Patrick M. McDermott, 70, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Patrick M. McDermott, 70, of Charles Street, passed away June 1, 2019, at his home.

Pat was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Watertown, the son of Charles E. and Doris E. “Betty” Anderson. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1966, attended Jefferson Community College and graduated from the University of Albany with a bachelor’s degree in Education.

On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Christine A. Staie, the love of his life, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Benoit Dostie officiating. Christine died July 21, 1988.

Pat was employed in the hardware department of Home Depot until his retirement in 2016. Previously he was a quality control officer for Fisher Cast Corp. and New York Air Brake company for 40 years.

He was a former member of Holy Family Church and served in the United States Reserves.

Pat was proud to be a founding member, along with Pete Gaskin, of the Jefferson Community College Lacrosse Club.

Pat enjoyed collecting coins and sports collectibles, attending concerts, games especially Trivial Pursuit. He was a Boston Red Sox fan, a Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed spending time with his grand puppies.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Gregory J. and Amanda, Watertown, three grandchildren, Kaylynn, Kallie and Kenzie, siblings, Robert E. McDermott, Watertown, Bruce A. McDermott, LaFargeville, Nancy (Gary) Davis, LaFargeville, Mollie (Floyd) Field, Canton. Margaret McDermott, Watertown.

His parents and siblings Frederick P. in 1999, Charles N. in 2015, Kathleen Brown in 2007 and Mary McDermott as an infant, all died before him.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Donation Center, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101.

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