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.