Dorthy E. Halstead, 91, Watertown & formerly of Massena
Dorthy E. Halstead, "Grandma Ellie" 91, Watertown, formerly of Massena and Syracuse, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Samaritan Summit Village.
There will be no calling hours or service. Burial at the convienience of the family. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Dorthy was born in Olean, NY on July 15, 1921, daughter of Floyd and Teva Lyman Halstead, and she was raised by her mother and step-father, Joe Watson. She graduated from Madrid Central School in 1938.
She worked as a nanny for 26 years for the Klekosky family in Syracuse, raising their six children; as a laborer for Upjohn's, and as a home-care aide. She moved to Watertown after her retirement to be near her 'daughter' Margrette Vaadi of Rodman. She crocheted extensively, and was especially proficient in fine and intricate work. She loved to read, do crosswords, and listen to good music. Dorothy loved all animals, but especially cats.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, 'five children' and many grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph "Huckle" Watson and James Halstead, Massena, and two sisters, Velma (Halstead) Farnsworth, Massena and Dawn (Watson) McWilliams, Oklahoma.
Please make donations in Dorthy's name to SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Monday, March 30, 2015, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake