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Kay F. Alteri

May 12, 2016

Kay F. Alteri, 74, S. Pearl Ave., Watertown passed away Thursday morning, May 12, 2016, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm surrounded by her loving family.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, May 17, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Wednesday, May 18, at 12:00 PM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Kay was born in Watertown on December 9, 1941, daughter of Harold P. and Marjorie Davis Williams. She was a graduate of Watertown High School, Data Processing School in Utica and received her bachelors degree in social work from Empire State College. She received the Student Initiative Award, Region III, for outstanding service to children and community while at Empire State.

On October 31, 1963 she married Donald L. Alteri at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

Kay had worked for and was very active in the NYS Migrant Tutoring Program. She then for worked for Bernier Carr Associates and as a teacher's assistant for the Watertown City School System. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church, taught CCD and was a member of its Celebration Singers. She was active with Precious Blood Monastery and the Girl Scout Council, where she had served on its board. A very important part of her life was the work she had done for Credo. Kay was a huge Yankees fan and enjoyed gardening. But above all, her family was most important and all her grandchildren were "perfect".

Along with her husband, Don, Kay is survived by her two daughters, Lisa A. BonDurant, Watertown and Amy K. Alteri, Alexandria Bay; three grandchildren, Erika K. (Geno Williams), Joel D. and Abigail A. BonDurant and one great grandson on the way, Forrest BonDurant Williams; three sisters, Sallie W. Parsons, Rochester, Nancie S. Williams, Watertown and Gail W. Varley, Norman, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousins including a dear cousin, Anne Davis, Watertown, and a close family friend, Myrajean Koster, Watertown. Her son-in-law, David M. BonDurant, died October 15, 2012 and her brother-in-law, William L. Varley, also predeceased her.

Donations in her name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. or Credo Foundation, 595 W. Main St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Kay's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#24 Don Cleary 2016-05-19 17:32
My sincere condolences Don and Family
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#23 Kendra Slating 2016-05-16 14:00
Kay was my brother's aid all through high school and very, very good friend to my family. She did a lot to help us when we hit hard times, and we all love her dearly. She's a shining star, one of a kind, and she will be sorely missed. You're all in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time, and I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest easy, angel.
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#22 MaryJane Spicer 2016-05-15 14:56
Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and family. Kay was a wonderful and caring person. She was a great friend to our family. With deepest condolences, may she forever rest in peace.
MaryJane Spicer and family.
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#21 Bea Donoghue Boyce 2016-05-15 12:32
My thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time.Kay touched may people during her life and I am sure she will be missed by many.God Bless you all.
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#20 Sue Pete 2016-05-15 09:21
I have known kay for years, she was such a dedicated person to anything she undertook. whenever we ran into one another we always had a long and fun chat, I will miss her. prayers to her family. rip kay....
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#19 R. Bruce Dempster 2016-05-15 08:12
Amy, and the entire Alteri family, my heartfelt condolences go out to you all at this time of grief.
May happy memories of Kay comfort you.
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#18 Laurie Donohue 2016-05-15 07:43
My thoughts are with you all, Kay was one of the most vibrant women I ever met, it is sad to think we will never hear that quick wit or ready laugh again. God Speed Kay.
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#17 robert humphrey 2016-05-14 20:21
so sorry to hear about Kay. Prayers go out to Donnie and the Alteri family.
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#16 Gayle Hartz 2016-05-14 11:13
Please accept my condolences.. I am so sorry for your loss. She was remarkable and I will always remember her kindness. She accomplished so much and gave so much to others. My prayers go out to the family. With love.
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#15 Joanne Corsica 2016-05-14 09:55
Kay you will be missed so much; we are both very sad. Being your friend was a special gift I will treasure forever. Sleep well friend...love you...joanne andmaris
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