Sally M. Radley

December 25, 2012

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y.    Sally M. Radley, 76, of Carleton Drive, Cape Vincent, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, at her home.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, with Rev. Toby Schilling officiating. Spring burial will be in Clayton Cemetery. 

There are no calling hours.

Born Sept. 10, 1936, in Clayton, the daughter of Irwin and Jessie McRae Turcotte, she graduated from Clayton Central School and Watertown School of Commerce. 

She married John L. Gokey on July 14, 1956, in Clayton and the marriage ended in divorce. She then married Lionel A. Radley, Sr. on Aug. 18, 1972 in Cape Vincent, and he died Jan. 20, 2008.

Sally had been employed by NYS Department of Transportation as a draftsman and New York Telephone Co. as a secretary. 

She was a member for 37 years of the Cape Vincent American Legion Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Radley enjoyed reading, canning, and sitting by the St. Lawrence River. She was an avid traveler, having visited all 50 states and wintering in Tombstone, Ariz., but her most favorite past-time was spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her three daughters and their spouses, Victoria and Patrick LaBarge, Copenhagen, Deborah and Richard Kehoe, Black River, and Patricia and Kyle Barton, Clayton; five stepdaughters, Susan and Darnel Oliver, Tenn., Judy Rienbeck, Canton, Gloria "Jean" and John Comins, Rochester, Patricia "Patsy" and Will Dudley, Colo., and Karen and Ed Bagenski, N.M.; four stepsons, Lionel and Linda Radley, Jr., DeRuyter, Harry and Gail Radley, Rochester, Lysle and Debbie Radley and Jarvis and Jolene Radley, all of Cape Vincent; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A sister, Elaine Hill, and two brothers, Donald and Joseph Turcotte, all died before her.

The family wishes to thank her dedicated caregivers that enabled her to remain in her home on the River.

Donations in her name may be made to Cape Vincent Volunteer Ambulance Squad, 241 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent, NY 13618. 

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