WATERTOWN, N.Y. —
Frederick Wearne, 89, of
Route 12, passed away Thursday, June 14, at Upstate Medical
University in Syracuse.
funeral mass will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Our
Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Richard Kennedy
officiating. Entombment will follow in the Glenwood
Mausoleum. Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown.
Born Dec. 21, 1922, in Watertown, one of 11 children to
Samuel and Myrtle Sullivan Wearne, he was educated in
Mr. Wearne went to work at the New York Air Brake following
his schooling. He left the Air Brake to serve with the Army
during World War II, in the Northern France, Normandy and
Rhineland Theatres, from January 1943 to November 1945.
Following his honorable discharge he returned to Watertown,
going back to work at the New York Air Brake Company as a
moulder, retiring in 1985 after 45 years of service.
Frederick married Carmen Pelletier on Oct. 18, 1947. Mrs.
Wearne died Feb. 16, 2011.
Mr. Wearne was a communicant of Holy Family and Sacred Heart
Church’s, the Elks, Knights of Columbus, the VFW and the
He was a former member of the Town of Watertown VFD and the
Town Historical Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
camping, hiking, cross country skiing.
He was an avid reader and history buff. Fred enjoyed
conversation with everyone he met.
Surviving are two sons, Michael and Patrick, both of
Watertown; two daughters, Chantel Davis, Schenectady, and
Denise (David) Johannessen, Watertown; seven grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn (John)
Aberle, Wa.; any nieces and nephews.
Five brothers, William, George, James, Samuel, Richard and
an infant, and three sisters, Helen, Marion, and Betty Jane,
all died before him.
Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Foundation,
668 Thompson St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed
& Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.