Frederick C. Burnup

January 3, 2017 
   Frederick C. Burnup, 87, of Route 283, Watertown, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, at the Samaritan Medical Center.

The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday before the service at the funeral home.

He is survived by three daughters, Peggy Burnup and Candy Briggs, both of Watertown and Jill Leach, Calcium; two grandchildren, Nicole Washer and Wayne Briggs; 4 great grandchildren Marriah, Vincent, Nico and Gino; several nieces and nephews.  

Three brothers, Harold, Howard and Roger, and a sister, Korleen Flitcroft, predeceased him.

Fred was born at the family homestead on Route 283 on June 2, 1929, a son to Horace and Mabel Burrows Burnup. 

Fred owned and operated the family dairy farm on Route 283 for many years, teaching his work ethic to his grandchildren for several years. He retired from dairy farming in the early 1990s but continued to raise heifers and beef cattle as well as harvest hay for several years after.

He married Beatrice McAvoy on June 13, 1953. Mrs. Burnup died Nov. 1, 2011.

Mr. Burnup had previously served on the Town of Pamelia Zoning Board.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Pole Fire Department.

Condolences may be made at

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.