The funeral for Mrs. Thelma M. Dano, age 91, who died Saturday at the SamaritanMedicalCenter, will be 3pm on Thursday April 25, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home with Reverend Donald Briant officiating. Calling hours will be from 1pm until the time of the service on Thursday. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Thelma was born on May 24, 1921, in Brownville, the daughter of Winfield and Carrie Weaver Docteur. She was schooled in Chaumont.
On September 1, 1939, she married Ellsworth Dano. Mr. Dano died on May 3, 1981.
She and her husband owned and operated the Redwood Diner and Grocery and also Dano’s Dabbers Painting Company for a time. She also worked for Sunnyside Nursing Home in Syracuse and for the last fifteen years she worked for the Clayton Payntor Senior Citizens Center in the ceramic department retiring in 1997.
Thelma loved to crochet, bingo and playing board games. She especially loved to play poker with her family and winning money from her grandkids.
She will be missed by all and in our hearts forever.
She is survived by one son Billy from Florida; three daughters, Sue (Joe) Shaw of Syracuse, Darleen Barbrow and her companion Art VanTassel of Theresa, and Marla Piper of Jamesville; two daughter in laws, Sandy of Clayton and Addie of Watertown; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; one sister Catherine Walker of Chaumont; one half-sister Georgina Docteur of Maryland; nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Ellsworth, she is predeceased by three sons, James who died on April 6th of 2013, Wayne and Nelson as well as Nelson’s wife Anna, one grandson, Joey Shaw. Six brothers and sisters.
Prayers sent to the family, during this time of loss, I know she will be greatly missed, and
We are gaining another wounderful Angle above to look down on the family and freinds.
I loved stopping in to visit with Thelma, she was always sitting in the reclining watching TV and making a new blanket for one of the grandkids. She never let her lack of eye sight slow her down. She was one of a kind, and I will miss her and think of her every time I am in Clayton.
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Watertown send her family all of our thoughts and prayers.