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Joan A. McClusky

October 7, 2016

Joan A. McCluskyJoan A. McClusky, 81, Academy St., Watertown passed away Friday evening, October 7, 2016, at Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient since October 3.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, October 10, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 11, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Church at 10AM with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, pastor, presiding. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be at the family's convenience.

Joan was born in Montclair, NJ on January 9, 1935, daughter of Stephen D. and Marian Davis Schmieg. She graduated from Glen Ridge (NJ) High School in 1952 and received her degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College in 1978. She married William J. McClusky on December 26, 1959 and the marriage ended in divorce.

After receiving her nursing degree in 1978, she began her career as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital. She was the last RN at Mercy when it closed. Joan was a member of Mercy School of Nursing Auxiliary, Patient Advocacy Council, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and volunteered for Hospice of Jefferson County and for Samaritan Summit Village. She had served on the Board of Samaritan Home Health Care.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Joan was a member of Elks Lodge 496 and Beta Sigma Phi, and a former member of St. Patrick's Home and School and the New Comers Club.

She is survived by her six children, William J. McClusky, Watertown, Leo A. McClusky, Bellingham, WA, Timothy M. McClusky and wife, Mary, Sandy Creek, James P. McClusky and wife, Joanne, Watertown, Kathleen S. McClusky, Hamilton, and Thomas E. McClusky and wife, Mary, Alexandria, VA; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan is also survived by her long-time companion, Robert G. Osier, and his family, two sons, Walter Osier and wife, Patty, and Troy Osier and companion, Kristi; daughter-in-law, Tracie Osier, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren with one on the way. She is predeceased by her brother, John T. "Jack" Davis, her companion's son, Timothy Osier, and his daughter, Lynn Osier..

Donations in Joan's name may be made to the Joan A. McClusky Nursing Scholarship at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#28 Phil,Yuvon Marra 2016-10-24 19:24
Dear mcClusky family,
We have been away
Sorry to see on Facebook of Joan passing away.
We have been friends since St. pats school on Arsenal St. Always hept track of each other at church or at IHC.
Prayers for the family.
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#27 Phil,Yuvon Marra 2016-10-24 19:14
McClusky family,
Just returned home & sorry to see on Facebook of Joan's passing. We were friends since st. Patrick's School on Arsenal st. Always kept in touch either at church or iHC. Will miss her. prayers for all of you.
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#26 Denise Edgar 2016-10-19 08:53
My thoughts and prayers for the family, I worked with Joan at Mercy, the most wonderful lady! She will be missed,
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#25 Scott Sawyer 2016-10-17 17:45
My thoughts and prayers are with you Tim and Jim and your family. Sincere condolences on the loss of your mom.
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#24 Robert M. Cozzie 2016-10-17 11:10
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was an incredible woman. Again, my condolences to you and your family.
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#23 Pat Davis 2016-10-15 11:53
So sorry to hear about her passing. I am glad to have had her in my life.
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#22 D.Thomas Sawyer 2016-10-12 21:57
Tim, Jim and family I am so sorry for your loss. Joan was a nice person and she will be missed.
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#21 Paul Millard 2016-10-12 07:54
Our prayers are with your family, I will always remember your mom with a smile. We shared great times with her growing up and will cherish those memories. She will be missed by all she touched.
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#20 Kathy Vincent 2016-10-11 17:01
Sending thoughts and prayers to Bob and the family. I have known Joan for many years through mercy Hospital. I was glad to have seen her recently and have a good chat with her. She will be missed.
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#19 Denise Bush 2016-10-11 13:38
I had the pleasure of working with Joan many years ago at Mercy, she was a wonderful person. My condolences to her family
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