7/19/2021 – Elizabeth (Liz) G. Dano, Clayton

Mrs. Elizabeth (Liz) G. Dano, 88, died July 14th, at Carthage Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, where she resided for a short time. There will be a Graveside Committal Service on Sunday, July 25th, at 2pm at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Town of Cape Vincent with Reverend Donald Briant officiating. When Liz passed, she was surrounded by her loving family. She is now reunited with the love of her life Clark “CJ” with whom she missed dearly.

Liz was born April 10th, 1933, in Watertown, the daughter of Merle and Julia Miller Reynolds. She graduated from Watertown High School.

On August 19th, 1950, she married Clark Dano at the Clayton Methodist Church, with Dr. Solamon Card Pastor officiating. Clark died January 3rd, 2013, at age 84.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna (David) Malinowski of Chaumont, and Katherine (David) Rounds of North Carolina; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Gail Wilhelm of North Carolina, and Constance (Charles) Crump of Saratoga; two brothers, James (Jean) of Watertown, and Mike (Leeann) of Texas; stepsisters and brothers; nieces and nephews.

Liz’s favorite activities involved crafting, knitting, crocheting, circle word puzzles, and volunteering.

She was an icon in the Clayton community and there was nothing she enjoyed more that socializing wherever she was. Liz could have an engaging conversation with anyone and all who came to know her, loved her.

Liz also dedicated her time as a lifelong member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She could be found in the kitchen cooking, or anywhere because she was always available to help at a moment’s notice.

She worked for the 1000 Islands School for many years as a Cafeteria Manager. During her time there she made sure no student when unfed or hungry. The students adored her, even referring to her as grandma in her later years.

Liz was also a member of the Eastern Star and member of the Fire Department Booster Club.

She will be missed by all.


  1. Scott Link Posted

    A great lady. I worked part time in the cafeteria at the high/middle school. I always enjoyed chatting with Liz. She was a interesting conversationalist and had a wonderful sense of humor. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all of her family. Clayton’s loss is Heaven’s gain.
    Rest in peace, Liz.

    Scott A. Link

  2. Kay McGovern Posted

    I am so very sorry for the passsing of Liz. I remember her very well, always there doing the cooking. I was a member with the firemans auxiliary for a few years and always enjoyed talking with her.

  3. jerry flanders Posted

    The officers and members of the Copenhagen Fire Department send our deepst sympathies to Liz’s family and friends. She was a great lady and visited us many times with her husband Clark.

  4. Darrell Klock Posted

    Very sorry for the passing of Liz. She lived a great life and now she can go home to her partner CJ. They were a great couple and were always willing to help out anywhere. They both will and are missed by the Fire Service. They are in heaven with my wife Aldene and enjoying a good game of cards. Rest in Peace, everyone.

  5. Lou/Rosie Montante Posted

    Sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. Have fond memories of the great time we had chaperoning the “Class of ’61” to DC. Our deepest sympathy.

  6. Laurie Potter Oakes Posted

    I am sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I remember her from school and serving together in the Fire Department Auxiliary. Cooked and served many a booster club dinner with her. She will be greatly missed

  7. Maureen Dephtereos Posted

    Donna and Family,

    We send our love and prayers to you and all. Im so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Clearly, you inherited all of her selfless characteristics and personality. What a wonderful person. Thank you for always helping my mom. You are in my prayers.
    Maureen D.

  8. Joy Marie Kelley Posted

    Grandma Dano was just a loving caring lady! She helped not only myself but my twin sister through a lot of bad high school days! Have us a place to retreat to during lunch class! She was always willing to give a lending ear no matter what time of the day! When I return home from NC to NY I always made a special trip to visit her! It breaks my heart, heavens gained a beautiful angel! Our hearts weren’t ready but her wings were! Hugs and condolences to her family. I would like to send something personalized to the family, if someone could reach out via Facebook Joy Marie Kelley. Thank you

  9. connie wilson Posted

    The Dano family, I am very sad to hear of Liz passing. I worked in the school cafeteria for many years with Liz we always had so much fun working to gather .She will surly be missed My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  10. Janet (PICUNAS) Burrows Posted

    We all need to learn how to love the way Liz loved and cared for others. What an exemplary, committed, purpose driven human being!! Just pray we meet again cause the world is a wee bit less happy without her. God love you all!

  11. Susan Magee Posted

    I knew Liz thru the Fire Dept(decades ago) & the school and always enjoyed running into her! Usually at the Big M as she shopped for Fire Dept functions while Clark waited in the car! Always a friendly smile and a “right on” comment. I miss seeing her; Rest In Peace Liz. My sincere condolences to her family & friends.

  12. Lorraine and Ken Rogerts Posted

    So sorry to hear of Liz’s passing, your Mom and Dad catered our wedding reception and I worked at Graphic Controls with your Dad. Lots of great memories of the two of them. RIP Liz

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