Leone R. Datoush

November 16, 2011       

ADAMS, N.Y.  —  Leone “Onie” R. Datoush, 90, of East Church Street, died Wednesday morning at the Samaritan Keep Home where she was admitted June 28. 

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Mona Fargo, pastor of the Adams United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Born March 22, 1921, in Turin, daughter of Emmett and Alice Peckham Rupert, she was a graduate of Copenhagen High School. 

During the war she worked at Savage Arms, Utica and at the Bagley Sewall Defense Plant in Watertown. 

She married Jerome “Dayt” Datoush Aug. 17, 1946, at the home of her mother in Copenhagen. 

The couple lived in Adams all their married life. Mr. Datoush worked for the W.W. Conde Hardware Store in Watertown following his discharge from the Army where he served in Africa and Italy. “Onie” and “Dayt” purchased the former Gould’s Restaurant in Adams which they operated for 14 years. Mr. Datoush died Nov. 21, 1987.

Mrs. Datoush was a Life Member of the South Jefferson VFW Post 5344 Auxiliary.

She enjoyed playing Pitch and played in many tournaments, dancing, and snowmobiling at their camp in Worth.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon (Robin) and Roger (Nancy), both of Watertown; a daughter Nancy (Ralph) Brown, Watertown; eight grandchildren and six great great- grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A brother, Frank Rupert, and three sisters, Blanche Rupert, Hazel Clark and Pearl Meacham, all died before her.

Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605.

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.