Winifred E. Dumont
March 14, 1918 – February 26, 2019
Funeral services for Winifred E. Dumont, 100, formerly of Potsdam, will be held at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam, NY at 2 o’clock on March 9th with Rev. Stephen Rocker officiating. Calling hours will also be held at Garner Funeral Home from 12 o’clock (noon) until 2 o’clock on March 9th. Winifred passed away Tuesday morning (February 26, 2019) at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fairport, NY.
Surviving are her ex-daughter-in-law Shirley Crump, 5 grandchildren - Elmer Crump and his wife Celia of Memphis, NY, Debra Pinkston of Atlanta GA, Cathy Crump of Syracuse, NY, Peter Crump and his wife Elizabeth of Syracuse, NY and Brenda Torrence of Fairport, NY, and extended grandchildren, Robert Crump and his wife Amber of Savannah, GA, Joseph Willsey and Angela Simmons of Syracuse, NY; brothers David and his wife Betty Bartlett of Potsdam, and Donald Bartlett of Massena. Plus, 24 great-grandchildren, 45 great-great grandchildren and 9 great-great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Bryce Crump and her second husband, Ernest “Pete” Dumont; son, Elmer Crump; brothers Howard, Arthur, and Francis Bartlett; sisters Pauline Jarvis, Helen Marie Gonyea, and Martha Ann, Virginia Rose, and Mary Bartlett.
Winifred was born on March 14th, 1918, daughter of the late Archie and Jessie (Wynne) Bartlett in Potsdam, NY. She attended Potsdam area schools and worked on the family farm. She married Bryce Crump on November 12, 1936. Most dear to her heart, besides her son Elmer, was her nephew, Billy Durgan, to whom she raised as her own since the age of two, and her nephew Frankie Gonyea. In the 1950s, she worked at the Potsdam Club as a cook, and also did housework cleaning and sewing for people in town. She found love again and on September 12, 1966, she married Ernest “Pete” Dumont in New Hampshire. After the passing of her husband Pete, Winifred managed a motel and worked as a cook at a restaurant in Alexandria Bay for 6 years, then returned to Potsdam and worked as an elderly caretaker. In her spare time, Winifred so enjoyed crocheting, sewing, crafting, loved to cook and collect recipes. Also known as an independent, industrious, and determined woman, she managed to live by herself until the age of 98 until her health began to waiver. Thank you “Grandma Winnie” for 100 years of family stories and memories…
Memorial donations can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potsdam or the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad. Condolences and fond memories can be made online at www.garnerfh.com.
St. Mary Catholic Church
17 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam , NY 13676
Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad
29 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
- Calling Hours Saturday, March 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019