WATERTOWN, NY — Marjorie G. Burnett, 95, Watertown, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2019.
A calling hour will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dominic J. Kriegbaum, pastor of New Way Assembly of God, presiding. Burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery.
Marjorie was born in Ottawa, Canada, on July 17, 1924, daughter of William J. and C. Gertrude Fyles Baker. The family moved to Watertown and she attended Watertown High School.
On Sept. 10, 1946, she married Robert J. Burnett in Bridgeport, CT. Mr. Burnett, a Watertown Fireman for 33 years, died Jan. 29, 2000.
Marjorie had been a bookkeeper for Empsall’s Department Store and a teller for Marine Midland Bank. She retired as a bookkeeper for Sturtz & Brown Physicians.
She enjoyed volunteering at the House of the Good Samaritan, bingo, knitting, travel, and especially tending to her family.
Marjorie is survived by three children, Terry L. (Garry W.) Galliger, Richmond, VA, Barbara L. (Paul L.) Soules, Watertown, and Gary W. Burnett, Chesterfield, VA; daughter-in-law Leanne Burnett, Fairbanks, AK; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and a great great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son Robert Stephen Burnett, 2004, brother James Baker, and two sisters Evelyn Murphy and Ruth Peterson.
In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.