Ellen J. Hawes, 75, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY  —  Ellen J. Hawes, 75, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had been a resident.


Born Feb. 24, 1944, in Watertown, NY, daughter of Joseph A. and Regina (Hyland) Hawes, she graduated in 1962 form Watertown High School in 1962. She worked at the YWCA for several years as a receptionist and assistant to the Executive Director. She also worked for the Carpent’s Union Local 278 as a bookkeeper and secretary for 20 years, retiring in September of 1998.


Among her survivors are her beloved daughter, Tracy Lynn Blake, Mayfield Heights, OH, two sisters and a brother in law, Abbie J. and William A. Lawyer, Brownville, Rhoda Negron and her companion Ray Butt, Evans Mills, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.


Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Hawes.


Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home. It was Ellen’s wishes to be cremated. There will be no calling hours or memorial service. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.


Donations may be made to the SPCA, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.


Online condolences may be made at www.hartandbruefh.com