Mrs. Patricia C. Shaffrey, age 78, of Route 12 E., died June 5 at the Hospice House at Ellis Farm surrounded by her family. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10am at Christ Episcopal Church in Clayton with Father John Crosstaite, Rector officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2pm at Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4-7pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Patricia was born July 7, 1935, in Pocono Pines, PA, the daughter of Edwin and Esther Dunlap Combs. She graduated from Lowville Academy in 1953.
On June 30th, 1953, she married Frank Shaffrey at Trinity Episcopal church in Lowville.
She worked in the late 70’s as Deputy Town Clerk of Clayton under Lorna Flake and Dorothy Kay. From the early 80’s until 1993 she was a cafeteria monitor at Guardino Elementary School, retiring in 1993.
Patricia was a very active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Clayton and a member of its Alter Guild. She was also on the Pastoral Care Committee at the church.
Patricia enjoyed ceramics, reading, gardening and volunteering. She especially enjoyed school events such as musicals and plays. Patricia and her husband Frank were past members of the Clayton Travelers Club.
Surviving is her husband Frank; two daughters, Linda (Roland) Slone of Clayton and Janna (Robert) Cooke of Watertown; two grandchildren; one great great grandson, Michael VanNatta of Florida; three brothers, Donald of Lowville, Jack of Minnesota and Blair of Alabama; nieces and nephews.
One son Michael died January 27th, 1984 at age 14. Two sisters, Erna Eversol of Texas and Sandra Combs of Watertown, also died before her.
Donations can be made in her name to Christ Episcopal Church, the Hospice of Jefferson County or T.I.E.R.S.