G. Lee, 83, of East Road, a resident of Lewis County
Residential Health Care Facility died on Saturday evening,
Born in the town of Leyden the daughter of the late Cecil E.
and Mary A. Kelly Gillette on May 6, 1929, she graduated
from General Martin High School.
She married James A. Lee on Oct. 27, 1948, at the Turin
Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and managed
family dairy farm on the East Road. Mr. Lee died June 5,
Mrs. Lee was involved in the local community where she and
Jim were members of the Holstein club, and the Turin Grange.
She served on the Board of Elections for over 35 years for
the town of Turin.
Joyce was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was a member of Turin United Methodist Church where she
was a past Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir
where she sang solo’s on special occasions.
Joyce is survived by her son and his family, James W. and
Linda and their children, Michael J., Matthew J., and
Desiree A.; her brother John Gillette of Chittenango; her
sister, Eileen Zeman of Macedonia, Ohio; her brother-in-law,
Francis Lee of Lowville; several nieces and nephews.
A son, John Stanley Lee; three brothers, Carl, Hugh and
William Gillette; two sisters, Maria Conway, Eleanor Bush;
and her half-brother, Perce Gillette, all died before her.
Joyce was an avid reader and loved to knit. Every spring she
enjoyed planning her garden with the grandchildren and also
spent many hours on her flower gardens.
Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at
Sundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Beth O’Neil, pastor of
the Lowville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
will be at a later date in Turin Cemetery.
Calling hours for family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, at the funeral home.
Memorials in Joyce’s name may be made to a charity of
condolences should be sent to
Information provided by Sundquist
Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.