Rita M. Siver, 85, Dexter

DEXTER, NY — Rita M. Siver, 85, of 19506 Evans Road, Dexter, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1933, in Henderson, NY, a  daughter of Timothy and Anna M. (Mitchell) Shannon, she graduated in 1951 from Sackets Harbor High School.

She married Robert M. Siver on Oct. 2, 1954, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and the couple resided in Brownville.

She worked many summers as a telephone operator at Camp Drum and then became the secretary for Immaculate Conception where she served the parish for several years. Mr. Siver was a self-employed contractor in the local area.

She and her husband square danced for over twenty years. She enjoyed clogging and belonged to the Country Classic Cloggers. She enjoyed knitting and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Among her survivors are her beloved and devoted husband of 64 years, Robert M. Siver, her seven loving children and their spouses, Debra Jenness, Dexter, Robert and Debra Siver Jr., Watertown, Mark and Elizabeth Siver, NC, Kimberley and Merton Irey, Brownville, Daniel and Laure Siver, Chaumont, Wayne and Mary Siver, NC, Christopher and Amber Siver, Pamelia; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, a son-in-law James Jenness, a great grandson Timothy Daniel Queior, four sisters, Teresa Alton, Rosemary Jackson, Marguerite “Peg” Lange, Helen Scee, and her twin brothers Lyle and Lloyd Shannon, all passed before her.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Siver family home on Evans Road in Dexter.

A funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Michael Gaffney, pastor, and Rev. Douglas Comstock officiating.

Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Suite 408, Syracuse, NY 13203.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartandbrucefh.com