Fineview Methodist Church. She was a past Matron of Eastern Star. She also enjoyed working with the Brownies and Girl Scout organizations. Sewing was her passion.

Surviving is one son, Doug (Lynne) of Eel Bay and Florida; two daughters, Carol (Jim) Barton of Clayton, and Sally (Paul) Hartman of Wellesley Island; a nephew Jack Lindsey, that they raised, from Florida; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Doug, her brother Bill and his wife Thelma Houghton, a daughter, Susan Higginbatham, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lindsey, who passed on March 19th, 2019, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Wellesley Island Fire Department, 43859 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640, or the Fineview Methodist Church, 42851 County Route 100, Fineview Wellesley Island, NY 13640.


  1. Marty Hartman Posted

    Doug and family:
    We are so sorry to hear about Jean. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Vince and Marty Hartman

  2. Aline Groves & Al Venslovaitis Posted

    Great sadness to hear of Jeans passing. She did an outstanding job raising a family of beautiful people. Her spirit lives on in them and we have been fortunate to know them. May she Rest In Peace within God’s hands and heart.

  3. Cherie Bingeman Posted

    Doug, So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I remember her well. Prayers for you and your family. Cherie & Steve Bingeman

  4. Susan Parker Benas Posted

    Dear Doug, Carol and Sally, We are so sorry to hear about your Mother, she was beautiful lady both inside and outside. May your memories sustain you at this time. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Susan and Allen Benas

  5. J Donnie D and Eunis Posted

    To the family of sweet Jean; May God bless all of you and halp you at this time and keep watch over you.Sorry to hear of your lose hear on earth but she will keep watch on you just like always has .GOD BLESS.

  6. Sending Thoughts And Prayers To The Family.Terry And Gloria Schaber.

  7. Marion & Dick Huntley Posted

    Doug ,Carol and Sally-Sorry to hear of the passing of Jean-so many fond memories of such a sweat lady. She always did my and my mothers hair. Blessings

  8. Tom Sanford Posted

    Tom & Chris Sanford Doug, Carol, and Sally Sorry of your Mom’s passing, Jean was a special lady. Many good memories with Gordie and me and the island parties back in the day. Our thoughts & prayers to a great family.

  9. Wayne C Strauss Posted

    My Mom was a hair client, and was very fond of Jean. We lived almost directly across the road. Lost Mom late September – I’m sure she’s already made an appointment. Please accept my condolences; one more River light dark tonight
    – Wayne Strauss

  10. Deepest Sympathy to Doug, Carol and Sally and to their family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Anna Wells VanTassel

  11. Marie Derrigo Posted

    To the family of Jean Lindsey, so sorry for your loss. All us hairdressers knew Jean , I remember talking to her about business. , Thought highly of her. Golden! Marie Derrigo

  12. Donna E Maynard Posted

    Such a great lady. So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smiling and laughing and always having a good time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all, Donna Maynard

  13. David Jacox Posted

    Doug, Carol, Sally and families. So sorry for your loss. I have many memories with your family.

  14. Sandy Robinson Posted

    The minute I saw her smile in the picture above it took me back to so many memories. I will always cherish the great times I had at your house so many years ago. My prayers for all of you and hope you are able to keep all your wonderful memories of her in your hearts.

  15. Walt & Cathy Perry Posted

    Doug, Carol & Sally, Sad to hear of your Moms passing. Always loved your Mom & Dad. They were a pair we will never forget.

  16. Liz Kellogg Posted

    Jean was the constant reminder that people can be good.

  17. Dorothy Sheldon Posted

    Pat and I were so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. It is hard to imagine Wellesley Island without her. She was always so happy to see you and wanted to hear all about the family. She was a good friend and a warm soul.

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