ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY — Elinor Walton Ducat, 83, of St. Lawrence Park Road, Alexandria Bay, passed away Saturday, May 4, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Sept. 12, 1935, in Watertown, the daughter of Dorothy P. and Lawson G. Walton, she was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School, and then received an associate’s degree from Cazenovia College in 1955.
She relocated to Shrewsbury, MA, and subsequently married Jack Ducat on Aug. 8, 1976.
She became office manager for a construction company in Worcester, MA in the late 1970s. Ultimately, the family moved back to Upstate New York in the 1980s, and established their home in Alexandria Bay. Elinor became business manager for Tannery Island Power Company, Carthage, and later became a sales agent for Christensen Realty in Clayton.
Elinor was the most senior member of the LeRay de Chaumont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). She was instrumental in the establishment of the General Jacob Brown Chapter of the C.A.R. She also belonged to the Albany Chapter of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Jefferson County Historical Society.
She was always proud to be “a farm girl from Upstate NY,” and she was an avid St. Lawrence River fishing gal.
Elinor is survived by her husband, Jack; children, H. Thomas (Robin) O’Hara Jr., Great Neck, NY; Kathleen O. (Joseph R. Jr.) Falcone, Manlius, NY; John S. (Laurie) Ducat, Dover-Foxcroft, ME; Elizabeth Ducat-Fitzpatrick, Worcester, MA; James I. Ducat, Redlands, CA; her brother, David Walton, Watertown; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and her former spouse H. Thomas O’Hara.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at The Church of the St. Lawrence with Rev. Lisa Busby officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Elinor’s name to Hospice of Jefferson County, the Northern New York Community Foundation or the Jefferson County Historical Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.costellofuneralservice.com