Doreen R. Collins

April 13, 2017 
WATERTOWN, NY  —  Doreen R. Collins, 68, Watertown, passed away Wednesday, April 12, at Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center where she had resided since Nov. 28, 2016.

The funeral will be 11:00am Friday, April 21, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will follow the service in Brookside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the funeral home.

Born March 26, 1949, in Watertown, a daughter to Everett A. and Ruth I. McDermott Chisamore, she received her high school diploma, and went on to graduate from Jefferson Community College with an associates degree in accounting. 

She worked for 37 years as a supervisor at Jefferson County Department of Social Services until her retirement in 2010.

She enjoyed shopping, traveling, and going to the casino.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Nora Chisamore, of Clayton; two sisters and their spouses, Judith (Roger) Hudziak, Watertown, Laurel (Wayne) Wilcox, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Doreen was predeceased by a daughter, Courtney R. Hanson.

Donations may be made in her name to the Alzhemer’s Assoication of Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-1361.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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