Deanna J. Freeman, 70, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Deanna J. Freeman, Clay, NY, and formerly Watertown, NY, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, from a hard battle with cancer. She was 70 years old.

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey E. Smith officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m.

Born on Feb. 24, 1951, in Alexandria Bay, NY, the daughter to the late Desmond and Doris VanTassel Steele, she graduated in 1969 from Watertown High School.

She worked at Immaculate Heart Central High School as a cafeteria manager retiring after 43 years of service.

She married Douglas Freeman at the Assembly of God Church in 1972. Mr. Freeman passed away Dec. 7, 2018.

Surviving is her daughter; Amanda and Dennis Cyriacks, Jr; Liverpool, siblings, Don (Lajuana) Steele, Texas; Dennis (Mary) Steele, Watertown; Daniel (Cathy) Steele, Ogdensburg; Debbie (Tom) Saur, Watertown; Donna Eno, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Raegen, Paige and Tassie White, Dennis III, Joslynn and Delilah Cyriacks and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She loved nothing more than being with her family and grandchildren.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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