Gertrude J. Tyo, 85, Massena
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Gertrude J. Tyo, 85, of Roosevelt Road, Massena and the St. Regis Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at Massena Memorial Hospital.

Gertrude was born on February 28, 1927 in Cornwall, Ontario the daughter of Edward A. and Eva M. (Dowe) Tyo. She attended Massena Schools. Gertrude was employed at the J.J. Newberry Store & Co. until its closing and then went to work at Massena Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper until her retirement in 1985. Gertrude was a member of St. Patrick's Church Alter Rosary Society, and Massena Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two sisters, Bernice and John Danko of Minneapolis, MN, and Dorothy T. Tyo; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Tyo; and two sisters, Ruth Tyo, and Marion James.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. A mass of resurrection will be held on, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at St. Patrick's Church in Hogansburg, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Martin Cline presiding.

Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Online condolences may be made to