E. Halstead, "Grandma Ellie", 91, Watertown,
formerly of Massena and Syracuse, passed away Friday, May
17, at Samaritan Summit Village.
There will be no calling hours or service. Burial at the convenience
of the family.
Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc.,
Dorthy was born July 15, 1921, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of
Floyd and Teva Lyman Halstead, and she was raised by her
mother and step-father, Joe Watson. She graduated from
Madrid Central School in 1938.
She worked as a nanny for 26 years for the Klekosky family
in Syracuse, raising their 6 children; as a laborer for
Upjohn's, and as a home-care aide. She moved
to Watertown after her retirement to be near her 'daughter'
Margrette Vaadi of Rodman.
She crocheted extensively, and was especially proficient in
fine and intricate work. She loved to read, do crosswords,
and listen to good music. Dorothy loved all
animals, but especially cats.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, 'five children' and
She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph "Huckle"
Watson and James Halstead, Massena, and two sisters, Velma
(Halstead) Farnsworth, Massena and Dawn (Watson) McWilliams,
Please make donations in Dorthy's name to SPCA of Jefferson
County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown