Laurien M. Flitcroft

April 14, 2017                      
WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Laurien M. Flitcroft, 93, passed April 14, 2017, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had been a resident.

A prayer service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home followed by an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the funeral home.

Born Oct. 24, 1923, on Wolfe Island, Canada, the daughter of Martin and Mabel Greenwood O’Brien, she attended Watertown High School.

She married George “Lionel” Flitcroft on Nov. 26, 1945, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. The couple resided in Oakland, CA, from 1945 to 1946 while her husband finished his final year in the Navy. Upon returning home she and her husband purchased a farm and raised turkeys for several years. During that time Mr. Flitcroft also worked for the House of the Good Samaritan and Mercy Hospital as an x-ray technician until May of 1979. He passed on July 19, 1985.  

Laurien was a homemaker.

Among her survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, Harold M. and Carolyn A. O’Brien, Watertown; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters and brother-in-law, Bernice M. and Dennis W. Sequin and Geraldine K. and Nathaniel Barr.

Donations may be made to North Pole Fire Department, 22350 US-Rt. 11, Watertown, NY 13601.

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Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.