M. Potoski, 93, of Martin Road, Watertown, died Saturday
morning, April 15, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had
been a resident since November 2016.
prayer service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Reed
& Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Murray
will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service
at the funeral home.
Helena was born June 4, 1923, in Lowville, a daughter to
Edward and Lucille Mattison Jarvis.
She worked at Chesebrough Ponds in Watertown for many years,
retiring in the mid 1980s.
She married Walter Potoski in 1943.
Mr. and Mrs. Potoski lived in Glen Park, Pillar
Point, and lastly at the corner of the Jericho and Martin
Roads in the Town of Hounsfield.
Mr. Potoski passed away in July 1995.
Helena enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great
and great great grandchildren.
She also enjoyed gardening, canning and playing cards.
She is survived by two sons, Frank (Victoria) and Stanley
(Pamela), of Watertown; 10 grandchildren, Paul, Joseph and
Nicole Potoski, Ralph “Gregory” Presley, Thomas Barr,
Ted (Paula) Barr, Ann (Tracy) Coburn, Tammy Genovese,
Michele (Gino) Giardini, Stephen Potoski; 14 great-grandchildren
and 10 great- great-grandchildren; two sisters, Viva Hall,
Rutland and Rita (Jack) Berrus, Constableville; many nieces
Helena was predeceased by a daughter, Joan M. Potoski, a son,
Stephen W. Potoski, a granddaughter Tammy Lynn Potoski, a
brother Winifred Jarvis, and a sister Martini Stoffel.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.