Joan Slate, 81, of Strawberry Lane, died Monday at Samaritan
Medical Center, Watertown, where she had been a patient for
There will be no calling
hours or funeral service.
Born Nov. 20, 1931, in the town of Orleans, the daughter of
the late Clifford and Mary Shipman McDonald, she graduated
from Clayton Central School.
She married Francis Slate of Glen Park. He died in Massena
in 1981. They lived in Massena for 15 years. After her
husband's death, she moved back to Clayton.
Surviving are a daughter, Tina (Rick) Smith and their
daughter, Meghan, Newark; a sister, Hilda (Allan) Jackson,
Clayton; a brother, John (Bonnie) McDonald, LaFargeville;
nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Milton Rusho,
A brother, Clifford McDonald Jr., and three sisters, Doris
Jackson, Dorothy Reff and Helen Rusho all of Clayton, all
died before her.
Donations can be made to T.I.E.R.S. Clayton, NY 13624 and
also the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505
Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.
can be made at www.trjetty.com.
Information provided by T.R. Jetty Funeral Home
and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.