Graveside service: Mary Jo Reynolds

WATERTOWN, NY — A graveside service will be held for Mary Jo Reynolds on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Brookside Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Reed and Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown, NY.

Mary Jo tragically died on July 22, 2021, after she was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on outer Washington Street in the town of Watertown.

Mary Jo was born on June 5, 1954, in Malone, New York, daughter of Margaret and Wade Reynolds. She graduated from Holy Family High School in 1972. She attended college in Buffalo, NY, and received a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo in 1984.

Upon her retirement she lived in Watertown for many years.

She had a passion for music, collectibles and animals. In addition,  she was a renowned nature photographer. She was a very popular member of a nature Facebook group “Nature’s Way.”  She posted almost daily beautiful photos of animals, birds, flowers and landscapes that she had taken.  Mary Jo was a very private person, but her photos and kind messages to other members on the Facebook site made her a beloved member of the group.

Mary Jo was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by her brother Miles and his wife Deborah, who reside in Ormond Beach, Florida.  She was also survived by a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle and cousins.

For cemetery location or burial details, please call Reed and Benoit at 386-782-6580.