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Maria R. Besaw

February 1, 2023

Maria R. Nunn Besaw, 60, formerly of Wellesley Island passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 1, 2023, under the care of The Grand Nursing Home in Ilion, NY.

Maria, daughter of L. Lyle and Ramona Nunn, was born on March 7, 1962. She attended LaFargeville Central School. She spent nearly 30 years in Massena with her longtime companion, Robert Murray, who lovingly cared for her until her illness demanded upgraded care. Maria spent a brief time at Trinity House in Ogdensburg, Transitional Living in Watertown until her final residence at the Grand Nursing Home. Maria left a heartfelt and memorable impression with her many caregivers over the years. She was a sweet and loving person.

She is survived by daughter Jera (Kevin) Dishaw; son Jeremiah (Lea) Burrows; five grandchildren; three sisters, Sallie (James) Russell, Pamela (Peter) Pavao, and Cynthia (Robert) Waterson; two brothers, Douglas (Carolyn Ladd) Nunn and Theodore Nunn. Both her parents predeceased her.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 10, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton from 4 - 6 PM. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island will be at her family's convenience. Online condolences to Maria's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, Inc., 425 Washington St., Watertown, NY .


#12 LOUIS & JILL NUFFER 2023-02-10 09:24
To Jera, Jeremiah & Maria's family. Our heart felt condolences and loving thoughts are with you all! So sorry for your loss.
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#11 Tina Ingerson Schuth 2023-02-06 12:46
I have such fond memories of Maria when we were kids.
Always sweet and smiling. My deepest sympathy to her family.
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#10 Russ Waterson 2023-02-05 08:22
We are very sorry to hear this news. We send our deepest condolences and comforting prayers to all.
We have great memories of Maria.
Love, hugs and prayers,
Russ & Penny
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#9 Diana Delaney Wells 2023-02-05 08:00
I remember Maria as a kind, sweet person who loved sports and communing with friends. She was outgoing and cared for others. She will be in my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
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#8 Kyle Barton 2023-02-05 07:34
Jera and Jeremiah so sorry about your Mom
I remember her the most in high school and she always had a smile, I see the same smile in both of you
Love you both
Kyle and Tricia❤️
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#7 Kimberly Fitchette 2023-02-04 19:45
To Jera,Jeremiah and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May she RIP, prayers to all,
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#6 Skeeter Heinrich 2023-02-04 16:30
Bob and Cindy please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family.
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#5 Paul Walentuk 2023-02-04 13:49
My condolences to the family
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#4 Amber Black 2023-02-04 13:23
Jera, Jeremiah and Maria's whole family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
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#3 Jay & JoAnn Burrows 2023-02-04 12:35
This sad news breaks our hearts, especially for our two children Jera and Jeremiah. Maria was a special person who had so much love in her heart. We would have her come to the farm for dinner and visit with the kids. It was so satisfying to see the smile on face. We knew it meant so much to her to spend time with her kids. She loved them dearly. Our thoughts and prayers to Maria’s family and friends. May God Bless
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