Lyndell M. Massey, 71, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Lyndell M. Massey, 71, Watertown, wife of David L. Massey, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, following a brief illness.

Her funeral will be noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Stone Presbyterian Church, Chestnut St., Watertown, with Rev. Libby “Elizabeth” Moses officiating.  Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.  Calling hours are 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

Brn March 11, 1947, in Watertown, a daughter to George and Korleen Bushaw Bolton, she was a 1965 graduate of Watertown High School.

Lyndell married her high school sweetheart David L. Massey on Aug. 17, 1968, at Emmanuel Congregational Church.

Lyndell worked for Henry’s Jewelers and the National Bank of Northern New York for several years.  She and Dave formed the Hang Up Put Down Shoppe on Mill Street n 1976. They moved to their present location on Factory Street in 1980 and joined Carpet One in 1996. She and Dave also founded and ran Motors-n-More and Affordable Car Rental from 1993 until they retired in 2014.

Lyndell was a very caring and generous person who would do or give anything to someone who was in need. She loved to cook (way too much food) and feed everyone and believed you could never use enough garlic. She and Dave enjoyed spending many winters in Florida, where they enjoyed deep sea fishing together.  Lyndell has been a dedicated caregiver to Dave and her family.

She is survived by her husband David L.; a daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Justin Hall, Brownville; a son, Scott, Watertown; a grandson AJ Hall, Brownville; the grandchildren of her heart who affectionately called her “Grandma Massey” Donielle Kilionski, Dalton and Dayna Hall, Jacob Grant, Gavin, Jacob, Adam, and Anna King; her brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Linda Bolton, Pierrepont Manor; 27 nieces and nephews and her Golden Doodle, “Abbey” (who Andrea affectionately referred to as her mom’s favorite child).

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Alivia Massey Hall as well as her lifelong best friend Christine Grant.  We are comforted with the knowledge they are together again.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the “Backpack Program” at Brownville Glen Park Elementary School or to the Stone Presbyterian Church.

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