Helen M. Garnsey


Helen M. Garnsey

Helen M. Garnsey, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 14th at the Samaritan Keep Home where she had been a resident since 2008.

A funeral service will be 5 pm Friday, February 16th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Calling hours are Friday from 2 pm – 5 pm prior to the funeral. Spring burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Carthage.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah, Judith and Cynthia Garnsey, all of Watertown; her son Timothy Garnsey, Deferiet; her step sons Earl Garnsey, Schenectady, Fred Garnsey, Watertown and Rick Garnsey, Florida; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister Frances Harris, Tylerville; several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by a son Joseph Garnsey, a daughter Kristen Garnsey MacDonald, a step-son Dale Garnsey, four brothers John, Frank, Chet and Ed Wetsig and a sister Jennie Mullany.

Helen was born in Carthage, a daughter to Leon and Mary Wetsig. She had worked ay Brahman Manufacturing in Carthage until moving to Watertown in 1963. She married Earl Garnsey, Sr April 23, 1960. Mr. Garnsey passed away on April 17, 1990.

Helen was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

The family would like to thank the 4th Floor staff at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home for their care and comfort of Helen over her many years at the Keep Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Source: Watertown Daily Times Obituaries
Helen M. Garnsey