Winetta Ketcham MacDonald, 87, passed away Saturday morning, January 19, 2013 at the Farrar Home, Malone, with the love of her children at her side. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Winetta was born January 2, 1926, in Fishkill, NY, the daughter of the late Delmar & Gladys (Taylor) Ketcham. She graduated from Wappingers High School, as well as Plattsburgh State Teachers College in 1947 with a Bachelors Degree in Education majoring in Home Economics. She united into marriage with Webster G MacDonald on April 6, 1947. He predeceased her on August 23, 2008. During her teaching career, she taught Home Economics in New Paltz High School, and Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar, New York . After relocating to the North Country, she substituted at Franklin Academy, and St. Lawrence Central High Schools.
Winetta is survived by a son, Bradford (Karen) MacDonald of Palm Coast, Florida; two daughters, Marcia (William) Russell of Moira, and Susanne (John) Cymbrak of Malone. Also surviving her are her grandchildren, Keri ( Derrick) Lucey of Moira, Sara (Wayne) Palmer II of Moira, Jeni (Vincent) Galligan III, of Forestburgh NY, Erin ( Jeffrey) St. Denis of Plattsburgh, Kati Cymbrak of Malone, Andrew Cymbrak (Kristy) of Plattsburgh, Brian (Jennifer) MacDonald of Jacksonville, N.C., and Justin (Danielle) MacDonald of Spring Lake MI, and her beloved 16 great-grandchildren.
From knitting, needlepoint, writing poetry, sewing, or baking an apple pie, Winetta was blessed with these skills and talents. She also enjoyed playing pinochle and rummy with family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Winetta's funeral service celebrating her life will commence at 8 p.m. Internment will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family.
However grateful, Winetta's family has requested that in lieu of floral offerings please consider donations to the Farrar Home, 46 Constable Street, Malone, NY or to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund, 104 Park Street, Malone, NY.
Please share a special memory or a condolence with Winetta's family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com