Edna E. Sullivan, 79, Ives Hill Retirement Community and
formerly of E. Hounsfield, passed away Sunday, January 8,
2017, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11,
at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A funeral
service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the funeral
home with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor of Holy Family Church,
presiding. Burial will be in the spring in Indian River
Cemetery, Indian River, NY.
Edna was born in the town of Croghan on April 10, 1937,
daughter of Clifford and Averill (Adner) Shaw and she
graduated from Harrisville High School.
She married Donald C. Sullivan on Aug. 31, 1956, in
Watertown. Mr. Sullivan died April 23, 2014.
She had worked as an office clerk for Sears, then was a
saleswoman for many years at S. L. George Jewelers, both in
Watertown. She also was tax collector for the Town of
Edna enjoyed volunteering at E. Hounsfield Free Library,
golfing, gardening, bird watching, and crossword puzzles.
She was a Syracuse University basketball fan and a
life member of the Sackets Harbor American Legion Post 1757
She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Bedford Creek Golf
Course, and Town of Hounsfield Seniors.
Edna is survived by her two sons and their wives, Stephen S.
and Kezia, Sackets Harbor and James C. and Margaret,
Baldwinsville; son-in-law, George Day III, FL; seven
grandchildren, Thomas Sullivan and fiancée, Kristin Fiorini,
Washington, DC, Megan and James Scott and Amanda and Luke
Beasley, all of Webster, Justin and Katie Day, Carthage,
Patrick Sullivan, Clifton Park, Briana Sullivan,
Baldwinsville, and Melissa and Junior Gonzalez, MA; four
great grandchildren; brother, Ernest J. Shaw, Natural
Bridge, and sister, Ruth Conklin; and several nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Her daughter, Susan Day, died March 20, 2010 and she was
also predeceased by brother, Charles Shaw, and sister, Linda
Donations in her name may be made to either the E.
Hounsfield Library, PO Box 664, or Hospice of Jefferson
County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown