THERESA, NY — Katherine Marie Exelby, 62, of Creek Road, Theresa, died peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.
Born Feb. 4, 1958, in Nyack, NY, the daughter of the late William W. and Catherine T. Smith Morris, she graduated from Indian River High School and Jefferson Community College.
She was employed by Alexandria Bay River Hospital as an activities director. She also was a cook at the Snack Bar in Philadelphia, NY and Miss Laura’s Diner, in Theresa, NY.
She married the late William A. Briggs on Feb. 8, 1976, in Plessis, NY. Mr. Briggs died in 1990. The couple had one child together, William A. Briggs, II.
She married Dale Exelby on Dec. 3, 1994, in Philadelphia, NY.
Surviving are husband, Dale, Theresa, NY; a son, William A. Briggs II, Palm City Florida; several siblings, Mary Dimock, Philadelphia, Barbara (Richard) Stephenson Dayton, Texas, Sandra (Mark) Stephenson, Theresa, Richard (Beverly) Branch, Chaumount, NY, and Deborah Parker, Watertown, NY.
She was predeceased by her parents and her first husband William, several siblings, John Morris, Linda Dion, Joan Brown/Bittle, Patricia Shulch, and Gregory Branch.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions there will be no services at the funeral home. The family will be doing a memorial celebration on their own on Saturday, May 30,2020 at Kent Park on Kent Lane in Philadelphia, NY.
Arrangements are being handled by the Northridge Cremation Chapel, 31291 Town Line Road, Philadelphia, NY owned and operated by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Online condolences in her memory can be made at LundyFuneralHome.com.