Margaret E. Heaslip, 91, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Margaret E. Heaslip, 91, Watertown, NY, passed away June 25, 2023, at the Samaritan Summit Village where she had been a resident since October 2019.

She was born on May 20, 1932, in New York City, daughter of Alton L. and Margaret R. (Schwabauer) Seaburg. Margaret and her family moved to Madrid, NY in July of 1944. She graduated from Madrid High School in 1950 and attended the Watertown School of Commerce.

She began her career working for St. Regis Paper Co. in Deferiet, NY, where she worked in the mail room. She was promoted to Executive Secretary and worked there until 1955.

She married Robert C. Heaslip, of Watertown, on March 1, 1952, at the Bethany United Methodist Church. She and her husband had six children and she stayed home to care for their children. In 1976, she went to work for the Watertown City School District, retiring from Case Jr. High School, as a nurse’s aide, in September 1991.

Margaret and her husband loved spending summers at their cottage at High Knoll in Sackets Harbor, knitting, and spending time with her children and many grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters and three sons in law, Laurie (Vernon) Beckstead, Lorraine, NY, Susan (Edward) Plihall, Columbus, OH, Dawn Shank, Lawrenceville,GA, Betsy (Edward) Herrick, Watertown, NY; two sons and a daughter in law, Robert (Joanne) Heaslip and Clifford A. Heaslip and his companion, Alice Richards, LaFargeville, NY; her brother and sister in law, Alton L. (Carol) Seaburg, SC; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband Robert C. Heaslip.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

The funeral service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

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