Carolyn B. Avery, 94, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Carolyn B. Avery, 94, Watertown, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse following a brief illness.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Watertown, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Ella (Preston) Russell. Following her education Carolyn worked as a department store clerk at both Family Bargain Center and McCrory’s. She also was employed as a waitress on Fort Drum for many years.

Carolyn was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

She is survived by her children, Gary (Virginia) Avery of Syracuse, James (Michelle) Avery of Sackets Harbor, Robert Avery of Watertown, Bonnie Avery of Watertown, and Debbie (Steve) Piazza of Adams. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and two nephews, Mark and Paul Sacchetti.

She was predeceased by her son, Dale Avery, whom she cared for in Boston for six years following a car accident. Two daughters, Anna Marcelle, Candace Avery, and a sister, Evelyn Sacchetti, also died before her.

In accordance with public gathering restrictions a private funeral service and burial will be held for her immediate family.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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