A. Anne Alton

June 10, 2006  

– A. Anne Alton,  80, 423 Holcomb St., died Friday evening at the Samaritan Keep Home, where she had been a patient for several days.  

Born on March 3, 1926 daughter of Anson E. and Mabel Parker Livingston.  She was a graduate of Watertown High School.  She went on to Western Union School in Elizabeth, New Jersey and returned to Watertown shortly after.  

She married Gordon Leslie Alton on June 16, 1946.  Mr. Alton passed away June 26, 1970.  They worked together at the Hotel Brighton as Assistant Managers until becoming a homemaker.  After returning to work in the early 50’s she was the clerk in the Children’s Department at Empsall's.  She then went on to work at Jefferson County and retired in March 1986 as Senior Data Entry Operator after 26 years of dedicated service.

She was very active in the 1960’s with PTA (PTO) at John C. Thompson School in Watertown.  She was a Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Congregational Church in Watertown.  Upon her retirement she became a Nanny to several local children.  She was also a true cat lover.  She was an avid sports fan; she had many favorite teams; New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Syracuse University basketball and all of the Copenhagen Knight teams.

She is survived by two daughters, Leslie and Cynthia (Cindy) Alton of Watertown, her granddaughter and grandson, Mary and Eric Shambo, her Great-Grandson, Zachary Shambo, and the family of Mr. Robert Henry, all of Copenhagen.

She is predeceased by three sisters, Lucretia (Keta) Henry, Thelma Stevens, and Edna Gardner.  Her stepmother, Mildred Livingston and a step-brother, Robert Murdock.

Calling hours will be held on Monday June 12, 2006 at the Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Inc. Copenhagen from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 13, 2006 at the Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Inc. Copenhagen at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Holly Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson County SPCA.

Information provided by Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Inc., and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.