Victoria Joy Lear, 76, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Victoria Joy Lear, Watertown, passed away Saturday, July 6th at Hospice of Jefferson County. She was 76 years old.

She was born in Gouverneur June 21, 1943. She was educated locally and received an associate’s degree. Following her education, she enlisted in the United States Army Reserves serving for 8 years and attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Recently Victoria worked as a retail associate at Watertown’s Bon Ton in Salmon Run Mall. Prior to that she worked at several local car dealership and retail stores. She enjoyed crafts, puzzles, traveling, and exploring abroad in her younger years.

A marriage to Raymond Lear, III ended in divorce.

She is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Raymond J. III and Lucinda Lear; her grandchildren, Zachary Lear, Shane (Nicole) Lear; a great-grandson, Zachary Lear; a great-granddaughter, Elliott Lear; and her siblings, Linda, Jane, Larry, & Lacy. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and her forever sister in-law, Ethal Smith.

There are no public services planned at this time.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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