Dorothy I. Ramsey, 75, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY — Dorothy I. “Dot” Ramsey, 75, formerly of 222 State St., Carthage, died, early Saturday morning, May 25, at the Jefferson County Hospice Home, Watertown, after a long battle of ongoing health issues.

Born July 20,1943, the daughter of the late Walter and Mildred Thompson Davis in Chittenango, NY, she graduated from Lyme Central School.

She married Ralph A. Ramsey on Feb. 17,1967. The couple divorced in 1984.

She is survived by her children, two daughters, Amy (Verne) Green, Copenhagen, Vicki Ramsey, Philadelphia, NY; a son, Paul Ramsey and his companion Rachel Burcume, Carthage; her siblings, Ada (Stanley) Ramsey, Cicero, NY; Walter (Cheryl) Davis, Zephyrhills, Florida; four grandchildren, Sarah & Paul Jr. Ramsey, Carthage, Justin (Rebekah) Green, Washington, Andrew (Jessica) Green, Redfield, NY; and five great-grandchildren, Killian, Ezra, Kora, Hunter and Gunner.

She was predeceased by her parents and two siblings, Mildred LaRose and Beverly Davis.

She worked for James River Corp. until it closed, and then retired from Stature Electric in Watertown due to illness.

Our mom was one of the strongest Women we knew, she didn’t go to the best schools, dress in fine clothes or have a lot of money. But looking back she had riches that money couldn’t buy, a big heart that only knew one thing the love of her children. She was a voice of reason – story teller – hand holder -partner in crime – supporter – shoulder – broken heart healer – teacher – chef – right hand – psychologist – nerve calmer – sunshine – angel – heart and soul – problem solver – doctor – comedian – cheerleader – confidant – peace keeper – and most of all our BEST FRIEND!

Her witty personality made everyone smile, she made friends everywhere she went. She lived her life the way she wanted on her terms and no one else’s.

Dot also enjoyed puzzles, playing cards and board games and ceramics.

A private graveside service will be held by the family in the Oakwood Cemetery in Theresa, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jefferson County Hospice.  1398 Gotham St, Watertown, NY 13601.

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Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY.