The Funeral Mass for Mary “Theresa” Roden, age 89, will be 11am on Tuesday, April 7th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5-8pm Monday evening at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Theresa was born, October 10, 1925, in Kingston, Ontario, the daughter of Richard and Mary Ellen Foley. She attended Holy Family School in Watertown and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1943.
On August 11, 1947, she married Grant Roden at Holy Family Church with Father Frederick Shue officiating. Mr. Roden died April 20, 1966.
Theresa worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper for Pine Tree Point and Uncle Sam Boat Lines in Alexandria Bay, retiring in 1998.
She enjoyed knitting and gardening.
Surviving is one daughter, Beth (Ted) Dillenback of Cortland; two sons, Peter (Karen) of Clayton, and Tim (Carol) of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Karen (William) Diescher, Laura (Brian) Kelley, Brian and Gregory Dillenback, and Matt Roden; and two great grandchildren, Jenna and Madison Diescher.
Donations can be made in her name to the Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Church or T.I.E.R.S.