Mary Gretchen Sullivan, 85, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Mary Gretchen Sullivan, 85, of Ten Eyck Street, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born June 18, 1936, in Watertown, daughter of Sheridan E. and Alice (O’Neill) Sullivan, she graduated in 1954 from Cape Vincent Central School, attended Potsdam State Teachers College and graduated from Watertown School of Commerce.

She was a fifty-year employee for Samaritan Medical Center, retiring in 2005 as the cancer technician registrar.

Mary Gretchen was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Auxiliary of the Precious Blood of Christ. She was the first recipient of the Jefferson County Girl Scout Life Saving Award.

Mary Gretchen’s special interests included traveling to Russia, Europe and Ireland on several occasions and needlework. She had a great fondness for Cape Vincent and the St. Lawrence River.

Mary Gretchen is survived by cousins, six Godsons and a Goddaughter. Her longtime friend, Charlene Mannigan, Dexter, NY.

Mary Gretchen’s family and friends would like to thank Samaritan Medical Center for the good care that was given to her during her stay at SMC.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Dexter Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to The Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

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