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Patricia Ann Tryon

March 31, 2022

Patricia Ann TryonPatricia Ann Tryon, 74, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Watertown Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Patty was born in Watertown May 15, 1947, daughter of Robert and Audrey (Signor) Puffer and she attended Watertown schools. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, boating, and life on the River. Her family, her children and their families were her life.

Patty is survived by her devoted life partner of 35 years, Michael D. Saunders; three children, Jolie E. Tryon and fiance Randy Nier, Williamstown, Jill E. LaGrange and husband Nate, Franklin, IN, and Joel E. Tryon and wife Camille, Cedar Rapids, IA; Michael's children, Matthew Saunders and wife Ann, Watertown and Amy Russell and husband Mark, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; ten grandchildren, Shawn Michael, Madison, Owen, Aaron, Jessa, Andrew, Emma, David, Sam, and Trey; two great-grandchildren, Callum and Caden; two brothers, Robert Puffer and wife Kelly, Chillicothe, OH and Steven Puffer and wife Gwen, Columbia, TN; sister Victoria Puffer, Long Beach, CA; one niece, two nephews, and several cousins.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, April 5, from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 6, at 2 PM at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be at the family's convenience in Point Vivian Cemetery, Town of Alexandria. Online condolences to Patty's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in her name may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#10 Camille Tryon 2022-04-16 22:27
We're going to miss Patty so much! She was the sweetest and kindest Mother-in-Law to me and such a wonderful Grandmother to my daughter, Jessa. We'll keep her memories alive through so many beautiful stories we have to share. Love you so much, Patty!
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#9 Gene & Rita LaGrange 2022-04-05 18:34
We are so very sorry about Pat's passing. She was a wonderful lady and was loved by all. Our condolences to the entire family, we will miss her, much love, Gene and Rita
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#8 Steven Tryon 2022-04-03 10:43
Aunt Patty’s smile and laugh are always with me. Our hearts are so sad, but please know that your family is with you and we are thinking about you all.
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#7 Carmen Dickson 2022-04-03 10:39
We offer our heartfelt sympathy to you Mike, and to all of Patty's loved ones during such a difficult time.
Carmen & Eliot Dickson
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#6 Sunshine Peebles 2022-04-03 10:12
So very sorry for your loss. Hoping your memories bring your peace during this difficult time. Love From The Peebles Family.
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#5 Debbie Baker 2022-04-03 09:52
My condolences for the family. Your mom was a nice person. I'm so sorry for your loss
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#4 Dan and Robin Tryon 2022-04-02 21:50
We are sad to hear of the loss of Patty. Hold those good memories near and dear to your heart. She will always be with you.
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#3 Gay Ann LaGrange 2022-04-02 15:28
So heartbroken for you all. Pat was such a beautiful, kind and loving soul. She will be missed by our family so very much.
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#2 Marie Biondolillo 2022-04-02 15:19
It is with a heavy heart and my deepest sympathies that I l just learned of my cousin's passing. All my prayers go out to all her families and with it our heart felt sympathies for you lose. My she rest in peace.
Love Marie & Pat
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#1 Vernon Tryon 2022-04-02 10:43
I am very surprised and sorry to learn of Patty’s passing — much too young and too soon — and such a loss to her family. I hope you all find comfort in the love she had for you all.

Vernon Tryon
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