July 15, 2017
Mary Geraldine "Gerry" Sagriff, 97, formerly of W. Hoard St., Watertown passed away Friday afternoon, July 14, 2017, at Samaritan Keep Home.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 10 - 11AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at Noon at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Gerry was born in Watertown on December 12, 1919, daughter of Timothy and Marie (Murphy) Hunt and she graduated from Watertown High School. On June 26, 1941 she married James P. Sagriff at St. Patrick's Church and Mr. Sagriff died January 25, 1990.
She had worked as a civilian employee at Pine Camp, as a clerk at J. J. Newberry's, and as a packager at Watertown Linen Supply Co. Her favorite job, though, was homemaker to her husband and family. She enjoyed many things in her life, including crocheting and knitting, crossword puzzles, reading, and solitaire. Gerry also enjoyed riding in anyone's car, watching her soap operas, and she adored her cat.
Gerry is survived by her daughter, Ann E. Cean and husband, Franklin D., Adams; daughter-in-law, Sharon Sagriff, Watertown; three grandchildren, David W. Cean, Teri L. Augliano and husband, Robert, and Derick J. Sagriff and wife, Amanda L.; six great grandchildren, Tahlor C. Martinez and husband, Willfrado, Zachary J. Augliano, Vincent R. Augliano, Mackenzie M. Sagriff, Savannah A. Sagriff, and Parker J. Sagriff; four great great grandchildren, Thomas F. Martinez, Elliott H. Martinez, Maxwell J. Martinez, and Ozziel Martinez; sister-in-law, Evelyn Hunt, Brownville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, James, Gerry was predeceased by her son, Steven J. Sagriff, two brothers, James L. and Edward Hunt, sister, Marjorie Lecesse, and sister-in-law, Jane Hunt.
Donations in her name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 2151, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.