Ellen E. Busto

December 16, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Elllen
E. Busto, 87, 147 Smith St., Watertown, passed away at her daughter's, Marlene Kirch's, home on Pillar Point on Sunday, Dec. 16, surrounded by her loving family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, with the funeral service following at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery.

Born March 15, 1925, in Gouverneur, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth McManus Macaulay, she graduated from Morristown High School and had attended hairdressing school in Watertown. 

She married Manuel J. "Chub" Busto on Jan. 25, 1947. He died July 25, 1990.

Ellen was a homemaker and a foster mother. She had also worked for Cheeseborough Ponds, which became Faichneys, in Watertown. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, crocheting, sewing, and especially her dog, Charlie.

Surviving are a son, Daniel Busto, Watertown; three daughters, Bonnie and Mark Hall, E.Amherst, Marlene and David Kirch, Pillar Point, and Susan Dorame, Watertown; a son-in-law, Art Thompson, Oswego; 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a great great-grandson; three sisters, Edna Gates, Hailsboro, Jessie Smithers, Watertown, and Annabette and Leland Brown, Rochester; a brother-in-law, Phillip Parish, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Thompson, September 23, 2000, her two brothers, Edward and George Macaulay, her sister, Aleta Parish, and her brother-in-law, Clifford Gates.

Donations in her name may be made to Flower Memorial Library in memory of Patricia Thompson, 229 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. 

Condolences to the family may be made at http://www.cummingsfuneral. com.


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