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Lori Jo Neumann

January 11, 2023

Lori J. NeumannLori Jo Neumann, 64, of Clayton passed away Wednesday evening, January 11, 2023, at Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Lori Jo was born in Alexandria Bay October 13, 1958, daughter of Floyd C. and Iris J. Reed Waterson. She was a graduate of LaFargeville Central School and had attended SUNY Morrisville. On October 10, 1987 she married Dean M. Neumann at the Omar United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Barton officiating. Dean died September 28, 2022.

She was a waitress at Foxy's Restaurant, Fishers Landing. She wintered in Colorado and then Florida, where she met Dean. The couple returned to Clayton in 1991. She worked in the banking industry for Jefferson National Bank, later Community Bank, for Norman Jensen Brokerage, Wellesley Island, Fourth Coast, Clayton, for Rusty Johnson Masonry, and was a caregiver for AIM Services,Inc. She also waitressed at the Clipper Inn ever since returning to the north country.

Lori Jo was a member of Omar United Methodist Church, Fishers Landing Racing Club, and the American Power Boat Association. She was a supporter of SPCA of Jefferson County. Lori Jo enjoyed boating, attending races, the many people she met in the racing community, her Mandolin Island family, and life on the River. She was a member of The Annual Girls for over 45 years. She was an SU basketball fan, and loved being an aunt, especially following their sporting activities, and enjoying life.

She is survived by her mother, Iris J. Waterson, Fishers Landing; two brothers, Robert D. (Cynthia) Waterson, Wellesley Island and Ronald G. (Charlotte) Waterson, Fishers Landing; aunt Karen Reed LaFave; uncle Doug Reed; two nieces and one nephew, Kyra (Brian) McGrath, Reed Waterson, and Claire Waterson; and several cousins. Along with her husband, Lori Jo was predeceased by her father, Floyd, March 11, 2022.

A celebration of her life will be at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Lori Jo's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to TIERS, P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or a charity of one's choice.


#38 Tracey Countryman 2023-01-26 16:41
To the family of Lori.
I am so sorry and saddened about the passing of your beloved Lori. I worked with her at foxy s . She was a very special person . I always would say hi Mrs . Neumann how is " Victor " . She always git a kick out it . I know she is at peace and reunited with her beloved daddy and her Sparkles . Sending love and prayer
Tracey Countryman
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#37 Kelly Meisch 2023-01-25 22:12
I’m sorry for your loss. I always loved being on Mandolin with all of you. Lori always was laughing with/at Me and Kyra. She will be missed.
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#36 Randy Hewitt 2023-01-23 13:23
Dear Mrs W and Family,

Our sincere condolences - The Hewitt Family
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#35 amy wiley 2023-01-19 14:50
Iris and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of working with Lori at Foxy’s.
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#34 Tim & Kim Honeywell 2023-01-18 19:58
To the family: Tim and I are so very sorry to hear about Lori. We adored her and loved the time we had working with her at Foxy’s. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#33 Kimberly Fitchette 2023-01-18 19:24
Iris, Bobby and Ronny,
So very sorry to hear about Lori. She will be missed by all. May she rest in peace with all that have gone before her.
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#32 Jeri Brayen 2023-01-18 13:23
Iris and family,
Mike and I were so sorry to read of Lori's passing. We can't believe you are having to go through this again so soon. We feel your pain, as we have been there. You will never get over her loss, but will learn to remember, enjoy and laugh over all the wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Lori rest in peace with her husband.
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#31 Rev richard Barton 2023-01-17 23:39
Dear Iris, Bob and Ron: we are so sorry and sad to learn of Lori’s passing, and so much grief for you in this past year, losing Floyd and Dean. Know we are sending prayers, and love and hugs to you all for comfort. Lori was the sparkle in a room with her beautiful smile, infectious laugh, and always a caring conversation.
Love, Gloria and Dick
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#30 Linda Hurtesu 2023-01-17 22:27
Dear Iris, Bobby, and Ronny, I am so sorry to hear about Lori. She was such a fun loving, happy person. Her laugh was always contagious and she was always smiling. We had such great time in UMYF and during school. She will be greatly missed.
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#29 Anne Weller 2023-01-17 17:03
I am so sorry, Iris. Lori was a great gal. Loved having her as our waitress at the Clipper. God Bless all your family.
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