Bruce N. Beattie, 70, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY — Bruce N. Beattie, 70, of Clayton and formerly of Watertown, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Rochester General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Calling hours will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at St. Mary’s Church, 521 James St., Clayton, with Revs. Frances Pompei and J. Michael Gaffney co-officiating followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Born May 20, 1947, in Long Branch, NJ, a son of Roswell P. and Musetta M. O’Neill Beattie, Jr., he was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy in 1965 and of Oswego State.

He married Cynthia Sboro on May 23, 1970, at St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown, with Revs. John Pendergast and Robert McGrath co-officiating.

For 30 years he worked for the Department of New York State Taxation and Finance in Syracuse, and from 1989 to 1994 he was the business administrator for St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. In 1996 the couple moved to Clayton and he was the owner and operator of both Attilio’s Scenic Inn and Attilio’s Pizza.

Mr. Beattie was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

His greatest love was his family and his ministry to the Franciscan Mystery Players, which he directed for over 40 years. All of his children and three of his grandchildren have had the privilege of participating in his ministry with him.

He enjoyed boating, skiing, woodworking, and carpentry.

Along with his wife, Cynthia Sboro Beattie, he is survived by his four children and their spouses, Michele and Aaron Capone, Watertown, Sarah and Christopher Leone, Penfield, Peter and Molly Beattie, Clayton, and Paul and Donna Beattie, Cape Coral, FL; eight grandchildren, Johanna and Allyson Capone, Jacob and Samuel Leone, and Luca, Eva, Reese, and Ross Beattie; a brother and his wife, Phillip and Janice Beattie, Clayton; two aunts; a nephew, Matthew and Mary Pat Beattie and a niece, Laura and Bob Kec; and numerous cousins.

Donations in his name may be made to the Franciscan Mystery Players, c/o Michele Capone, 145 Bowers Ave., Watertown NY 13601.

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