Lynda J. Kelley, 72, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Lynda J. Kelley, 72, of 585 Morrison St., Watertown, passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2021, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since January 21.

Born Dec. 12, 1948, in Watertown, the daughter of Harold and Lena (Roselle) Putnam, she graduated from Watertown High School.

Lynda worked several years as a secretary for the Criminal Investigation Division at Fort Drum and then New York Air Brake as a security officer for 15 years.

She was an avid Yankees fan, loved animals, and enjoyed cross stitch and making jewelry.

Among her survivors are a daughter, Jennifer Isom and her companion Mike Lopez, TN; two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Tyler, her companion of 15 years, Rob Douglas, of Watertown; a half sister, Marcia Putnam, Hudson, FL; three step brothers, Barry Parker, Adams, Allan (Sue) Parker, Port Ontario, Dennis (Lynn) Parker, Sackets Harbor; a step sister, Cindy (Dave), Poughkeepsie, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

There will be no services. It was her wish to be cremated.

Burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

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