Kathryn L. (Kay) Duncan, 82, of WatertownPosted: Updated:
On July 29, 1935 Kathryn L. (Kay) Duncan was born in Watertown, New York, the daughter of Clarence C. and Margaret Ahlheim Duffany. On November 30, 2017 she passed peacefully at Samaritan Medical Center of Watertown.
She graduated from Watertown High School and helped organize class reunions for the class of 1953. She also attended the University of Connecticut. Over the years she worked at numerous jobs including New York Telephone Co., Dept. Of the Army, Rupp Rentals of Buffalo, Pulaski Materials, as well as being a mother and homemaker.
She enjoyed watching as well as participating in many sports. She claimed golf was her excuse to be outdoors, and that bowling provided indoor enjoyment. Kathryn received recognition in the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Louis for meritorious service. She was President of the Thousand Islands 600 Club, and a member of First Presbyterian Church and Elks Lodge.
Family was her love and priority and she was blessed with friends and made it a point to stay in touch with most all of them. She enjoyed oil painting, needle work, & making cards.
Her home at the St. Lawrence river was her haven tending flowers, watching the ships pass by, the various wild life, and the magnificent sunsets.
She is survived by 2 sons Jeffrey and his wife Colleen of Chaumont, James and his wife Danielle of Southern Pines, NC, and a daughter Darci Waite of Lowville. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and a sister-in-law Patricia Duffany.
Her brother John “Jack” Duffany predeceased her.
A memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday, December 16th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Pastor Fred Garry officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Town of Watertown Ambulance Company.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.