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Caroline Sayre

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Caroline Melton Sayre, 102, of 1010 Washington St., Watertown, passed November 20, 2012 at Hospice Home of Jefferson County.

She was born on November 30, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of George A. and Caroline P. Murcott Melton. She graduated Salutatorian from Mineola High School in 1927.

Following school she was a stenographer at Valentine Insurance Co. in Mineola. She married George M. Sayre on October 12, 1934 in Mineola, NY at the home of her parents. The couple moved to Black River in the early 1940’s. Mrs. Sayre was a homemaker. Mr. Sayre passed May 20, 1998.

She was a member of the Black River Home Bureau, she typed the church stencil for the Black River Methodist Church and was certified by the Library of Congress to transcribe scripture into brail for the Lutheran Brail Society for over 20 years.

Among her survivors are a daughter, Joan A. Sayre, NYC; a son and daughter in law, Milton M. and Jane M. Sayre, Clayton; a daughter in law, Karen Sayre, Waterbury, CT; five grandchildren, Benjamin Sayre, Shayne Curtis, Michael Sayre, Judith McDuff, Elizabeth Sayre; seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband a son Clyde O. Sayre and three brothers Robert, George and Arthur Melton all died before her.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Noon, Sat., Nov 24th at Black River Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Smith Pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements are with the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River.

Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels 133 Pratt St., Watertown, NY, Salvation Army 723 State St., Watertown, NY or Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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