Marilyn A. Methfessel, 85, Dexter

DEXTER, NY —  Marilyn A. Methfessel, 85, Dexter, passed away August 5, 2022, at her summer home in Sackets Harbor under the care of her family and the direction of Hospice of Jefferson County.

The funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. August 16, 2022, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Sackets Harbor with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating.  Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 15, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown. Burial for the convenience of the family will be in the North Watertown Cemetery.

Marilyn is survived by her children, John (Kathleen) Methfessel,Jr., NJ, Donald (Maria) Methfessel, NJ, MaryAllyn (Dennis) Baeslack, Dexter, Julie Skinner, PA; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Watertown, a daughter to F. Donald and M. Evadel Thomas Taylor. She graduated in 1954 from Watertown High School.

Marilyn started her working career with the airline industry, to continue in real estate in New Jersey. She started work for the Warren Township Police Department as a part time dispatcher. She transferred to the records department then to secretary to the police chief until retiring at age 65.

Marilyn was married to John D. Methfessel, Sr., until divorcing in 1986. He predeceased her in 2017.

Marilyn spent summers at Vance Shores in Sackets Harbor. She enjoyed bowling, golfing,  puzzles and watching TV gameshows. She was a member of the Warren Township Volunteer Rescue Squad for many years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 and to DPAO, 617 Davidson St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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