WATERTOWN, NY — A graveside service will be held for Mary Jo Reynolds on at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Brookside Cemetery in the town of Watertown. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Reed and Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.
Mary Jo tragically died on July 22, 2021, after she was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Outer Washington Street in the town of Watertown.
Mary Jo was born on June 5, 1954, in Malone, NY, daughter of Margaret and Wade Reynolds. She graduated in 1972 from Holy Family High School. She attended college in Buffalo, N.Y. and received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Buffalo in 1984.
Upon her retirement she lived in Watertown for many years.
She had a passion for music, collectibles and animals. In addition, she was a renowned nature photographer. She was a very popular member of a nature Facebook group “Nature’s Way.” She posted almost daily beautiful photos of animals, birds, flowers and landscapes that she had taken. Mary Jo was a very private person, but her photos and kind messages to other members on the Facebook site made her a beloved member of the group.
Mary Jo was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her brother Miles and his wife Deborah, who reside in Ormond Beach, Florida. She was also survived by a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle and cousins.