Dorothy J. Hunt
March 30, 1935 – February 18, 2020
A private family service for Dorothy J. Hunt, age 84 of Canton, and previously of Hudson, FL and Morristown, NY will be held at Foxwood Memorial Park with Deacon David Demerse officiating. Mrs. Hunt passed away on Tuesday (February 18, 2020) at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility. A Celebration of Life service for friends and family will be held at a time to be determined in the spring.
Surviving are two sons Timothy Hunt & his wife Amy of Canton, Jeffrey Hunt & his wife Michele of Canton; a daughter Jolene Risley of New Smyrna Beach, FL; 8 grandchildren Tori Hunt, Lexi Hunt, Parker Hunt, Kate Huntley & her husband Dillon, Tyler Hunt & his wife Erin, Taylor Scott, Chip Risley & his wife Amanda, Allison Risley and four great-grandchildren Landon & Myla Huntley, Mackenzie, Evan & Haley Risley.
She was predeceased by her husband Timothy and son Steven in 2003 and a son in law Herbert Risley.
Dorothy was born on March 30, 1935 in Syracuse NY, a daughter of the late Charles & Roberta (Tate) Watson. She attended Alexandria Bay School and graduated from Theresa High in 1952. She continued her education at Canton ATI where she obtained a Business Degree in 1954.
Early in her career she worked for American Express in Philadelphia, PA and later with New York Airbrake Company in Watertown as a secretary. She later married her husband Timothy P. Hunt on August 31, 1957 at the Holy Family Church in Watertown and continued to work as a secretary for Pitluk Advertising in San Antonio, TX. Following her husband’s discharge from the military, the couple returned to Canton where she worked at the Canton Hospital in the radiology department as a secretary. The couple also owned and operated a store in Canton for many years. In 1969 she went back to Canton ATI where she received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1972. She then became employed at A Barton Hepburn Hospital for 12 years, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for 9 Years and then with Riverview Correction Facility until 1997 when she retired.
Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, boating, watching her children play hockey, golfing, playing cards and spending time in Florida. Memorial contributions can be made to the Steven Hunt Scholarship Fund c/o Jeff Hunt 1113 Old Dekalb Road, Canton, NY 13617. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared on www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
A Celebration of Life for family & friends
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sergi's Banquet Hall
31 Main Street
Dorothy J. Hunt
Lisa Scott Phelan
February 27, 2020
This was very sad news to me. The entire family are in my prayers. I am grateful that I got to spend time with Dottie in October. Even though she didn't remember me, she told me the smile and laugh were familiar. She told me she was sad that her memory was gone because she missed her family. However, she said she was happy with the Center and her friends there. Taylor and I were planning another visit to see her in May...it breaks my heart that I didn't get Tails there sooner. He did call her on Steven's birthday, a couple days before her passing. It gives us all peace that she is with Tim and Steven now. Blessings to you all!
February 26, 2020
Good thing I had a dental cleaning or I wouldn't know about you Dottie.Rest in peace sweet neighbor......please hug our sweet daughter Amy Jo whom we lost to cancer in October.
February 22, 2020
My sympathy to all the family. What a lovely lady who contributed so much to the Canton community. May she rest in peace.
February 20, 2020
Jeff, Tim and families,
We are in Florida and just heard of your mother's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary and Dave