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Edna E. Sullivan

January 8, 2017

Edna E. Sullivan, 79, Ives Hill Retirement Community and formerly of E. Hounsfield, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, January 11, from 4 - 7PM. A funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 12, at 11AM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor of Holy Family Church, presiding. Burial will be in the spring in Indian River Cemetery, Indian River, NY.

Edna was born in the town of Croghan on April 10, 1937, daughter of Clifford and Averill (Adner) Shaw and she graduated from Harrisville High School. On August 31, 1956 she married Donald C. Sullivan in Watertown and Mr. Sullivan died April 23, 2014.

She had worked as an office clerk for Sears, then was a saleswoman for many years at S. L. George Jewelers, both in Watertown. She also was tax collector for the Town of Hounsfield. Edna enjoyed volunteering at E. Hounsfield Free Library, golfing, gardening, bird watching, and crossword puzzles. She was a Syracuse University basketball fan and a life member of the Sackets Harbor American Legion Post 1757 Auxiliary. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Bedford Creek Golf Course, and Town of Hounsfield Seniors.

Edna is survived by her two sons and their wives, Stephen S. and Kezia, Sackets Harbor and James C. and Margaret, Baldwinsville; son-in-law, George Day III, FL; seven grandchildren, Thomas Sullivan and fiancée, Kristin Fiorini, Washington, DC, Megan and James Scott and Amanda and Luke Beasley, all of Webster, Justin and Katie Day, Carthage, Patrick Sullivan, Clifton Park, Briana Sullivan, Baldwinsville, and Melissa and Junior Gonzalez, MA; four great grandchildren; brother, Ernest J. Shaw, Natural Bridge, and sister, Ruth Conklin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her daughter, Susan Day, died March 20, 2010 and she was also predeceased by brother, Charles Shaw, and sister, Linda Martin.

Donations in her name may be made to either the E. Hounsfield Library, PO Box 664, or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Edna's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#10 Al & Emily Frechette 2017-01-13 22:48
Our condolences to the family. It is not easy to lose a Mom and I am sure her passing has left a huge void in her family and friends. To know Edna was to love her-a very special lady indeed.
Rest in Peace dear friend
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#9 Charlie and Arlene 2017-01-12 08:28
Jim and Peg,
We are so sad to hear of your mothers passing.
While you mourn her moving on please think back to all those special moments that allow you to smile and celebrate a life well lived.
We love you both,
Charlie and Arlene
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#8 JoAnn Staub 2017-01-11 20:21
To the family of Edna, I am sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady, I never knew her to say a cross word about anyone. I grew up in the neighborhood, was a Hayes ( Ken and Beulah's second daughter.) I spoke with Edna a few days after she had her PET SCAN. We would always have a nice visit at the Hounsfield Senior Citizen monthly pot luck. I know she loved her family very much. I am sorry that I can not be there now as I am snowbirding in Florida. Thinking of everyone. JoAnn (Hayes Staub) Roberts.
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#7 Tim&LeeEllen Larkin 2017-01-11 18:30
Steve and Kezia,
We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

Tim & Lee Ellen Larkin
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#6 Donna Leana 2017-01-11 11:49
So sorry to hear of Edna's passing. She was a large part of the community and well known by many. My sister and I remember your parents as we were growing up they will be greatly missed. We have many memories of them at the Country Inn. We send our prayers and sympathy to your family. Edna has gone to join your dad, she has gone home to God, a place of peace, a place where there is no pain. God be with all of you during this very trying time.
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#5 Deborah Jerome 2017-01-11 09:46
We send our condolences to all of the family of Edna. Edna was a wonderful friend and neighbor that loved us unconditionally . We are really going to miss her and will always keep her memory alive.

With love and sympathy,
Deborah, Pete, Elizabeth, and James Jerome
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#4 Judy Jerome 2017-01-10 22:40
Dear Steve and Jim and families,

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Your Mom and Dad were an essential part of my own childhood and I can't help but feel that Edna's passing is the end of an era. My heart and tears are with you all.

With love,
Judy Jerome
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#3 Karen Brilbeck 2017-01-10 21:41
Saddened by the passing of your Grandma Tom and Kristin. And also your whole family. Our prayers of peace to all of you during this time.
Love, Aunt Karen and Uncle Keith XXXOOO
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#2 AL AND JUDY BOHALL 2017-01-10 14:22
WE SEND YOU OUR PRAYERS THAT YOU FIND THE STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH EDNA'S PASSING. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND WE WILL MISS HER. I AM SO GLAD THAT WE GOT UP TO SEE HER THIS FALL.
OUR LOVE TO YOU ALL.
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHIES
ELTON AND JUDY BOHALL
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#1 Cora and Jay Walter 2017-01-10 09:50
Dear Steve and Kizia,

We are so sorry to hear of Edna's passing. She was a very gracious and kind person.

Our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Cora and Jay Walter
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