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Harry W. Bazinet

November 3, 2019

Harry W. BazinetHarry W. Bazinet, 74, of Clayton died unexpectedly after being stricken at his home on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Harry was born in Watertown on April 20, 1945, son of the late R. Gerald and Edith (Higgins) Bazinet. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Clayton Central School in 1964. On May 7, 1966 he married Patricia A. Clarke at St. Mary's Church with Msgr. Dennis Lynch officiating.

He worked at Mercier's Boat Yard and was a machinist at Frink SnoPlow. In July 1969 he began his career as a machinist for NY Air Brake Company. After 40 + years of service to the company, Harry retired in 2011.

He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and was a caretaker for St. Mary's Cemetery. He was a life member and 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council 350, Clayton. Harry was a member of Dodge Hall, Grindstone Island, and he enjoyed the River and seeing friends on Grindstone, Whiskey, and Club Islands. He was a member for over 45 years of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 761. Harry also enjoyed boating, spending time with his friends, fishing derbies, puttering, talking, and taking care of his neighborhood where he mowed and snowblowed. In his youth he played football and wrestled and supported Clayton Youth Hockey in his later years.

Along with his wife, Patricia, Harry is survived by son, Andrew William Bazinet and wife Stephanie, Macedon; daughter, Andrea R. Bazinet and companion Bob Soluri, Cape Vincent; brothers-in-law, Robert D. Clarke and wife RoseAnn, Sebring, Fl. and Richard A. Clarke and wife Georgeen, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Harry W. Bazinet, Jr., brother Robert G. Bazinet, sister June M. Hill, and mother-in-law Mary Jane Clarke-Kempney.

In lieu of flowers donations in Harry's name may be made to Cpl. William A. Brabant Memorial Scholarship, c/o Jefferson Community College, Attn. Jefferson Community College Foundation, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601, St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624, or Jefferson County SPCA, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#33 Ashley Loomis Pennoc 2019-11-12 12:19
Andrea i am so sorry to hear about your father. please send my love to your family as well
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#32 Tammy Nosek 2019-11-12 07:36
Andy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
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#31 David Natali 2019-11-10 18:48
Patty and Family, So sorry to hear about Harry, he was one of the good guys. I will miss seeing him this summer, especially when he would go by the cottage in his boat. My condolences to you.
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#30 Linda LaLonde 2019-11-09 09:27
I am deeply sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Harry was very generous with his time by visiting Summit residents. I am sure he will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of his family. With sympathy, Linda
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#29 Kathy Strough 2019-11-08 20:44
Oh my, dear Patti and family..so sorry to hear about Harry. Just remember that right now memories bring tears, but there will come a time when memories bring smiles.....take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you all... hugs
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#28 Bill and Sue Bazinet 2019-11-08 11:57
Dear Bazinet Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We are so happy we got to spend some time with Harry last year. It was fun reminiscing about the "old days" and going over family history. We will cherish our memories!
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#27 mary green 2019-11-07 22:37
Patty,Andrew and Andrea and families, I was so shocked to read this and am so very sorry. My husband ,Marshall, thought Harry was a one of a kind man. He was right!!! He said,he was always smiling and a good man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless.
Love, Marshall and Mary Green
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#26 Danielle Gardner 2019-11-07 21:23
So sorry for your loss. You and your family is in my prayers and thoughts.
Danielle (DG)
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#25 Tim Howell 2019-11-07 19:42
Andy, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers... Tim and Traci
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#24 CHRIS BIDWELL 2019-11-07 19:04
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Sorry to hear
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